Trash To Treasure: Upcycled Light To Vase

January 30, 2013

Trash to Treasure: Upcycled Light to Vase created by @Jenna_Burger,

Sometimes the most unlikely objects can turn from trash to treasure. As we've been changing the light fixtures throughout our home over the last 3 years (I'm pretty sure every. single. one. has now been updated), most went straight to the curb.  A few weekends ago when the last old, brassy light came down in the upstairs hallway, it was half way to the trash, until I had a thought... Could I upcycle it into something else?  But what?? A cloak?  Another light?  A vase?  Should I spray paint it or leave it brass?  Lots of thoughts were brewing. Of course, I forgot to take a pick of … [Read more...]

Glass Bottle Turned Candle

July 19, 2012

bottle turned candle

I've been working on so many big projects lately (like the stairs, painting, and this chair) that I wanted to take a quick break and create something super quick and easy to share with you. One of my favorite drinks, especially in the summer, is Saratoga Sparkling Water. Since I live in the town where this water is manufactured, it's available most everywhere and everytime I see the gorgeous cobalt blue bottle, I just stare at it's beauty. I never get the nerve to throw the bottles away and have been stockpiling them in my garage waiting for a DIY project to pop into my head. And finally, … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pallet Bookshelf

March 2, 2012


What a week it's been!  Is it really March already?  I'm still in February!  I really thought I would have the bathroom complete by now to reveal today, but (I know, here it comes) it's not done - boo hoo.  It's 95% there, but the finishing touches are still needed, and that's always the most important part.  So sorry to say, you'll have to wait a few more days... you don't mind, right? Instead, I have a fun, easy, and unique DIY project to share with you. In the midst of my son's room makeover, the bookcase he had wasn't fitting anymore, but he still needed something to hold his many of … [Read more...]

4 Upcycling Ideas for the Home

December 14, 2011


I'm taking a little break today from Holiday posts and instead sharing a guest post with you from Jeremy of Easy Appliance Parts.  He has some great insight and ideas to share on upcycling typical items around the house.   How you design the interior of your home is a major factor in making your home more attractive and peaceful. One method to add to your design plan is upcycling. Instead of going to a furniture or home decor store, you can repurpose everyday items for interior design. Upcycling is not only a cool way to spruce up your interior, it creates a real design statement. … [Read more...]