Re-invent It Trash To Treasure

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Check online for cheap crates or even your local supermarket (they may have some old crates as giveaways.)



10 Common Thrift Store Finds That Work Great for DIY Projects


Dishes: You can find mismatched dishes in a range of colors and patterns at any thrift shop. Use them to build a collection, hang a wall of plates, or make them into mirrors.
Artwork: If you’re thinking of hanging a wall of clustered artwork, thrift shops are a great place to build a cheap, out-of-the-ordinary collection. Or add some subtle changes to a cheap piece of art to really make it yours: 5 Ways to Update Thrift Store Art.
Shelves and Secretaries: Storage pieces are always useful around the house. Clean up shelves with paint or wallpaper. Although old-fashioned, secretaries are really useful pieces that can easily transform into a home office, bar, or linen closet.
Sweaters and Blankets: Have these dry-cleaned, and then use them to add some coziness to your home by reupholstering a chair seat or covering a footstool.
Trunks, Suitcases, and File Cabinets: Industrial trunks and storage pieces or vintage suitcases are easy to find at flea markets and thrift shops. Clean them up and use them as occasional tables.
Dining Chairs: Whether you’re looking for a whole set or a single side chair, dining chairs are always waiting to be scooped up at second-hand shops. If your chair needs a little love, try painting it, reupholstering a seat, or staining it.
Dining Tables: Simple thrift store tables can be used for kitchens, dining rooms, or repurposed as a desk. If the table is scuffed or needs some DIY love, try restyling it with paint, fabric, or even just a tablecloth.
Lamps: Sometimes all a lamp needs is a new shade and a good cleaning to make it brand new. If you find a broken lamp at a thrift store, you can always try rewiring it.
Rocking Chairs: We can’t tell you how many Thonet rocking chairs we’ve found at thrift shops around the $30 mark, usually in excellent condition. Rockers are great for a child’s room, a porch, or even a corner that needs a big piece. If your chair is a little dull, try painting it.
Fabric: If you’ve got basic sewing skills, thrift stores are the perfect place to look for fabric scraps to use for pillows, napkins, tablecloths, curtains, and any other project that could use a stash of mismatched prints. Just make sure to wash your fabrics before using them.





Replace wrapped vinyl on old lawn chair.




Rewire a lamp









Barn Find 1947 Cadillac









Trash Menagerie


Artist transforms scrap metal into incredible lifelike creatures.



Wicker Furniture Repair


How to Re-Cover a Lampshade



How to Upholster a Chair Seat




Old Dresser repainted with and a change of a few knobs.



Motor Lamp




How to Recycle Household Items for Handmade Ornaments.










Old barn door reinvented.



Old Tractor Refurbished




Redesigned cabinet with white paint, black pulls and  flower design.






Redesigning teens bedroom.  The fun part is finding old furniture and reinventing it.






Vintage Suitcase desk!




Old Cabinet Door.




Another table top door.




Dinning room table made from old door.




Simple Children Room Reinvented






Room Redesigned for Twin Babies



Don’t throw it away reinvent it.



Mirror off of a dresser.




When it comes to re-purposing old stuff, there endless ideas to reinvent an item and give it a new purpose




Vintage Sewing Machine furniture





Old TV’s made into book holders.







Old Chairs painted and made into swings




Old Rocking Chair Refinished










Old Chair Re-invented




Repurpose old door – Picture frame




Magazine Bowl a great way to recycle your old magazines into a useful item…no directions but a balloon would be a great base with a final coat of Mod Podge



Wine bottles made into outdoor lightening.



Richard’s Trunks: Creative Vintage Furniture Made Out of Old Trunks

vintage trunk




Childs Desk – Idea from All Things Thrifty


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Old cabinet & shelves re-painted


23 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

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DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.

The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 23 are a great place to start, but can you think of your own as well? Go to website above for more ideas on how you can reuse old plastic bottles.



El Anatsui, King Of Trash Art, Explores His Minimalist Side


In 1990, a man named El Anatsui was among the first batch of sub-Saharan Africans ever to present at the Venice Bienniale, the grand ball of the art world. By 2007, the Ghanaian artist was the beau of the very same ball, having transformed the end of the Bienniale’s main hall, the Arsenale, into a corridor of disorienting light, beamed off the sort of ingenious piece that would become his calling card: a suspended sheet woven of flattened liquor bottle caps.

el anatsui


Pot Rack for Planters

When your pot rack just doesn’t seem to suit the kitchen anymore, take it outdoors. Blogger Erin Lepperd revamped a hanging pot rack in her outdoor space by arranging potted plants, succulents and tea lights inside Mason jars. Suspended over her dining table, the new “chandelier” is whimsical, organic and perfect for alfresco entertaining.  Source:  HGTV



Refurbish old rustic chairs

Take the above chairs and reinvent them into the chairs you see below.


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Refurbished Painted Furniture



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Refurbished Dresser

Using bright colors to renew furniture can be fun and the results can be so rewarding
Source: Irsinteriors

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Use Broken Pots As Garden Markers

Great ideas from

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If you have terra cotta pots that are a bit worse for wear, you don’t have to throw them out. You can use them to make gorgeous garden markers. This even works if you only have one pot that’s broken. Just take a few pieces and write the names of your flowers, herbs or veggies with magic marker so that it won’t come off or you could be really creative and paint the names on (you can create a bit of artwork on them as well). If you have several old pots that are not fit for planting, use them to label everything in your garden.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Hardlyhousewives

Breaking things is never fun and often means throwing out something before its time.  You may have loads of broken tea cups, picture frames, furniture or other common household items that you

100 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Broken Household Items

50 Most Exciting Tricks To Recycle Old Things


We can use creative and cool ways to reuse old stuff. We aren’t sure what you do with your old newspapers, bulbs, plastic and glass bottles and many other things? Here are some really cool and creative ideas of how to reuse them.
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