I wouldn’t have guessed that a fire pit would top my list of favourite upcycles! It’s amazing what you can find kicked to the curb every week. As I walked down the street on this particular day, I spotted it in the distance. Continue reading
If you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout growing up, you’re likely familiar with the motto ‘Be Prepared’. My own motto is Keep Calm and Carry the Kit! Today’s post is about being calm and ready – in more ways than one! Continue reading
I have to say that hypertufa planter chairs are my all time favourite DIY upcycle project for the garden! What could be better than a ‘seat cushion’ made of succulents? Continue reading
When you’re home & garden DIY’ers that repurpose and upcycle as much as we do – whether it’s a reno or craft project – it only makes sense that we would endeavour to do the same when it comes to our tools! A DIY quilling tool is an easy upcycle that’s within reach! Continue reading
With x-mas fast approaching, this gift basket is perfect for gift giving! When the goodies are gone, use it as dog toy organizer. It’s a cool project for the furry friends in your life and their human counterparts!
I always avoid indoor paint projects because of the fumes. Even with low VOC paint, I don’t want to pollute what precious indoor air quality I have in my basement craft studio – especially in the winter months when I can’t even crack a window open. Did you know that there are no VOCs in milk paint? Because it’s truly non-toxic, I get to keep every brain cell so I can keep dreaming up new projects! Continue reading
I originally got the idea for this computer hard drive clock from my niece who used to make and sell these clocks for spare pocket change. Her father (my brother) owns a computer repair shop so there are always dead hard drives around ripe for the picking. If you’ve ever scratched your head wondering what you can do with old computer parts, this is the tutorial for you!
My wife’s first computer was a PC with a whopping 40 MB hard drive (I’m a Mac guy myself). I have to laugh at that now because these days storage devices can hold many thousands of times more memory – and we can easily fill a 3GB hard drive in just over a year with all our blog photos! We took her old computer apart for this a one-of-a-kind computer hard drive clock. Continue reading
Hubs and I have a penchant for curbside finds like the waterfall dresser we’re making over today. If you follow us on a regular basis, you’ll know that we are big on saving things from landfil! Continue reading
This duct tape pop art portrait will help you get your craft mojo on! Continue reading
Whenever I look at the recycle pile, I see untapped potential. Little did I know that when I had an epiphany about the tuna can one day while making lunch, creating tuna can swing outs would be so addictive! I had never seen it done anywhere before, so it was quite an interesting challenge to figure out the mechanics of it. Hubs raised an eyebrow when I tried to explain it, but let me carry on with my experiment! Continue reading
Stained glass wall art can make a stunning addition to any bedroom decor!
I was so excited when Hubs found an entire box of shot glasses in the garbage – one dozen to be exact! He was going to donate them because they had a branded logo printed on them. Unbelievably, he didn’t think I could do anything with them. Boy was he wrong! And given the time of year, of course I found a way to make them look festive for the season! Continue reading