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New Projects - 07/02/2014

New Projects – 07/02/2014

Old dry sink cabinet upcycled with paint and added shelf. The top of a buffet cabinet, upcycled with paint, decorative paper and legs from an old footstool. Plywood round top added to a table base, then painted and stenciled. Small drop leaf round table upcycled with a fun stencil. Drab shelving upcycled with vibrant paint [...]

Recent projects 6/23/2014

Recent projects 6/23/2014

Construction wire spool repurposed into indoor/outdoor side table. Repurposed shipping pallets into indoor/outdoor side tables. Plywood shop cabinet upcycled with reclaimed lumber and old window. Repurposed fish tank stands into metal and reclaimed lumber cabinets. Bathroom base cabinet repurposed into cabinet with reclaimed lumber and old window.

Recent Projects 05/09/2014

Recent Projects 05/09/2014

Check out recent creations with reclaimed lumber and before and after pictures of upcycled furniture.

Rustic Dining Table and Arrow Light 3/12/14

Rustic Dining Table and Arrow Light 3/12/14

I started this project with an old school house table. I loved the solid oak base that was hidden under all the thick black paint but the MDF table top, with it’s many names carved in it, had to go. The width of the base had to be changed to accommodate a top large enough [...]

Crate Board Light and More Crate Furniture 2/25/14

Crate Board Light and More Crate Furniture 2/25/14

I got a large amount of drawers that a retail store was getting rid of. The size of them worked great with the crates but I didn’t like the boxes and fronts, so I built new frames with pallet boards and used barn wood for the fronts. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to make [...]

Repurposed Sewing Machine Cabinet 2/12/14

Repurposed Sewing Machine Cabinet 2/12/14

To repurpose this sewing cabinet to a hutch I used these wall hung shelves for the top of the cabinet. Although the width was a great fit, the height did need to be cut down a bit. I added trim under the shelves and at the top then backed it with reclaimed tongue and groove [...]

Repurposed Depression Mechanism 2/5/14

Repurposed Depression Mechanism 2/5/14

I didn’t have a need for the depression mechanism that was in the bottom of this school library cart because I just use it for wood storage. Throwing it in the trash was not an option, though, because it was just too cool. I had to make it into something useful. After stretching it out [...]

Upcycled and Stencil Projects 1/29/14

Upcycled and Stencil Projects 1/29/14

The Tribal stencil is one of my latest purchases from Royal Design Studios and I couldn’t wait to try it out, so I found a couple of pieces ready to be upcycled. The old trunk was in desperate need of a good sanding, cleaning and painting. To give it character and style I added the [...]

Upcyled and Stenciled Tables 1/22/14

Upcyled and Stenciled Tables 1/22/14

I started the new year with some new stencils and couldn’t wait to try them. I had this coffee table and side table that was perfect for the African Plumes Furniture Stencil by Royal Design Studio. After a light sanding and some bright white paint it was time for the fun to begin. For the [...]

Upcycled Pine Dry Sink Cabinet 1/15/14

Upcycled Pine Dry Sink Cabinet 1/15/14

Although this small pine cabinet is a good size and in great condition it was looking a bit dated and in need of some jazzing up.  I started by adding  an old wall shelf with a drawer to the top of the cabinet.  This brought it to an appropriate height so I could switch out the towel bar for a mirror.  I chose classic [...]