Two Features In Spring 2021 Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine



10 Upcycling & Repurposing Projects With Drawer Pulls

Besides painting and stenciling my upcycling projects, sometimes I like to add drawer pulls as well.

Some are old upcycled pulls, some window sash pulls from Menard's, and some from Hobby Lobby at 50% off.

10 Upcycling & Repurposing Projects With Drawer Pulls
Here, I added rusty iron pulls to this wooden box.

If you click on the bold italicized links, you can view the whole project.

Upcycling & Repurposing Projects With Hobby Lobby Hooks



Upcycling & Repurposing With Hobby Lobby Hooks
Did you know that Hobby Lobby is a great source of metal hooks?  I like to stock up on hooks when they are 50% off.

Upcycle & Repurpose Thrifted Items With Hobby Lobby Metal Containers


Upcycle & Repurpose Thrifted Items With Hobby Lobby Metal Containers
Since I live in a small town, I don't have a lot of shopping opportunities.  We are down to one thrift shop, one big box store (Menard's), and 3 dollar stores.  And our Kmart closed a year ago without a replacement.

While I still find items to upcycle and repurpose at the thrift shop and garage sales, I supplement my project pieces with metal containers from Hobby Lobby.  I must drive 100 miles to find the closest Hobby Lobby stores, so I do order online as well.  I always purchase my metal pieces at 40% - 50%.

The above pieces (and a few more) became part of my past projects.

The Best Upcycles And Repurposes of 2020




At the end of each year, I like to look back at popular projects, and projects that make me proud.  Here are the top ten.

An Upcycled/Repurposed Window Screen Hot Cocoa Bar Sign


I picked up this window screen at a local antique and consignment shop for $6.

I have had good luck with window screen projects before, so I decided to give this one a try.

Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Stenciled Art Canvases





Last time I was in Dollar Tree, I discovered that they now sell art canvases.

I purchased three 8" x 10" canvases at $1 each,

And one three pack of  4" x 6" canvases for $1.

I would much rather paint and stencil on found thrifted items, but this year, it has unfortunately been really hit and miss on great finds.

A Stenciled Burlap Tree Tote And The Christmas Trees Mantel



The 12" x 12" portable garden bag cost me $1.49.  It is coated on the inside for use with dirt and plants.

But, that's not how I am going to use it!

A Painted & Stenciled Crate In A Rustic Outdoor Christmas Display


I picked up this old, plain, wood crate at a local antiques/consignment shop for $12.

It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I had no qualms about painting it because it was so plain.

Make A Fun SNOW DAY Sign with Old Sign Stencils

I don't stencil on boards all that often. 

 Normally, I stencil on garage sale or thrifted finds, but this project started out as a six foot pine board from Menard's, cut to a 36" x 7" sign.