Whiter, Brighter Teeth…Naturally!

There’s a lot of buzz out there about Fluoride – especially about the more-harmful-than-helpful side effects. The majority of commercial toothpastes contain many artificial ingredients that can have a negative affect on our teeth and bodies over time. Given  almost every brand out there is filled fluoride, what’s a person to do if they decide to live fluoride-free? Why, grab yourself a tube of a healthier alternatives, of course! Unlike the former options that tasted horrible, today’s selections are as yummy as theyRead more

Drop The Stone & Romance The Wall!

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY! Its common knowledge by now that we LOVE repurposing, it’s really what we’re all about here at DIY2EMC. But sometimes the art of repurposing can be a bit labor intensive. Sometimes, like this one, its as easy as pie! Aside from looking uber-expensive yet being ridiculously not, this DIY wonder changes the entire look of the room as well as the bulb, making it the dually-est purposed light bulb we’ve ever had the pleasureRead more

Opening Pesky Plastic Packaging With Ease

Although we know that scissors do wonders, who knew the can opener could be so handy? Given we almost indirectly slit our wrist trying to open the packaging of our upholstery staple gun, silicone basting brushes and a myriad of other kitchen items, this is DEFINITELY our go-to when opening that insanely sharp fitted plastic packaging. Can Openers = Genius! If what’s good for the can, is also good for the plastic then is there nothing this little wonder can’t do? SoRead more

Hold the Sugar & Hide Your Jewels in Style!

To know us is to love our endless quest to find the dual purpose in everything, even items that we’d gladly deem well enough alone. Take the beautiful sugar bowls and apothecary jars of mornings passed. Uniquely stunning yet visually fresh, these bowls would hold sugar with pizzazz and became an anchor of style in every kitchen counter. But when faced with a few more baubles than would fit in our Secret Book Compartment or Stenciled Necklace Holder, we were forced to yet again, get creative.Read more

I Can’t See You So Clearly You Can’t See Me

Like an ostrich in the sand, there’ve been several times we wished we could just bury our heads and shut out the world. Crazy early phone calls, computer crashes moments before a presentation, that awkward office newbie that somehow knows your ex a little too well (and loves to remind you). Maybe it’s just a plain ol’ case of the Mondays but either way, we’ve all been there and we’ve all wanted to drown it out. Now thanks to the Ostrich Pillow, inRead more

Put A Bird On It! And Your Necklaces Too….

We’ve seen framed cork boards all over the place to redecorate your home and organize your jewelry, but this time we took it a step further and decided to make it a work of art all on it’s own, in addition to being an amazing necklace holder. Wanna see how we did it? Then Lets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First up, grab that crappy picture you found at a yard sale 2 years ago (or maybe that was just us), spray paint, clearRead more

Got Something To Hide? BOOK IT!

Finding new ways to repurpose is as innate for us as breathing. In our minds, everything has a dual purpose. Every. Thing. So while out and about on a ‘hunting expedition’ at the local thrift store we came across a gem so amazing, so sultry, so blissfully perfect, we just HAD to snag it. What’s so sexy about a book you ask? Well dear kiddies, this isn’t just any book. It’s a GAME. We couldn’t believe our ‘luck’ when weRead more

Eff The Mess – Rethink Your Kitchen Clutter

When it comes to reorganization, there’s no limit to what you can do. Given our OCD-havin’ selves are obsessed with all things organized, this little topic is where we shine. So make a couple of Virgoans feel better about their silly quirks and take a gander at these clutter-wrangling ideas and how to repurpose them in your home. Take your pots & pans for a sleigh ride – Sleigh: Etsy / Rope: Amazon / Hooks: Ikea Make an Under Shelf Rack a Space Saver Cup Storage – Rack: Amazon Use Wooden Pencil Holders to Store UtensilsRead more

Upcycle With Nail Polish!

We’ve featured the lovely and yet completely versatile powers of nail polish before and today’s piece adds even more to it’s repertoire. We’ve taken a pair of zebra print earrings and transformed them into a pair of super trendy ear lobe accouterment and we, dear kiddies, want to show you how. Ready to rock out with your polish out? Then Let’s Do The DIY Thang, shall we? Aside from your darling little earrings in need of a little up-cycling, you’ll need nail polish remover (if there’s currentlyRead more

The House That Scrap Built

When it comes to storage units, anything goes. Whether it’s brick and mortar, sheet metal or even a set of old French Doors, you can have a structure set in no time, without the need to measure or cut a thing. Take this lovely little shack. Looks nice & cozy, doesn’t it? Put together in 15 mins, it’s entirely made out of old repurposed doors, simple screws, nails and a few hammer swings. Even the roof is courtesy of anRead more