These DIY bookends couldn’t be more unique and the heavy cast iron is perfect for holding your book collection in place! The unique twist is that these bookends are actually made from a sewing machine supported by books! Continue reading
Tag Archives: Cast Iron Upcycle Ideas
Thread Holder From a Vintage Find
Here’s a creative way to store your most-used threads; we have the perfect solution for a thread holder upcycled from a cool vintage find! Continue reading
How to Remove Rust Metal – Upcycled Pulley
If you ever google ‘how to remove rust metal’, you’ll find all sorts of advice for how to remove rust. Today we’re upcycling an old metal pulley and showing you an easy and environmentally friendly way to remove rust without scrubbing. In addition, it won’t harm or weaken the metal. Continue reading
DIY Pipe Lamp
When the Science Centre put out a call for eccentric light fixtures that would fit into Rowland Emett’s whimsical and dreamy workshop this holiday season, we quickly put together a DIY pipe lamp! Roland Emett was known for his fantastical kinetic sculptures. And if you ever saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you’re familiar with his wacky creations. Continue reading
DIY Earring Holder
Would you ever guess that a collection of odds and sods can turn into a cool DIY Earring Holder? Continue reading
How to Use Gemstone Mousse – Go for the Gold!
We first showed you how to use gemstone mousse in our post on how to chalk paint vinyl. Once again, we’re using it on metal. But this time, we’re showing off a true rich gold accent on a treadle Singer sewing base. Continue reading
Tiered Plant Stand DIY (Indoor/Outdoor Raised Planter)
I wanted poinsettias for the winter season, and boy did I get them with this tiered plant stand DIY! Stencilled in a really cool houndstooth pattern, our planter table makes a beautiful indoor plant stand for multiple plants!
However, this raised planter can also go outdoors in the Spring! If you do use it outside, it would be best to keep this in a covered area unless you use a clear coat rated for outdoor use. An added bonus is that the whole thing rolls since it’s already on wheels!
A pipe table is an ideal project when you need a side table but have a challenging space to fill. Such was the case with Hubs’ mancave. When I was laying out our basement design, I have to admit that I took most of the square footage for my craft studio! That left Hubs with little space on either side of his La-Z-boy! And you know all too well, he’s gonna need somewhere to put his snacks! Continue reading
A TV Remote Control Caddy Worthy of the Mancave!
Revamped just in time for Christmas, if you know someone with an abundance of TV remotes, a TV remote control caddy worthy of the mancave should be on your gift giving list! It has been totally re-written with better step-by-steps, a supply list, new pictures and variations on the original project. Continue reading
Industrial Pipe Shelf for Jones Soda Bottles
This industrial pipe shelf DIY was inspired by a trip we took to Dundurn Castle. On a beautiful summer day and I snapped a shot of a car that was being used for a wedding taking place on the grounds. On a whim, I posted the photo to the Jones Soda site on the off chance they would use it for one of the labels on their pop bottles. Continue reading
Pallet DIY – Phoenix Rising Pallet Table
Our pallet DIY project was one of those things that was just meant to be. Phoenix rising is an apropos (and quite literal) way to describe the resurrection of this beautiful sewing machine table base! This upcycle is just like a phoenix rising from the ashes! Continue reading