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A show that empowers women to pick up tools to do some DIY, repurposed projects and more.

DIY with MRL Gail Wilson

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A show that empowers women to pick up tools to do some DIY, repurposed projects and more.

    All About Maker 13

    All About Maker 13

    Do you know what a maker space is? Maybe there is one near you. I have a super maker space that I love going to in Jeffersonville IN. In episode 26 of DIY with MRL, you'll hear all about the classes and events.

    Hop over to MyRepurposedLife.com for more details and show notes.

    • 15 min
    10 Power Tool Safety Tips

    10 Power Tool Safety Tips

    Stay safe in your wood shop with these 10 safety tips. Maybe nothing new, but definitely items you may need to remember.

    • 20 min
    Options for DIY Projects

    Options for DIY Projects

    DIY with MRL Episode #24
    We all have those times when it’s too hot or too cold to work on projects outside. Maybe you have a climate controlled shop, but I think the majority of us diy’ers battle the elements when we work on projects.
    In today’s podcast I talked about Jenny’s comment on Facebook.
    Jenny says:
    I've been enjoying repurposing silver flatware, was just wondering if you have done this as well I mostly redo/upcycled furniture but am finding this very therapeutic and easier in the hot temperatures we have to deal with, where I live in Central Coalfields, Queensland, Australia.

     
    Beautiful job Jenny!  I haven’t made a project like this yet… maybe someday.
     
    I talked about how I redid my bedroom during the summer one year, and how I worked on my kitchen during the winter. Those are options of diy projects you can do when it’s too hot or too cold.

    In today’s podcast, I also mentioned Garden Totems. Have you ever seen them? When I first started repurposing for the blog, I collected so much glassware and made many glass topiaries. 

    Smaller repurposed glass ware projects will help fill your time, and fulfill those creative needs you have.
     
    Shopping at thrift stores for small projects is a great way to spend your time when the weather isn’t cooperating with you for larger projects.
    Listen to the podcast to hear more details about the items above, and some changes that were prompted by the blog survey I did recently. Push play below:
     
     
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    • 12 min
    Thrift Store Furniture Redos

    Thrift Store Furniture Redos

    Have you missed DIY with MRL? I’ve taken a few weeks off, but I’m back this week talking about redoing all kinds of furniture for your home. This includes cutting, sawing, and painting furniture you find on the curb, in a thrift store, or in your own home.
    These are the projects I discuss in this week’s episode.
    Brass Floor Lamp
     
    Black Cabinet
     
    Refinished/Painted Coffee Table  (before)
     
    Painted Ceiling Fans
     
    Buffet into Media Center
     
    Small side table cut in half from years ago!
     
    Vintage Dining Tables (in half)
     
    The other half of the Vintage Dining Table
     
     

    Tower of Terror Repurposed Desk
     
    Desk into a Kitchen Island/Craft Station
     
    Camo Desk
     
    Desk into Chest (on the podcast I actually mistakenly said dresser into chest)
     
     
    Curbed desk into hutch
     
    Please be careful when operating power tools. If it feels uncomfortable or beyond your scope get help from someone who knows what they are doing. Always remember-safety first!
    I hope you are inspired to think outside the box and not pass by a great deal on a piece of furniture because you can’t see beyond the damage!
    Click PLAY below to listen to this week’s episode.
     
    This week’s sponsor-my good friends at Homeright.com 

    Check out my Homeright Finish Max Projects
     
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    • 30 min
    All About Pallets

    All About Pallets

    Today’s show is about pallets. Where to find them, what to avoid, how to dismantle them and more! Pallet furniture and pallet projects are so popular these days. It use to be companies would beg you to take them, now it seems some companies want to sell them. Times, they are a changin’.
     
    I did a roundup post of great pallet projects from my friends, with lots of great information, but if you prefer to listen to the podcast, please click play below. There are some tidbits in the podcast that aren’t in the original blog post.
    Projects/Links mentioned in today’s episode of DIY with MRL.
    Pallets, Pallets and More Pallets (MRL’s Pinterest Board) Repurposed Pallets (group Pinterest Board) Simple Benches made from reclaimed deck wood Coffee Cup Rack made from a pallet Pallet Coffee Table Tray Rustic Pallet Caddy Be sure to check out all of the other Pallet Projects on My Repurposed Life.


    The Duckbill Deck Wrecker is the tool I have that will also work on fence sections and decks. I see a lot of the Pallet Busters sold on Amazon as well. It’s your choice to read the reviews and see which will work best for you.
     

    This is the video I told you about in today’s episode.
    Click PLAY below to listen to the latest episode of my podcast.
     
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    • 24 min
    The Power of Spray Paint

    The Power of Spray Paint

    Today’s show, episode #21 is all about spray painting.  What can you spray paint, and the best way to go about it? I give you my six best tips on spray painting.
     
    This podcast is a spin-off of a popular blog post The Power of Spray Paint, where I will tell you my opinions and thoughts on spray painting.
     
     
    Thanks for listening!
    Please remember, this is an audio podcast that you can listen to here on the blog, or you can  Subscribe to DIY with MRL on iTunes, Google Play and Tune In
    Thanks to today’s sponsor:

    Please check out the new Small Spray Shelter on Amazon.
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    I hope that you check out the above blog post as well as some of the projects shown below in the spray paint category.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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diy with mrl

Gail is a real person just sharing her experience. Like sitting down and talking to a friend. No bells and whistles, just useful information. Highly recomend for anyone just starting in a diy adventure. She makes me feel like I could make anything.

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