DIY Weekly Wanderings – Vintage. Repurposed. Home.

What’s better than DIY?  Coming from the DIY Show Off, it’s our opinion that there’s not much better than DIY projects. EXCEPT for awesome genius DIY projects beautifully photographed. Let’s face it, great projects portrayed in pretty pics is what inspires us.

Meet:  Sheryl from

Hi Sheryl!  Sheryl is a photography and DIY’er and {insert sexy whistle} take a look at her beautiful DIY.  Click the links to visit Sheryl’s blog for the details and tutorials. My favorite projects are vintage and salvaged items repurposed into gorgeous home accessories. These are awesome!
Looking for a creative idea for those pallets sitting around?
Sheryl shows us how to make a Pallet Swing.
Pallet Swing Tutorial

I love the rich color, recycled beauty and rope in the place of chains!

Remember those old windows lying around in the garage just waiting for a creative idea? 

Sheryl spied these beauties…

and created these for her daughter!
Vintage Window Jewelry Organizer Tutorial

 No tangles!

I just love the rustic charm of these. Pretty. Organized. Neat and within easy reach for accessorizing! Yes, please!
Everyone I know loves a beautiful old door.  So charming!
Sheryl snagged this one from her aunt’s old house…

and with a lot of work, turned it into chalkboard entryway “thing-a-ma-gig”.

What a wonderful idea and love the natural wood paired with black magnetic paint!

Chalkboard Entry Display Tutorial

 Bottle cap magnets – perfect!

 Ceramic knobs keep purses and bags organized in the entry way.

I want this in my entryway! No more purse on the floor or chair.  Great idea for a family memo center too!
Awesome job, Sheryl!  Each project has is genius and I love that you’ve enhanced each thing’s natural beauty and charm.  Inspiration for sure! Thank you!
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A special thanks to Miss Charming for featuring my design challenge room today!

What You Make It

Meet:  Coley from “What You Make It“.  Coley is a DIY’er, lover of entertaining, and a nutrition-conscious girl who grew up in a big city and was recently transplanted to small town America.  She has some pretty great DIY ideas.  Click the link to see the full original post at What You Make It.

Get details on how to make this super easy
Adorable for adding a pretty touch to your laundry room!

Seating charts made from old windows (cute wedding idea!)…
are repurposed as a poster frame…

Great for bringing a little fresh green outdoors inside!


I love taking Coley’s advice.  DIY , home and life – all areas that are “what you make it”.  Make it your best.  🙂
You can see more DIY ideas at 

Mirrored Windows – Chic & Lovely

Another beautiful old window project. This one isn’t quite old but it’s a DIY inspiration for those old windows lying around – from Holly at Chic & Lovely


Chic and Lovely

Holly had old windows with plans to add a DIY mirror something easily done now with Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint or adding a mirror to the back yourself (see Holly’s inspiration here) but she scored mirrored windows at Hobby Lobby for a great price, no work and the same effect.  The mirrors add so much more interest and light and at first glance, look like an architectural design:


Before:




And After!!

Beautiful living room!




Holly even sent over a complete before picture too:


Again, her after. So pretty with warm neutral tones and so much character (adding the mirrors was less than $100!)


There’s LOTS more to see at Chic & Lovely including…

SO MUCH BEFORE/AFTER FURNITURE – you’ll be inspired to dig around in your basement for something old and forgotten! Or to visit her shop – she gives old furniture a new look!

Before
After

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful transformations, Holly!

Diaries of a Whimsical Wife

How can you not love blog posts written diary style by a whimsical wife?

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Especially when she’s a whimsical  wife with amazing DIY talent.  Click the links below for more details, tutorials and pictures or to just say “hi”!

She’s turned an old window into a French Menu Chalkboard for her kitchen…




Her kitchen transformation is a rags to riches.  Plain to gorgeous.  

Here is the kitchen before they bought their home…


Now close your eyes and make a wish … for a beautiful, fresh, bright kitchen. (If only DIY worked that way, they would be less broken fingernails!)


Ta-da! 


{For more before photos click HERE}
{DWW Kitchen Plans HERE}
{DWW Kitchen Inspirations HERE}


WOW, huh?  I’m still so in love with all white kitchens. Great job, Melissa!
Beautiful projects (I love old windows) and the before/after kitchen is night/day. So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing, Melissa!

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Jennifer from

shares our love of DIY in order to create the look and home accents she wants without the big price tag.  Our kind of blog buddy!  We all love old windows and you’ll love her creative window projects!
One is a the perfect frame for old family photos. I love the chippy old finish paired with old photos…perfect. It hangs above her writing desk. 
The second one became a mirror and it’s beautiful in her son’s nursery…
Her nursery is all DIY and discount purchases (2nd child = tiny budget)  and doesn’t it look just as beautiful as any you’ve seen in a catalog or magazine?  It’s stunning. 
See more pictures —> NURSERY KNOCK OFFS
So peaceful! She sewed the curtains above herself and saved over $160. I love the beadboard and striped walls, soothing colors and that gorgeous bedding (she made the pillows except for the monogrammed one). 
Super job, Jennifer!  I love your DIY style and the nursery is adorable!  Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Two More Old Window Ideas

Old windows are such a great material for DIY decor.  Here are two more fabulous ideas…

See how Lisa at Serendipity Chic Design made this unique one-of-a-kind window wall art using an old window. So creative and beautiful:

Texas Crafter frosted an old window.  A pretty and private solution.

Window before…

Window after:

This fabulous vintage window message center is a creative idea from FrouFrugal

Check out her message center tutorial!

Top:

Center:

Bottom:

All of those fun message center details ALL in ONE space/one message center!  Awesome!

Click below to see TONS of  DIY decorating ideas for old windows!



All DIY Old Window Decor Projects

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