Repurposed and Upcycled

Transformation Tuesday – Pallet Benches Part 2

I finally had some dry days to get the deck re-stained and the new benches coated for the first time. I love how it turned out! In case you missed the first post, the benches are made from pallets and my only investment was in the bench pads from Walmart (only $20 online, and much more in the store). The pads were exactly the width of the pallets, and just the right depth for the way the seats worked out with the pallets.  I originally purchased pads for the back rest too, but then changed my mind when I decided […]

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Transformation Tuesday: Vanity Table Rescue

I love stories of when someone finds something in the trash and saves it. Those jaw-dropping transformations that most people wouldn’t believe possible. That’s the heart of Transformation Tuesday! Aubre Rice from The Rice’s World sent me reader mail to show me two items she rescued from the trash and revamped. First, she took a pretty beat up vanity that looked like this:   And turned it into this: The poor thing had just one knob when she rescued it. Looks like Aubre took care of that! And then she rescued this chunk of weathered wood that most people would toss […]

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WWYD Wednesday – Vintage Doors

Someone one Craigslist was selling a bunch of these doors from an old school for $45 each. If you bought one, what would you do with it? Would you use it for decorating in some way? Would you alter it, paint it, use it for another purpose? The listing said there is a film over some of the panes, so I’m assuming that even though one is clearer than the rest, it isn’t missing. It’s WWYD Wednesday, so feel free to share your ideas on what you would do,or post a link to a blog post showing something you’ve done […]

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WWYD Wednesday- Pallet Ideas

I see post about pallets all over the web, especially on Pinterest. Craigslist has many listings for free pallets, so what would you do with them? What have you already done with them? Share your ideas in the comments below, and feel free to link up to a blog post of a pallet project you’ve done. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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WWYD Wednesday – Coffee Table Missing Glass

I saw this coffee/end table listed for free on Craigslist. It’s too far away for me to even consider getting it, however, I wondered what you would do to rescue it if it was in your possession. It’s missing all the glass, so it’s only a wood frame basically. Leave your ideas for how you could re-do it, fill in the spaces, etc. to make this a functioning table in the comments below. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday

Aubre, from Ohio, sent me some photos of her latest transformations. She’s been busy turning trash to treasure! I’ll feature some of her ideas this week and then watch for part two later this month. Plus, check out her blog, The Rice’s World for more ideas. This bird bath would certainly add color to a garden!  Aubre took a bunch of windows and transformed them into art.  Doesn’t she have fun colorful taste?  This one is my favorite! This dollhouse got a major upgrade. Thanks for sharing Aubre! Be sure to grab my “I was featureed” button on the side. […]

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WWYD Wednesday – Wire Bins

Let’s imagine, you’re cleaning the basement and you find some old wire bins. What will you do with them? Will you use them for decorating? Something more practical? Recycle them? It’s WWYD Wednesday, so tell us what you would do in the comments section. Feel free to add a link to a blog post where you’ve shown how you used wire baskets too. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Pallet Shelf Idea

I love these pallet shelves featured by the Real Housewives of Bucks County. Wonder if my husband would miss a few if I took some pallets off the burn pile. Would he notice if I brought more junk in the house?  Hee hee. You’ll have to hop over to the Real Housewives of Bucks County blog to get the full tutorial and all the pictures. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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What Would You Do Wednesday – Umbrella

Browsing around on Pinterest, my new obsession, I saw this idea for decorating with an umbrella. I’d credit the owner of this photo, but this link is all I can find PHOTO That picture got me thinking…what would I do with an old umbrella? What would you do? It’s WWYD Wednesday. Think about grandpa’s umbrella that’s too broken to use outdoors. Or that fantastic printed one that you can’t part with. How would you use it in decorating. Share your ideas and feel free to include a hyperlink to something you’ve created on your own website. Michelle Trash to Treasure […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Modern, Monogram Dresser

T2T Reader Leslie from Sweet, Sweet Simplicity shared a transformation project with me recently. She took this plain dresser… She notched out the fronts to match an idea she’d seen on Anthropologie… …and turned it into this: I love it Leslie! It’s a perfect for Transformation Tuesday. Check out the full post with Leslie’s step-by-step process at Sweet Sweet Simplicity. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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