My DIY Adjustable Easel

I’m not at all an artist but occasionally I do like to dabble with a bit of paint on canvas.

As trying to create a masterpiece bent over a flat surface is pretty darn uncomfortable & the cost of an “artist’s easel” is insane I hit the wood shop and figured out how to make my very own fancy schmancy adjustable easel:

diy adjustable easel

Here’s what I did:

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The Upcycled DIY Sandbox

After the grand success of our scrap wood playhouse I thought I’d continue my upcycling challenge and try to create a sandbox for the kiddo once again using only what I could find in the attic:

Upcycled sandbox DIY

Another triumph!

Here’s what I did:

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My DIY Green Privacy Screen

DIY privacy screen

What do you do when your DIY privacy fence isn’t quite long enough to shield the yard from the apartment block path next door?

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How to clean vintage ceramics

As my How To Clean Vintage Enamelware post was so popular I thought I’d go ahead and share my collection of thrifted & inherited ceramics + the groovy cleaning tips from the past to keep it all in top condition!

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Check out my quirky collection & discover how to maintain your own vintage ceramics & porcelain:

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My thrifty little DIY guest room

Have a look at how I transformed the awkwardly shaped, incredibly small extra-room-beside-the-stairs into a petite but sweet guest room:

This cramped, L-shaped space was in desperate need of a paint job and new flooring

Take the lickety split tour below and check out the rest of the vintage and handmade decor!

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My Scrappy Upcycled DIY Wall Hanging

Add some colour to your walls with my crazy quick no-sew decor tutorial!

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Replace that Vintage Pot Knob

Remember that sad little pot lid that had lost its knob from my inherited enamelware collection?

I finally figured out how to replace that missing knob!

Here’s what I did:

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How To Clean Vintage Enamelware

I was lucky enough to not only inherit a fabulous collection of vintage enamelware but also the groovy cleaning tips from the past to keep it in top condition:

Take a peek at the backstories of my still-in-use collection & discover how to maintain your own vintage enamelware:

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The DIY Upcycled Scrap & Pallet Wood Playhouse

I challenged myself to build a playhouse using only what we had stored in the attic:


Here’s how we did it:

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My Upcycled Vintage Medical Bag Planter

Sooooo, my online thrifting karma was with me once again and I managed to snag this 1940’s medical bag for only €1!

Unfortunately the “mint condition” description for this vintage beauty was once again less than honest:

Fortunately the upcycling DIY Diva in me took over and came up with a brilliantly simple use for this squeaking, rusty and stained but oh-so-cool piece of medical history:

A most excellently quirky planter!

Here’s what I did:

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