Potting Station

Potting Station

“I have been repurposing old or discarded item for 2 decades now. Inspiration
comes from putting my own twist on what other clever people have done, mostly.
Looking outside the box, open you mind and dig in.”

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Bathroom Shelf

Bathroom Shelf

Sam wanted a shelf that felt right for their 1907 Portland house. All pieces were purchased at The Rebuilding Center!

Project Difficulty: Moderate

Materials Needed:
1 Drawer
1-2 Lath strips
1 Wood flooring board
Wood stain
Nails and/or screws

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Upholstered Drawers

Upholstered Drawers

Project Difficulty: Easy

Safety note: We advise that you wear safety glasses or goggles when using any mechanical equipment.  Protective gloves are also recommended for this project.

Materials Needed
Dresser - (any set of drawers where the face of each drawer sits outside the drawer cavity)
Wadding - (I used thin pieces of Dacron)
Fabric
Tape

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Rolling Drawer Storage

Rolling Drawer Storage

Why spend a whole paycheck at furniture store when you can make it yourself?

Project Difficulty: Easy

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Retail Display

Retail Display

Instructions on how to make a creative shop display

Project Difficulty: Moderate

Safety note: We advise that you wear safety glasses or goggles when using any mechanical equipment. Protective gloves are also recommended for this project.

Materials Needed:
Salvaged solid wood cabinet doors
Salvaged decorative Plexiglas
Cabinet and decorative hardware
No VOC Paint

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Shutter Magazine Rack

Shutter Magazine Rack

Too many subscriptions? Get organized - with an old shutter.

Project Difficulty: Easy

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Kids Play Kitchen

Kids Play Kitchen To get your creative juices flowing, here is an easy Do-It-Yourself Upcycled Play Kitchen idea that would make a fun gift for any special child in your life.

Project Difficulty: Easy

Safety note: We advise that you wear safety glasses or goggles when using any mechanical equipment.  Working in a well ventilated area is recomended for this project.

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Kid Carpet Chair

Kid Carpet Chair

The ReBuilding Center often gets in carpet squares - with this project, a perfect opportunity to create a no-edge/no-booboo kid’s chair.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Drawer to Shelf and Lamp

Drawer to Shelf and Lamp

Ever wish your shelf was also a lamp? Well, whether or not you have, we’re sure you’ll be glad once you’ve done this awesome project.

Project Difficulty: Easy

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PVC Sprinkler Toy

PVC Sprinkler Toy

Need to distract the kids for a few hours this summer? Buy some PVC and BOOM - hours of entertainment.

Project Difficulty: Easy

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PVC Ladder Golf

PVC Ladder Golf

The Miscellaneous Mile at The ReBuilding Center is chock-full of PVC pipe - but how to use it? Here’s a fun outdoor game made from PVC pipe, perfect for summer barbecues!

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Eames-Style Drawer Unit

Eames-Style Drawer Unit

Get a modern, IKEA-esque look without the waste, expense or conventionality!

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Cheveron Trim Dresser

Cheveron Trim  Dresser

Here is a way to take any dresser and add style using miscellaneous trim pieces.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Chalkboard Display

Chalkboard Display

This a a great (and affordable) way to make a sign for your business or event. The project below was done with an old crib but cabinet doors would work just as well.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Rolling Tool Cabinet

Rolling Tool Cabinet

With just a few wheels and a little paint an old cabinet or dresser can be turned into a functional, mobile tool cabinet.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Cabinet Drawer Bookcase

Cabinet Drawer Bookcase

With such a variety of cabinet drawers at The ReBuilding Center the possibilities for this project are endless! Build up, build long, stack, and rearrange as needed.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Elevated Pet Bowls

Elevated Pet Bowls

This is the purrrfect project for all you pet lovers out there. Here is a great way to feed your pet in style! Did you know its better for your dog to elevate their food bowls?

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Serving Tray

Serving Tray

There are a plethora of cabinet doors at The ReBuilding Center. Take one home and make your own personalized tray to bring a loved one breakfast in bed!

Project Difficulty: Easy

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Cabinet Door Displays

Cabinet Door Displays

Three projects in one! I love the variation on a theme for these wall decorations.

Project difficulty: Easy

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Succulent Planter

Succulent Planter

Re-upholster an old dining chair with funky echeverias.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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Glass Bottle Coffee Table

Glass Bottle Coffee Table

Make this out of some reclaimed cabinet doors or salvaged lumber and some empty glass bottles from your recycle bin.

Project Difficulty: Moderate

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