Author: Tim Kime

DIY: Give Your Home Office an Update by Upcycling

You got the kids back in school, so playtime is over. You’re now getting back in the groove professionally, so it’s time to get your home office looking good as well as organized.  A gift of the pandemic is that many of us now are able to work at home in some form or fashion…so give your home office some fashionable updates, too. Many of us created a space in our home that we thought would be a temporary workspace which now is becoming part of our everyday new normal.  This means it’s overdue to make it feel and function like a real office.

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D-I-Y Spells Family Fun

Many of us spent the recent Labor Day holiday enjoying time with family and friends.   Continue to spend together long after the holiday is over by doing DIY projects together.  There is something special about transforming a thrift store item with a loved one or two because it combines your energies, is creative, and is rewarding to see the fruits of your collaborative efforts. 

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THRIFT DIY: Create a Place for Kids to Be Creative & Play

How did it happen?  Summer vacations are over now, and kids are back in school.  Continue with the fun outside of the classroom—by creating a space for them to get away from the books and blackboards.  Two school chairs are paired with a small industrial stool for a vibrant set just the right size for the littler ones!  This project is easy as A-B-C or 1-2-3 when you follow the simple steps offered here.

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The 3 “H’s” for Upcycling Impact: Hue, Handles, Height

Keep these three “H’s” in mind when you want your upcycling project to look hip, happening, and hot: Hue, Handles & Height.  An old dresser receives a dramatic transformation by painting it a new hue. Adding new and cool handles gives it a great vibe.  Last but certainly not least, it gets raised to a new level by adding legs, hence the height.

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