Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

This project has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a vintage / industrial rotating hardware bin for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I was staunchly against purchasing a reproduction. That’s when I started formulating a repurposed DIY version…using a plastic party platter dish that I found earlier this year at a thrift store.Read more ›

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

This project came about as a result of an exciting new opportunity for me! A couple of months ago, I became part of the DecoArt Art Room Team. You’ve probably seen DecoArt products (craft paint, decoupage medium, stencils, etc.) at your favorite craft store…and you’ve definitely seen little bottles of their paints in my project photos over the years. They were my favorite brand long before I got a chance to work with them.

ANYWAY…I have a LOT of their products and needed to up my craft paint storage game. I fell in love with this paint storage idea from Create & Babble, and wanted to create something similar. But of course, I wanted to repurpose something as part of my project- so I decided to use old salvaged drawers!Read more ›

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

Gardening Garb Clip Board

Gardening Garb Clip Board

I will be the first to admit that this project is pretty darn simple. But it evolved from a very real need- actually, a *few* very real needs. First, I was in my crafting room and emerged determined to use up some of my supplies…and second, I have a TERRIBLE habit of ripping off my gardening gloves in the garage, tossing them about, and then having a devil of a time finding them again.

So here we are- with a simple, but hopefully very useful project using salvaged wood, vintage clothespins, and some picture hanging wire.Read more ›

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

People tell me constantly that they have no idea how to “get into” upcycling- and they ask me how I come up with all of my ideas. I wish I could tell them that I’m the Sorceress of Repurposing, but the truth is, I’m not- I just enjoy finding a different use for something, regardless of what that “something” is.

And yes, upcycling is trendy and hip and all the rage, but really, we’ve been doing it for generations. Did your mother ever store leftovers in empty margarine containers? If you grew up in a cold climate, did she ever slip plastic bread bags over your feet before stuffing them in your snow boots? That, my friends, is upcycling in its most simple and purest of forms.

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