DIY Planning

DIY projects & workshops. They take a little bit of advance planning if you really want to create something for a specific space.

Old Window = New Message Board

by Michael Helander Turning an old window into a new message board not only does a good deed for Mother Earth, it also does a good deed for your home decor and personal style! Our friend Kate stopped by for a workshop and knew right away that she wanted to do something with one of the old windows we salvaged from a 100-year-old house out in the Swedish countryside.

How to Repurpose an…Onion?

UPDATE:  Before reading this, know that 2 Facebook friends pointed out there was something about this on the myth-busting Snopes.

A Day’s Worth of Creative Recycling – Glassware

It doesn't have to be crystal to catch the rays. Let yourself be inspired with today's small burst of reclaimed glassware creations.

{Repurposed} Windows to the Soul

If my eyes are the windows to my soul, then they are telling me that these repurposed window projects are simply divine!

My Favorite Recycled Sweater Ideas

The leaves on the trees are turning glorious shades of red, yellow and brown - and for me that's a sure signal that it's time to start unpacking my cozies - sweaters, gloves, and scarves.

Walking the Walk – on Recycled Rugs

Do you "walk the walk" for creative recycled designs? For me, it's a journey that takes me further along my path each day.

Before & After – 5 Furniture Makeovers

For me there's nothing like a good before & after reveal. So today's share features 5 great furniture projects to inspire you to re.

Creative Recycling with Sports Equipment

If your house is like our house, back to school means back to sports. And now after seeing the creativity out there with old sports equipment, I'm dreaming of a day when current equipment becomes old equipment and I get to take ownership.

A Day’s Worth of Creative Recycling Ideas

Summer is relaxing. A little too relaxing perhaps? My blogging and research for recycled design inspiration has been sporadic at best - but as the summer winds down and I return to some sense of normalcy (at least in my dreamworld), the search for cool ideas to inspire you will increase - I promise - Scout's honor.