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I Spy a Repurposed Sweater Curtain

I’ve seen repurposed sweater pillows, sweater pumpkins, sweater lamp shades. a sweater cat bed, but I had yet to spy a repurposed sweater curtain until I went to the home inspection for the house that we are buying. It was located in the hobby shed, and although I’m almost sure it was hung for utilitarian purposes […]

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Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… […]

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The Art of Hanging a Board Game

As I rummaged through my stowaway stash of board games that had previously been hiding underneath our basement stairs, I came across several game boards that I wanted to hang up as artwork.  I didn’t want to frame them, however because there’s always a chance that we may want to actually play one of the […]

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No Slip, No Kidding! Painted Vinyl Basement Floor

There was almost no bigger argument in our home than when it came to what to do with our vinyl basement floor that was in really, REALLY bad shape.  I want to thank, My Repurposed Life for her tutorial on a painted vinyl floor, because that is what it took to convince Ken, that this […]

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Deco Mirror Makeover from Maine

I knew the minute I saw this mirror while on vacation in Maine, that I was going to makeover the leaded deco mirror I had at home in much the same style.  There was plenty more coastal decor inspiration where this mirror came from, but since I already had a similar mirror at home, I […]

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17 Creative Ways to Un-Carpet Your Stairs with Paint

To pull up the carpet on your stairs and try something new and different or not to, is often the question when people are remodeling the area in their home that involves a staircase.  It was certainly a question for us when updating our basement. Having a cat, I was pretty sure I didn’t want […]

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Pallet Wood Framed Coffee Sack Art

Pallet wood framed coffee sack art! !!! Can I get any more boring with some of these titles for my project posts? ??…I’ll have to work on that…but what other kind of title would you want for what is simply a piece of coffee sack art framed up with pallet wood scraps. It almost seems […]

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No Sew Coffee Sack Pillow with Speed-Sew {Giveaway}

When I was young, I used to talk my mom’s ear off while she sat at her sewing machine sewing away.  She tried to teach me how to sew a few times, but I would have none of that.  Too many directions, too little concentration.  It was much more fun to have her pretend to […]

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A Room Fit for a Queen

When Cat from Cut Out and Keep invited me to participate in the #DIYTheRoom Challenge, she told me that I could design the room for anyone I choose.  The person could be famous, real, fictional, historical…, that’s a wide range, right?  But it didn’t take me long to decide exactly whose room I would LOVE […]

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How to Wash Coffee Sacks and Not Ruin Them in the Process

I recently scored 20+ burlap coffee sacks on Craigslist for $20.  That’s $1 a piece, if you do the math, which I did, because I couldn’t believe my luck!!  Needless to say, I will have several coffee sack projects coming up soon, some of which are in the works right now.  But before I got […]

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Chalkboard Painted Baskets

Now that the basement has been officially painted from floor to ceiling, and my son has made his way safely to Dubai;  Ken and I have been trying to make some sense as to how we want to put the basement back together.  You know the dilemma.  What stays? What else needs to go? Where […]

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New England Salvaged Decor Inspiration

What do you find most intriguing when on vacation?  The scenery, the people, the food?  Call me a little neurotic, but often times, while on vacation, I can’t help but pay the most attention to the (I’ll use the term loosely)…decor. Yes, I do partake in enjoying the scenery and food and meeting the people […]

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40+ Ways to Repurpose Your Clothing

Love that old sweater, but it’s just a little too worn out?  Can’t throw out your favorite old pair of jeans? Want to salvage that concert t-shirt from the 90’s…just for the memories?  DIY Repurposed clothing projects have been around for a while, but I don’t think they’re going anywhere any time soon. Reason#1:  it’s […]

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Spray Painted Laundry Tub {and a Basement Ceiling Sneak Peak}

We have finally made it to the painting phase on our basement update and I’m pinching myself to make sure it’s really happening because it has felt like FOREVER since we started tackling the basement last October. While we progress along on the basement, things around here may be a medley of posts, shares and […]

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Chalkboard Painted Box Lids {Fall Decor}

Here is a simple Fall decor idea that is ultra cheap and pretty darn easy!  If you have a few box lids, you are half way there, and if you have some chalkboard paint and plain white chalk, then you’re home free.  I decorated these lids with Fall sayings and what not, but they can […]

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