Category Archives: Trash to Treasure

Easy fence decor DIY with hub caps and garden hose

Because I live in a rented house, I can’t make permanent changes to the structure of the house or property. That means any DIY projects have to be temporary. Outside, carving out an entire cottage garden is not allowed but … 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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Coffee station DIY: spinning rack with mugs

Recently at work our maintenance team gifted me with a small empty wooden cable or wire spool. (Do they know me or what!?) I had seen so many examples of the larger spools being repurposed into tables, and I knew … Continue reading

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Kids upcycled play room activity table

I’ve never been shy about grabbing something useful off the curb… and neither has Greg. The two of us make a rather unbeatable team at this, and we seem to recognize the value in the same types of things. Case … Continue reading

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Re-painted furniture: tiny cottage side table makeover

Okay let’s get one thing clear: I’m terrible at “befores.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate – or want to share – a dramatic transformation. On the contrary – but sometimes I forget to take the before picture! So for this … Continue reading

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