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DIY popsicle stick starburst mirror

So what do you think about the whole starburst mirror fad? Have you hopped on board yet? My husband has been resistant to go there but when I had the idea for this DIY version I had to try it! It all started with an old clock we had that I had set in my junk pile workspace in the …

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DIY Dog Bowl Chairs {Elevated Feeding Station}

Being DIY/crafters we often run into situations where people have old furniture that they just “knew” we could do something with. More often that not this turns into a garage FULL of pieces I have NO clue what to do with! So when life gives you lemons (aka furniture you have no clue what to do with) you make lemonade …

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A Stylish Geometric Stenciled Tray

A Stylish Geometric Stenciled Tray It all started when I spotted this really awkward looking wood tray while perusing the thrift store. It caught my eye because I loved the octagon shape to it. The dophin was missing a chunk out of it’s nose but I figured I could fix that with a little wood filler. I didn’t have an …

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DIY Striped Upholstered Bench

Yesterday I shared a few changes I made to our master bedroom. One of those changes was the piano bench that I made into an upholstered stool. And the best part is that I made it for just $5! 283K+ I was originally inspired by the $400 Ballard Designs Simone Bench. It’s totally awesome…and totally out of my price range. So, …

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Vintage entertainment center turned play kitchen

 Ok. Maybe this is the part where I apologize that there are way too many pictures. Or maybe this is the part where I don’t say too much because there are just the right amount of pictures and this thing only gets too long if I talk too much. All I know is, turning this old entertainment center into a play kitchen …

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Turn leggings into a lampshade!

So the other day I was hanging out at Tj Maxx looking at clothes and wishing that they were just fabric on a roll so that I could make something amazing out of them.  This happens more frequently than I care to admit… anyways… I saw a pair of super cute tribal leggings and thought “Mands, that would be such …

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Men’s slacks to women’s pencil skirt tutorial

Last week on So You Think You’re Crafty I showed off my new outfit refashioned from some thrifted men’s dress clothes. Today I’ll show you how I created the pencil skirt from a pair of slacks Turning slacks into a skirt actually isn’t too difficult in that there aren’t many steps. However, it does require a bit of tailoring, or …

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Repurpose a glass vase into trendy home decor

I have been seeing the nautical home decor theme a lot lately. It seems to be making quite a “splash!” 🙂 Since I like to be “on trend” AND I like repurposing ordinary household items into something EXTRAordinary….the idea of a DIY Rope Vase really captured my interest! It’s not only SUPER easy to make (only requires 3 “ingredients” and 3 …

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How to turn your old charcoal grill into a cooler

I can’t believe that Independence Day is just around the corner! It seems like summer is already flying by. But I do love all of the opportunities to have backyard barbecues with friends and family, so I’m not really complaining! 😉 The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays for that very reason, so I always …

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DIY T-Shirt tote bags

In my efforts to waste less and reuse more, I’ve tried to boycott plastic grocery bags. I know reusable grocery bags are the way to go, but I don’t want to spend money on a bunch of bags at the store. I buy a ton of groceries with all the men in my house, and would have to buy way too …

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