Let’s Start Here!

I am excited to show you some fun DIY & repurposing projects. We’ll explore rustic party ideas, repurposed garden art, and lots more. So, grab your coffee, wine or whatever floats your boat, and let’s get this blogging started!

I am a big fan of shopping at estate sales. And rarely do I pass up a good yard sale, flea market or interesting trash pile. Two of my finds were featured on ABC’s Good Afternoon America with Lara Spencer and Josh Elliot. Lara transformed my damaged vanity into a fun little treasure. She also refurbished a vintage Amish bench for me which I had grabbed from my neighbor’s trash pile.

I’ve been shopping estate sales for several years now. It’s a fun way to find some really unique things. Each estate sale is different and each home tells an interesting story as soon as you walk in.

Almost 4 years ago, I did some video blogs at It was a lot of fun but I did not like seeing myself on the videos. I’m more of a “behind-the-scenes” kind of a gal. Last year, I got to thinking that I can still do a written blog but no need for video. This will be a fun way for me to share my finds, adventures, and affordable DIY projects! I will also show you how I began my successful ETSY shop using many of my repurposed items.

I share lots of fun projects on my Trash Find Redesigned Facebook page – which I am excited to say has over 50,000 followers! You can also find me on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I would love to have you visit my ETSY shop when you have a few minutes! There you can shop for rustic signs, wedding and home decor, and anniversary gifts.

I hope you enjoy this eclectic journey with me while I repurpose, redo, recycle and reorganize all sorts of things!

~Lela (TrashFindRedesigned on ETSY)