Key Rack made of Keys

This was one of the first utilitarian projects we came up with. I was getting tired of keys not being in one place. You are getting ready to leave and cannot get out of the door because either you can’t remember where you put your keys or they are not where you left them. We…

Basement Windows Mirrors

This past Thanksgiving we were visiting with Carrie’s family in Connecticut. When we were packing to go back home to Pennsylvania, my father-in-law gave me a parting gift for my Upcycling projects. Over 20 years ago my In-laws bought and 1800’s farm house. The farm is long gone but they have the house, and it was…

Soda Crate End Table

We rearranged our furniture and realized we had a need for an end table. I wanted something unique and functional. So I designed this as an end table that also stores our family’s games in (card games, video games, chess board, ect…) I picked up some soda crates at a flea market with the idea…

Silver Spoon Hat Rack

The last part of the set is a matching hat rack. You may recognize the spoons from another project. I got a box of old silverware from the Williams Grove Flea Market last year in Mechanicsburg, PA. It was nothing of value. They are steel spoons that are silver plated. You could easily make these…

Door Knob Coat Rack

I got tired of all of the coats and hoodies on the back of chairs or never quite making it to the closet so this was good fit for our mud room. My in-laws made one of these for their entry way a while ago and I always thought it was a great idea. When…

Chandelier Upcycled into a Dessert Service Centerpiece

When we moved into our house the first thing we did was replace all of the builder brass light fixtures. It’s just not our style. Apparently it is not the style of many. Yard sale after yard sale nobody was interested. I want to say we put $10 on the chandelier at the last one….

Gift Ideas for Your Upcycler

Are you looking for some last minute gifts or stocking stuffers for your Upcycler/Crafter. Here are few things to look at. Things that you would almost never buy yourself but would be happy to get. Drill Bit Sharpener – Whenever drill bits get dull your DIYer is silently contemplating, “New bits or sharpener”? Pivot Square…

Window Photo Display

At one point we had a wall filled with family photos. After a while I started to get a little tired of looking at it. It was just too busy for me and the collection of cheap mismatched frames just started to be annoying to look at. So we moved the majority to photo albums…

Carrie’s Crafts: Teacup Pin Cushions

Carrie made gifts for her mother and sister for Christmas this year. Since both of them enjoy sewing, she made them pin cushions. Not regular everyday pincushions. She made them out of tea cups and saucers. They enjoyed them and Carrie enjoyed making them so we thought we would share her crafting. For this craft…

Refurbished Vintage Mirror

I’ve always liked the look of an older beveled mirror. It is almost like a window into the past. The vintage plaster work really sets them apart. Slightly degraded silvering also gives them a nice feel. Do you want to make hallway feel like a haunted house? Find one with a lot of silvering missing….