What To Do With Old Cabinet Doors.

DIYer’s  love to upcycle old things and make awesome new stuff out of it. Take an old cabinet, dresser, door, you name it and they can turn it into some amazing stuff to decorate the home or make life easier.

If you have some old cabinet doors laying around or your neighbor is getting ready to upgrade their kitchen, grab some old doors and put them to good use.

Here are some creative ideas for you.

Start with this lovely chalk board made from an old door.

 

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Coat hooks with the family name.

Great job by auntteague.blogspot.com

 

A sweet coffee mug holder.

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Courtesy of myrepurposedlife

 

I then had my lab print a bunch of photos 2-up on 4×6 inch prints, and I cut them apart when they arrived, to make 4×3 inch pictures. I stuck these onto the white cardstock using foam tape so they stand away from the white cardstock a little.

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Sweet from jenthousandwords.com

 

Make your favorite game board.

From justsomethingimade.com

 

 

 

10 Things To Make From An Old Tree

After you cut down a tree that is dying, before you hand over more funds to have the logs taken away or the stump removed, put your brain to work and see what you could make from what is left of your tree.

Wood has such an awesome look and can bring more nature into your home and garden.

We put together a bunch of ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help spruce up your home with your own stump project.

 

Fantastic Flower Center Piece Project to Make Your Yard More Enchanting 

A true piece of landscaping beauty, yet so simple to make.

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Unique Yard Path Made of Stumps 

Trying to cut and maintain the sections between the beds was a lot of work, so they created this awesome path out of log slices.

                                               

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Use Your Creativity and Make Your Own Stump Fairy Garden 

Fairy’s aren’t just in you imagination. You can have your own.

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Tic Tac Toe Garden Table to Make Your Yard More Inviting 

Using an old log or stump and a table top from the local unfinished furniture store and some rocks, you too can have hours of fun.

hometalk.com

 

Give a New Look to Your Living Room with a Stump Coffee Table 

Not everyday you are going to see this in someones living room. Just a great look!

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Adding a Slide Out Garbage Drawer

Finding a place to hide the garbage can in the kitchen is always a challenge. You just stick it under the sink, where you need to pull it out to use it, Stick it in the pantry, where you need to walk to get to it with a handful of stuff, or just leave it at the end of the counter where it looks ugly and you smell it all the time.

If you have a cabinet you can spare, near your sink or in an island where scrapes can make it in easy, these are great places to put a slide out garbage drawer.

This DIY project can be done in an hour or two with a kit from Build.com.

First you take off the door completely and remove the hinge hardware.

Then you follow the instructions on the kit and assemble the pull-out trash unit.  It will tell you where to mark the screw holes on the sides of the cabinets and attached the slides.

 

Here is a great video from Rev a shelf on install the hidden trash can system.


 

If you don’t have a cabinet you can spare for installing a slide out garbage drawer and you have a large enough sink cabinet, you can install an under sink roll out bracket. See Them Here!

 

 

 

11 Awesome DIY Projects to Spruce Things Up!

A realtor will tell you, don’t do a remodel that will not enhance the value of your home. This can be true in some ways, but unless you plan on selling now, I don’t believe that to be the best plan. Doing a renovation that make you house more enjoyable for you is my theory. You never know what the next person will like.

Here are some awesome DIY projects you can do to make your home more enjoyable,

Fire Pit with Planters and Benches will be great for entertaining all evening long.

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Lit fire pit

Very nice idea: 1877lawncrew.com

 

Wrap your couch in book cases, adds extra storage and eliminates the need for end tables.

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Source: apartmenttherapy.com

 

Build you bed inside your dressers. Built in bed and storage is a great way to save space and add some flair to your room.

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Source: houzz.com

 

Enjoy your front porch more with this awesome porch swing.

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Source: southernliving.com

 

Adding a Teak floor to your shower will spruce it up and be softer on your feet. Removes easy for cleaning.

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Source: typeinteriors.com

 

How about an indoor doggie house? Your pets will love their new home using the space under your stairs

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Source: hometalk.com

Continue to the next page for more great renovation ideas.

 

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DIY – Making Wooden Blinds

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Do you have windows that have no blinds and you want to cover them with a nice country look. Or maybe you just want to upgrade from those cheap plastic mini blinds. But you’re thinking wood blinds are just so expensive.

Making your own wooden window blinds is huge money saving alternative for a DIYer. If you have some wood working skills you can these great looking blinds.

DIY blinds will look great and give you a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

See how to make your own wooden blinds in the video below.

