Repurposed Home Decor

With the hubs being a student, I have had to find ways to decorate our home on a seriously small budget. I have developed an interest in taking random objects and finding a way to decorate with them. It’s a fun challenge! Here’s some repurposed items I have turned into home decor.

These candle holders were made from recycled Porch Posts that I found at a Habitat for Humanity recycle center. They are perfectly distressed and worn and work perfectly as candle holders. All I had to do was cut the posts down to size.
I got this window at an antique shop for $3.15 because one of the panes had been broke. So I finished breaking out the rest of the glass and hung a wreath on it.
When we moved into our house a little over 2 years ago, there were doors on both entrances into our Dining Room. We wanted a more open feel so we took them down. We had previously been in an apartment so we needed furniture. So the infamous corner shelf was born. (I get lots of questions and comments from visitors about this piece.) We cut one door in half, screwed in brackets to hold it at 90 degrees, and then cut shelves to fit and secured those with brackets also. I painted it off white and did a brown wash over it to give it an old look. Good way to fill those empty corners, huh?

ADDED LATER: I updated the corner shelf with a fresh coat of paint. Check out its new look here!

Just last week, the hubs, lil stinker, and I ventured over to one of my fav thrift stores, the “Love of Jesus”, and picked up this beauty for $7. Little pricey, maybe, but I think it has great potential! And I loved the design of it with the curved arm rests. Hopefully it turns out to be a cute chair for my lil stinker.
This is what I just finished eating. mmmm. Made from scratch goodness. mmmm. Sorry, I don’t bake a lot, so when I do, I have to document it. :)
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    love all the redos. especially the old window and door!

  2. 2
    The DIY Show Off

    What great ideas! I love it all and the vintage vibe.

    Thanks so much for adding your inspiration to The DIY Show & Tell AND for bringing dessert! Where's mine? lol


  3. 3
    Wes and Dani

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the door. A guy that lives by me makes doors like that, but he charges and arm and a leg!!!! So great!


  4. 4

    I love that chair…and especially the door – so creative!! one never knows what to do with old doors and you have certainly come up with a great solution!

  5. 5

    I found you on pinterest, love the corner shelf unit, I have to try that.

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  7. 6
    cindy olivares

    i love this for my daughters house.

  8. 7
    Ann Thomas

    I have always been creative but love finding all the new ideas here! Thank You for creating this!

  9. 8
    Lisa Walker

    I think you are awesome!! Thank you for sharing !!