Throwback Monday: DIY Pallet Headboard

DIY headboard progress

Wading through some older entries (because having a toddler puts a bit of a damper on the upcycling time) and having fun reliving the olden days that I hope to soon revisit. Wanted to point out that our DIY pallet headboard has held up wonderfully! The only thing I’d do differently is sand the very top of it completely smooth before staining to make it easier to dust. And maybe I’d seal it, if I could find one that wasn’t too glossy. It’s a great time of year … Continue reading

DIY Inspo: Soft storage bags

As you know, I love to upcycle. Naturally, I need to make these super cute storage bags by Style at Home! Looks like you could make them from old denim or any thicker decor fabric you have on hand if you’re a bit more experienced with your sewing machine. Click on the image above to find out how to make ’em! Have you made any soft storage bags? What’s your favourite material to use? Let’s talk in the comments! Share the post “DIY Inspo: Soft storage bags” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

Summer 2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Well then, it’s a crispy night. Could August’s heat be winding down? Seems like a good time to kick back in some sweats and read. If you’re new to the site, or if you’re just really bored and came here to hang out, why not sift through my most popular posts this summer? I’ve gone ahead and collected them for you below! DIY: How to make wide-leg jeans into SKINNY JEANS 2. DIY: From ugly old dresser to pretty vintage bench 3. DIY: Bra band extender 4. How to … Continue reading

DIY: Easy upcycled knotted baby hats!

DIY knotted baby hats

Nope, he’s still not out yet. So until he is, I’ve decided to make use of our time effectively. A lunch date here, a sewn diaper there… Going to make a plush toy or two in the next couple of days, but first! I made these today: I first saw these hipster kid-looking hats on Miss j Handmade and I really, really wanted to make some for our boy. I didn’t have any cute chevron, deer or otherwise trendily printed shirts, but we have lots … Continue reading

DIY: Upcycle regular jeans into skinny jeans!

Upcycle old jeans into skinny jeans

If you have access to a sewing machine, you can turn some spent old jeans into skinnies. I mean, it’ll probably turn out better if you have some sewing experience, but given that I did this as one of my second or third sewing experiments ever, I’m proof positive that it can be done. Background: I don’t mind jeans with a wider leg, but in the dead of winter, I love to wear my boots. Wider jeans + boots just don’t work together very well. … Continue reading

DIY: How to Freshen Up Old Jeans for CHEAP Using Fabric Dye

We all love our jeans (uhh, except for us pregnant ladies who haven’t yet attempted to DIY them into maternity jeans), but what happens when good jeans go bad? Normally, I’d donate them. This year, however, I’ve gotten really big into recycling, upcycling and refreshing just about everything. So when some of my jeans faded to ugly colours, I decided to look into ways to refresh them. I found this great tutorial. Too bad I didn’t really read it again a few days later when … Continue reading

DIY: How to Make a Beautiful Pallet Headboard for Under $30

upcycled pallet project

Well, I recruited the husband for yet another DIY. We’ve had our beautiful headboard for a week now, and I’m in love. (With husband, yes, but also — the resulting headboard.) Money-saving tip: Someone you know is going to have a spare everything when it comes to tools and supplies. Ask around. You will save so much money just by using things people weren’t using at the moment. They’ll probably be happy to let you use their stuff, too. Between Miklos’s dad, his brother, and … Continue reading