Category Archives: Repurposing projects

DIY: a new skirt for my cottage kitchen sink

Happy new year, friends! I hope your transition to 2018 was a good one. Mine definitely was – I was quite content to spend NYE and NYD at home, because of the absolute frigid temperatures here. It has been below … Continue reading

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Custom dish storage cabinet

I seem to be able to hand Greg any crazy idea I have in mind, and he has the ability to build it “on the fly” without plans yet somehow immediately getting my vision for what I’m needing to build. Case … Continue reading

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DIY bar cart from bookcase section

We’ve had a few successes with repurposing projects – cast-off items we purchased and then transformed into something different and useful. (Remember our Beachy Federalist coat rack?) By far our mutual favorite is what we simply call our DIY bar … Continue reading

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Repurposed storage bench: an outdoor planter

This past June when West Des Moines had their annual clean-up week, Greg and I went out driving around looking for good junk on the curb. One of the items we found was an awesome wooden outdoor bench. It was … Continue reading

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Coat rack DIY using a dresser pediment

It seems like a lot of our projects take a long time to complete. But this isn’t because they are particularly difficult – sometimes we are just unmotivated, sometimes it’s almost a hundred degrees out for weeks on end and … Continue reading

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