When your known for taking “junk” people love to give it away. I hardly ever say NO, because sometimes it turns out to be something really good. Like this table / buffet, it was an extra free piece of junk.
Every year we talk about goals and things we want to accomplish in the new year. The goals we set eventually fade away. Sometimes our goals have unachievable deadlines or unrealistic goals to reach.
I have so much fun providing you with proper DIY practices. So this Christmas I want to share with you my tribe of people.
Grain filler for wood cabinets
We show you how to recover chair seats. We also disscuss how to center your material. We show you how the professionals do it.
In our opinion, it’s the unexpected gifts that make the biggest impression. The ones that are handmade; the ones that are from the heart; the ones that tell a story. Buying local and handcrafted is rewarding for the gift-giver, the recipient, and the maker. When you walk into a store like This & That Craft […]
Every fall I find myself go through every closet / kids room / and drawer in the house. I subconsciously do it as soon as the leaves start falling. With each load to the resale shop and recycling bin I feel better lighter almost. As if weight has been lifted. My organizational skills are in […]
This dresser was sitting in my garage for some time, I needed to figure out what to do with it. I searched for upcycled dresser ideas, thats when the idea came to me.
The welcoming of November I was thinking of thanksgiving and spending time with family. Some of the visions I have of a perfect thanksgiving table usually includes a cornucopia. As most of you know Becca and I are history lover and always absorbing whatever we can. I remember reading a blurb about the cornucopia years […]
Bleaching, is not just for white clothes. Yes, you can bleach wood but there are some important steps to follow. We show you the wood bleaching process.
Bed recycled to a bench #upcycled #bed #bench
Old bed made into a bench
Full disclosure: You will always get our honest opinion about a product. We will provide our perceived pros and cons candidly. However, you will never read a blog from us on which the sole purpose is to complain. We pride ourselves on our network of support, and wish to keep our focus on reciprocating just […]
Ready to get started on your next DIY painting project? Do you have everything you need? Even for seasoned DIY’ers, the supply list for a new project can sometime be daunting. And you usually end up making at least one run to the hardware store mid-project anyway when you run out of something! 🙂 […]
During a recent stop at my local thrift store, I was thrilled to find they were holding a huge furniture sale! Once I saw the outstanding prices on these beauties, I didn’t hesitate one second longer before handing over my cash and attempting to squeeze them into my Suburban… Which ultimately was unsuccessful, so I […]
Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]