7 pine sleepers from Bunnings, a can of brown paint, can of white paint, furniture wax and some screws is all I used to make this long side table to fill an empty wall in my house.

7 pine sleepers from Bunnings, a can of brown paint, can of white paint, furniture wax and some screws is all I used to make this long side table to fill an empty wall in my house.

Recycled timber lamp base with homemade lamp shades.

Recycled timber lamp base with homemade lamp shades.

Upcycle of an old wooden treasure box. Removed feet, sanded back, jasper colored paint, then white paint smudged off.

Upcycle of an old wooden treasure box. Removed feet, sanded back, jasper colored paint, then white paint smudged off.

A skirting board was shaped to make a picture frame using the dropsaw. I then painted a simple oceanscape with acrylics on canvas. A light sand of the frame gave it the beachy look I wanted.

A skirting board was shaped to make a picture frame using the dropsaw. I then painted a simple oceanscape with acrylics on canvas. A light sand of the frame gave it the beachy look I wanted.

1 leftover VJ board = rustic picture frame! I put it onto a MDF backing board and screwed in from the back.

1 leftover VJ board = rustic picture frame! I put it onto a MDF backing board and screwed in from the back.

Milk paint makeover of an old wooden "treasure box". I love refreshing tired old pieces so they seem new again.

Milk paint makeover of an old wooden "treasure box". I love refreshing tired old pieces so they seem new again.

An old side table that had been in a family members house for over 10 years and was ready for the tip was given a new lease on life with a coat of white paint, followed by a coast of beige paint, with some sanding back to reveal the white underneath.

An old side table that had been in a family members house for over 10 years and was ready for the tip was given a new lease on life with a coat of white paint, followed by a coast of beige paint, with some sanding back to reveal the white underneath.

DIY floor length mirror. I wanted a rustic look so picked some second hand chamfer board from the timber warehouse for around $25 - it's very solid. I bought a $30 floor length mirror from Bunnings and some MDF board to use as backing then used silicone to piece it all together (with some screws to the back for the sturdy backing board. A lovely solid piece.

DIY floor length mirror. I wanted a rustic look so picked some second hand chamfer board from the timber warehouse for around $25 - it's very solid. I bought a $30 floor length mirror from Bunnings and some MDF board to use as backing then used silicone to piece it all together (with some screws to the back for the sturdy backing board. A lovely solid piece.

4 pieces of thick pine from Bunnings, plus a coat of lacquer and I made a slimline laptop desk for my spare room.

4 pieces of thick pine from Bunnings, plus a coat of lacquer and I made a slimline laptop desk for my spare room.

Toolbox makeover! At least I think it was a toolbox?! I spray painted it in white/cream then used a stencil I already had and some silver paint to do the pretty decal on top. This is now a bits and bobs storage container for me.

Toolbox makeover! At least I think it was a toolbox?! I spray painted it in white/cream then used a stencil I already had and some silver paint to do the pretty decal on top. This is now a bits and bobs storage container for me.


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7 pine sleepers from Bunnings, a can of brown paint, can of white paint, furniture wax and some screws is all I used to make this long side table to fill an empty wall in my house.

7 pine sleepers from Bunnings, a can of brown paint, can of white paint, furniture wax and some screws is all I used to make this long side table to fill an empty wall in my house.

A $20 shutter from a second hand timber factory was turned it a very handy blanket box. I used old VJ boards which I left as is - no sanding or painting as I wanted it to have an "old world" look

A $20 shutter from a second hand timber factory was turned it a very handy blanket box. I used old VJ boards which I left as is - no sanding or painting as I wanted it to have an "old world" look

Another roadside find! This cute double chair was being thrown out  by neighbours. It had some pieces missing which were easily replaced. I then managed to stretch out some leftover green paint I had my adding white to make it aqua. I love the end result!

Another roadside find! This cute double chair was being thrown out by neighbours. It had some pieces missing which were easily replaced. I then managed to stretch out some leftover green paint I had my adding white to make it aqua. I love the end result!

4 pine sleepers and some leftover slats from old bed, 7 scoops of milk paint, hemp oil and a few screws and TADA - new tv cabinet for my bedroom. Cost me nothing!

4 pine sleepers and some leftover slats from old bed, 7 scoops of milk paint, hemp oil and a few screws and TADA - new tv cabinet for my bedroom. Cost me nothing!

This old phone table was a $30 Gumtree find. I reupholstered it, pulling off the felt and putting some heshian down, then painted it with some leftover green paint I had, then sanded it back to give it the shabby look.

This old phone table was a $30 Gumtree find. I reupholstered it, pulling off the felt and putting some heshian down, then painted it with some leftover green paint I had, then sanded it back to give it the shabby look.

A $30 find at a local secondhand furniture store, this old sewing table was sanded back, painted baby blue then roughly sanded again to give it an antique look.

A $30 find at a local secondhand furniture store, this old sewing table was sanded back, painted baby blue then roughly sanded again to give it an antique look.

This old cupboard was a roadside find. It came with hanging rail and drawers inside and was in great condition. I did a coat of white chalk paint, put a decal on the front, replaced the handle on the front and put some shelving inside to make it a shoe cabinet.

This old cupboard was a roadside find. It came with hanging rail and drawers inside and was in great condition. I did a coat of white chalk paint, put a decal on the front, replaced the handle on the front and put some shelving inside to make it a shoe cabinet.

A gumtree pick up, these $40 drawers were sanded back, painted in baby blue and sanded back roughly with an electric sander. Now they suit my room perfectly.

A gumtree pick up, these $40 drawers were sanded back, painted in baby blue and sanded back roughly with an electric sander. Now they suit my room perfectly.

Another freebie - an old window frame from a house my brother was renovating, which I made into a feature table. It's strong enough to put coffee cups/plates on top - the table itself was made out of cheap wood from bunnings.

Another freebie - an old window frame from a house my brother was renovating, which I made into a feature table. It's strong enough to put coffee cups/plates on top - the table itself was made out of cheap wood from bunnings.

Our letterbox we built for our new home; Old reclaimed railway Sleepers, s/s A4 letterbox with a peep window. Creative design from owner

Our letterbox we built for our new home; Old reclaimed railway Sleepers, s/s A4 letterbox with a peep window. Creative design from owner

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