From Trash to Treasure: Experts Share 12 Upcycling Projects for Your Home

Hey friends:

I’m kinda super stoked to tell you about this trash to treasure post.

I was contacted by the REDFIN blog – to collaborate on a trash to treasure post.  If you go check out the post you will see my tip is the first one featured.  It is so easy to update your outdoor lighting without costing a fortune.

I wanted to update my outdoor lighting to better suit the esthetic of my house without spending upwards of $300.0 (I priced out the ones I liked online).  I decided to try and find used fixtures that I could upcycle into something I would want to use. I was lucky and  thrifted two identical fixtures at a local thrift store.  It was meant to be as how often would you find two of the same thing?

A can of spray paint and an hour or so later and I had brand new looking outdoor light fixtures. I really love them.

Total cost for two new to me outdoor light fixtures was $25.00.

Ha ha ha – sorry about the skewed front door wreath – I was concentrating on taking pics of the light fixgure and didn’t even notice – oops!!

Be sure to go check out the other collaborators as they have great projects as well.

What projects have you upcycled lately?

Trash to treasure – it’s A Wandaful Thing!

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4×4 Tiered Candle Holders for the Patio

I am a big fan of the blog One Good Thing by Jillee and on Saturdays she always takes what she calls a “sanity” break from blogging. I found myself in the same boat this week, needing a sanity break,  as I ended up with so much on my plate…. so I’ve resurrected a post from the archives which I hope you enjoy. Perhaps with the warmer weather on the way it might actually be quite timely as if you get started now you can enjoy these candle holders on your patio or deck all summer long!

Originally posted December 10, 2014

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Back in November (2014) We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step  and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.

So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me.  Shown here…IMG_0660I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix.  He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders for the Patio

Day 4: Outdoor Decorations

WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Here is a quick glimpse at my outdoor decorations so far this year.

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We recently  had two  feet of snow….that I don’t think we really expected :), ok perhaps I was the one oblivious to the actual amount expected.

I think the snow adds a bit of class to the pictures, don’t you??? 🙂
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