Thinking about tossing those old off-white lampshades? Don’t! A little paint, and some cool stencils, can make them brand new again.
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By Jennifer Tuohy We love to hate laminate countertops. They’re durable and functional, but they look utilitarian. They also last forever, which makes ripping them out to install trendy stone countertops a tough decision. We don’t want to send them to the landfill when they still have life left in them, but we want to […]
By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in […]
Got a blank wall you’d like to liven up? An old potato sack just might do the the trick: check out this tutorial for turning it into unique wall art.
Replacing old lighting in your house? An incandescent bulb can be reused as a living ornament for the holidays or year ’round – here’s how.
Got an old chandelier in the house that’s way out of date? Consider taking it down and turning it into a stylish solar lantern.
Change your own oil? You don’t have to toss those used motor oil bottles; here’s a plan for upcycling them into a great garage/workshop storage system.
Got an old bathroom cabinet left over from a remodel? Don’t toss it: turn it into an art table for the kids! Here are the directions.
Need to replace your front door? Don’t toss the old one: easy upcycler Jennifer Tuohy shows you how to turn it into a dining table.
Easy upcycler Jennifer Tuohy walks you through the process of updating an old office rug with a stencil and a little paint.
Got odd puzzle pieces laying around? Don’t toss them: here are 2 holiday craft ideas that upcycle these useless items into unique Christmas decorations.
Home Depot’s Jennifer Tuohy shows you how to make a quick, easy window decoration from an old fitted sheet you’ve got laying around.
Is there a basket in your crafting area brimming with random lengths of yarn, ribbon or twine? Turn that waste into a fashionable string belt.