As I was doing my weekly perusing of craft supplies I realized two things: one, they are getting more and more expensive by the day, and two, my craft room really is overflowing with stuff I buy but don’t always use. I’ve found that by shopping in my own house I can repurpose plenty of the shit I already own for pennies.
Crafting relaxes me in a way like no other. I love to spend a day in the sun making things and then sitting back and admiring as craig whines that we have too much stuff. But what he doesn’t know is that I’ve taken the stuff we. already own and beautified it. Here are my top 10 favorite repurposed crafts.
PS: It’s always a good idea to have on hand
- Paint of all color
- Cardboard or tarp to lay down
- Distressing stains (check the wood section of your craft store)Mini Tupperware containers to store any small batches of paint you make
- A sander and sandpaper
- A small electric hand saw
- Wood glue
- A hammer and nails
- An electric hand drill
- S hooks
1. Doors and shutters as hanging furniture
My dad had made all of these doors in my house and I didn’t want them but I also didn’t want to get rid of them. So I made a barbecue grilling stand with some s hooks and hooks from the container store:
2. Repainted furniture
My mom tricked me into thinking everything in my house was an antique when really only half of the stuff is antiques and most of it is from Goodwill. But instead of throwing it away I’ve just sanded, painted and added new knobs and designs.
3. Reuse frames and mirrors
Frames and mirrors are so costly so pick some up and thrift stores and yard sales and slap a coat of paint on. Then hang to create gallery walls in every room (bonus if you make cute wall art out of magazines or scrap paper).
4. Wood for signs
I repurposed some of the drawers from the furniture and made a variety of decorations for my house
5. Old shoeboxes for photo storage
6. Desk caddy from Starbucks container
8. Paint old flowerpots
9. Baking supplies tin