Drink Station / Outdoor Potting Table

A drink station is just the upcycle we need to welcome friends and family to backyard BBQs all summer long!

It could also be just what you need for the upcoming Canada Day celebration. But if you celebrate 4th of July (or any other patriotic day), switch it up with something symbolic of your own country!

This upcycle will work indoors or out year round too! It will even work as a potting table if you choose to use it as outdoor furniture. Or I could see this sporting Mums in the Fall right on the porch! When you see the reveal, you may even want to adapt this as a bathroom vanity.

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Refinish a Coffee Table – Sewing Table Repurpose

This is the second time in a month I get to refinish a coffee table! Years ago on a trip to the States, Hubs and I picked up a cute little coffee table that was originally a vintage sewing table. We’ve done several vintage sewing machine table makeovers now and they always get me thinking creatively. Surprisingly, we’ve never come across such a short base before! 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!

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Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Inspired Upcycle

Growing up, I always admired the Hudson’s Bay point blanket that adorned my Great Aunt’s bed – with it’s iconic stripes! When I saw this knock-off at my local Value Village, I grabbed it knowing that point blanket stripes would inspire this project.  Continue reading

Singer Sewing Table Makeover

When we found this vintage Singer sewing table at a local thrift shop (missing the treadle and band wheel), I couldn’t resist the challenge to repair the veneer and breathe new life into it! I had two very distinct visions for it – so we’ve upcycled it twice! We’ll have one reveal for you today and another – more unique one – next time. 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