 

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Upgrade Window and Door Trim

Some builders today are starting to become craftsman again and install some nice looking wood work in the houses they build. During the the late 1900’s during the building boom, builders were installing the simplest, cheapest window and door trim they could get away with.

Upgrade window and door trim with something a little more robust can have a nice impact on the look of the whole room.

Using plain inexpensive pine boards to change this:

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To These:

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For a wonderful step by step guide on how to do this visit, tealandlime.com

Don’t forget to replace the trim around your doors too.

Using some fancier trim can make it even more elaborate.

 

Getting Your Garage Organized!

Leaving your car out in the elements can be costly, damage to the paint from the suns rays, tree sap, hail or other things mother nature may throw at it, yet it’s estimated that 70 percent of us don’t park our cars in our garage. The number one reason for this, we have too much other stuff in there. Getting your garage organized can be a big project. With help from this guide you may find it easier than you would have thought.

 

The Big Clean-Out: Getting Started

• Set aside at least a full day, or even a full weekend or two, to get the job done.
• Make decluttering a family project and invite over a few friends to pitch in, and it’ll go a lot faster.
• Go through absolutely everything, including boxes you didn’t unpack when you moved in—you never know where that family heirloom might be lurking.
• Sort all items into three piles: keep, donate or sell, and toss. Lay them on dedicated tarps or mark off areas of your driveway with chalk and place them there. What should get the boot: outgrown toys, items that are broken beyond repair, expired household chemicals (which may need special disposal), and anything you haven’t used in two years or more. If you have a hard time letting go of things that have sentimental value, snap pictures as keepsakes.
• Sort the keepers into broad categories (for example, sports equipment, hand tools), and place them in well-marked cardboard boxes or, better yet, stackable clear-plastic bins you can use later. Put the keepers back in the garage for now.
• As soon as possible, donate giveaways and schedule a yard sale to get rid of castoffs.

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Most manufacturers of garage-organizing systems offer free space planning, so use their services as you research how to store all your gear. Before buying anything, take down your garage’s dimensions and note the size and location of windows, doors, switches, and receptacles, as well as how much space your car takes up. Then use the following rules of thumb as you assign things a home.
1. Items you use together, such as gardening tools and lawn chemicals, should be stored close to one another.
2. Put bulky equipment, like lawn mowers, in corners, where they won’t get bumped or knocked over by your car.
3. Place frequently used items, like bikes, close to the garage door.
4. Stash seasonal or rarely used items in the hardest-to-reach spots.
Read the complete guide at Thisoldhouse.com

Built-in Cooler Picnic Table!

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When you are ready for a party, no need to drag the coolers out of the basement or garage. Just bring out some drinks and some ice and your ready to party!

Are you a DIYer who loves working with wood? This cooler picnic table has built in trays to keep your drinks cold while out in your yard.

Building this table is a great DIY project you will be proud of. Depending on the type of wood species used, materials will run anywhere from $150 – $350.  Cedar, a wonderful choice for outdoor furniture, will cost significantly more than Douglas fir, which is what was chosen for the table you see.

Materials:

  • 5 – 2×8  8′ length (table top)

  • 2 – 2×6  8′ length (ice box lids)

  • 5 – 2×4  8′ length (framing/skirting)

  • 2 – 4×4  8′ length (table legs)

  • 3 – 1×4  8′ length (ice box supports)

  • 2 – plastic planter boxes – see photo below

  • 2 1/2″ Kreg pocket screws

  • 1 1/2″ Kreg pocket screws

  • 1 3/4″ Deck screws

  • 8 – 5/16″ x 3″ bolts

  • 8 – 5/16″ washers

  • 8 – 5/16″ wood anchors

  • 120 grit sandpaper

  • 80 grit sandpaper

  • Pre-conditioner, stain, exterior spar varnish, foam brushes, fine sanding block

Tools:

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

  • Drill

  • Table saw (optional but very helpful)

  • Miter saw or circular saw

  • Orbital sander

  • Kreg Jig

  • Clamps

  • 2 1/8″ hole saw

 

Read more at remodelaholic.com

 

 

Crown Molding Installation Made Easy!

Crown molding installation can turn a plain looking room in to a more elegant or charming room. Crown molding comes in a number of different sizes and profiles, and you can combine a few different moldings to make your own unique look.

Installing crown molding can be a little challenging at first, but once you know the basics, your project will look fabulous.

Here is a great video to help you understand how to measure, cut and install your crown molding.

 

Some people prefer to use corner blocks to making your corners easier then making miter cut, and some just like the look of corner blocks.