Making a Simple Wastebasket Look Fabulous

Circusberry waste basket before

Anne from Circus Berry has been working on putting together a craft space in her basement.  Every crafter knows that it’s good to have a waste basket handy for scraps, threads, and mess-ups.  But Anne didn’t want just an ordinary garbage can–she wanted something extra fabulous that would look great with the rest of her decor.

Circusberry waste basket before

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Rustic Fall Sign Made from Reclaimed Wood

Design Dining Diapers fall sign before

At Design, Dining + Diapers, Taryn was putting together a pretty Autumn vignette.  “After having it almost complete I felt that it was lacking a statement piece, so I went into my garage to see what I had to work with,” she says.  In the garage, a simple piece of stained wood caught Taryn’s eye, and inspiration struck.

Design Dining Diapers fall sign before

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Easy Halloween Project Made from Milk Jugs

Sweet Haute milk jug before

Can we have one more Halloween upcycled project before the day is over?  Here’s another one that you are going to want to save for future use.  It comes from Sweet Haute, who came up with with this craft using items that you probably already have on hand.  Empty milk jug, anyone?

Sweet Haute milk jug before

Sweet Haute milk jug before

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Halloween Centerpiece with Witch Shoes

The Benson Stree halloween centerpiece before

Emily blogs over at The Benson Street.  She came up with an adorable Halloween centerpiece that made use of several things she already had on hand…and I bet that you have some of the same supplies or could find them easily.

The Benson Stree halloween centerpiece before

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Jack-o-Lantern Fun from a Tin Can

Canned Pumpkin

Here’s a fun little upcycling project that will be great to try out with the kids.  File it away for next year, because this looks like something that will keep the little ones busy for hours.  Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom came up with this, and it all started with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Canned Pumpkin

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Go for the Gold! Giving Accessories a Midas Touch

Grace Lee Cottage vase before

At Grace Lee Cottage, Leah has a new-found appreciation for gold.  “It all began with my outdoor fall decorating and a single can of metallic gold spray paint,” she confesses.  “Now every time I turn around I find something else I think might look nice with a coat of gold spray paint!”

Grace Lee Cottage vase before

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Updating a Childhood Dresser for the Next Generation

Just a Girl and Her Blog dresser before

Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog admits that she took this dresser with her when she moved away from home, and never gave it back.  It’s currently housed in her sons’ bedroom, which is undergoing a makeover.  Abby decided to give the dresser a new look, too.

Just a Girl and Her Blog dresser before

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How to Keep Your Laminate Counters Off the Curb

Pinterior Designs countertops before

Chelsea, the Pinterior Designer, has been working on updating the kitchen in her home to suit her personal style since the day she bought the house.  I think a lot of us can relate to just how much work it can be to update a kitchen on a budget!  Chelsea had done just about everything she could to the kitchen without a demolition:  painting the cabinets and walls, updating appliances.  Everything looked so much better, but somehow the laminate counters looked worse.

Pinterior Designs countertops before

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