Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for this month. BUT…things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this small wall cabinet were to transform it into a first aid cabinet and military decor.

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Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Even though I made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. If you’ve been looking for ideas for DIY Gifts for Dad for Father’s Day, then these scented sachets or sachet bags made from repurposed clothing is JUST what you’ve been waiting for. I like to think of them as: Shirt Pocket Sachets!Read more ›

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves at a man cave store when I spotted a display of beer coasters that looked like bottle caps. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea…and as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Why? Because I knew I could make my own version…using mini tart pans!Read more ›

25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach with these upcycling ideas. Whether you’re looking for birthday gifts for him, romantic gifts for him, or even best man gift ideas, this collection is for you. Trust me – there are some cool gifts for guys that you can make and he will love!Read more ›

Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since they are gifts for him – belt hanger or belt organizer made from vintage pants hangers!Read more ›

How to Make a Bottle Cap Catcher for a Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

How to Make a Bottle Cap Catcher for a Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

One of the reasons we purchased our house was the screened in back porch, which is as big as a bedroom. The yard is lined with cypress trees, so there’s tons of privacy and it’s easy to forget that we live in a regular ole’ neighborhood. We’ve lived here for three years now, and I finally got around to DIYing something I’ve wanted for a long time on the porch- a wall mounted bottle opener!Read more ›

Hat Holder / Hat Storage from Upcycled Wooden Bowls and Wooden Candlesticks

Hat Holder / Hat Storage from Upcycled Wooden Bowls and Wooden Candlesticks

I’ve confessed my love of accessories to you before- particularly with scarves and vintage costume jewelry. But I am ALSO a lover of hats…especially during the humid southern summers! So, while I’ve made plenty of accessory organizers over the years (as well as other kinds of organizers), I was clearly overdue to make a hat holder or something similar for my Trilby hat collectionRead more ›

Table Clock from Classic Board Games for a Play Room / Game Room

Table Clock from Classic Board Games for a Play Room / Game Room

Since my husband is a game-junkie, and I’ve reached the peer group that appreciates nostalgic toys, there are always an abundance of classic board games in our house. I love the colorful game boards and wanted to upcycle one into a table clock or desk clock – perfect for decorating a play room or game roomRead more ›

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

A thrift store book and a collage photo frame (or multi photo frame) aren’t typically related or even found near each other in your average thrift store. But, I decided to combine the two into one easy project that anyone can do. And even though my result was coastal wall decor, the theme and style could change depending on the book you use!
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