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Creations from Piles of Reclaimed Lumber – May 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|

Repurpose Roundup – January 2015

By |February 13th, 2015|

I loved this small rolling metal cart but it was a little plain and slightly wonky.I added barnwood to the sides to make it sturdier and give it some character. Then casters to the bottom to improve the function of this handy little piece of furniture.I wanted to give a new life to this waterfall […]

Project Roundup – December 2014

By |January 10th, 2015|

I cut the center panel out of an old door to use as the front frame.
The back was made with fence boards. I attached them together with square lumber which also serves as the shelf supports.  After it was assembled and attached to the back of the old door, I added the shelves and, of […]

Projects from September 2014

By |November 2nd, 2014|

I started with this dirty old ugly trunk.After a good cleaning and tackling the necessary repairs, I added trim around the bottom and cut some simple legs to raise it up.Then painted it white and denim blue and finished it off with a chevron stencil that I sanded back for a bit more casual look. […]

New Projects – 07/02/2014

By |July 2nd, 2014|

We have a few small tables, a buffet cabinet, some shelves, and a small cabinet.
Small Table – After (Top)

Large Buffet Cabinet – After

Round Table – After

Small Drop Leaf Table – After

Recent Projects 05/09/2014

By |May 9th, 2014|

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



Upcycled Pine Dry Sink Cabinet 1/15/14

By |January 15th, 2014|

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 […]

Upcycled Furniture 7/10/13

By |July 11th, 2013|

Ok, a few more pieces of upcycled furniture. The first was an easy one. This large old cabinet was loaded with character and charm. All that was necessary was a few minor repairs, a good cleaning and raised up with legs.

Next was this beautiful old dresser that was looking a bit tired […]

Upcycled Furniture 4-03-13

By |April 3rd, 2013|

My latest projects were perking up some boring furniture with paint.
I started with this old rickety country table that had been used and abused.

It needed some reinforcement to make it sturdy again then a good cleaning, a coat of paint and a paisley stencil to top it off. Now it […]

Particle Board Furniture – Upcycled 3/6/13

By |March 6th, 2013|

Well, a couple more pieces of free furniture upcyled. I’m working my way to the back of my storage shed where the good stuff is.
My first project was this tall storage cabinet.

Although the sides are particle board, the trim on the front and the doors are oak. It was looking a […]