Vertical gardens are a huge trend right now, and for a good reason: They allow urban gardeners to save enormous amounts of space, increasing yields and transforming boring old walls into living pieces of art.
When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don’t toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes.
I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I’m a thrifty DIY’er. But candles are a luxury that I don’t mind spending my hard-earned cash on.
I recently had an idea on how to fill an empty corner of my office without spending a dime. This involved an empty wood spool upcycled into a seasonally decorated side table. The spool I had in mind was a smaller spool, and it was just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be hauled to the dumpster. Of course, my upcycling senses kicked in! How could I let such a useful object be hauled off?
I was recently given an old handmade decorative shelf, so I’m sharing the results of my first attempt chalk painting an antique wax finish to give this old shelf a makeover. While I’ve chalk painted several projects, I’ve always done the clear or white wax, so the antique look is a first for me!
Purchasing comfy and elegant beds for your pets can be quite expensive, and totally not worth it if Mr. Fluffy decides he doesn’t like it. Let’s be honest, pets can be very picky and fussy. Instead of shelling out some major cash to keep Oscar in comfort, why don’t you spend time this coming weekend […]
I’ve long been wanting to upcycle a broken chair into a planter for my yard. I have one particularly bare spot in my front flower bed that needed a good bit of color. Unfortunately, it gets full sun, during the hottest part of the day and nothing seems to thrive in this spot.
The upcycled vs recycled debate is a long and ongoing one. Staunch supporters of each feel one is more beneficial to the environment than the other. If you love debates and are at the moment, rubbing your hands in glee at an opportunity to contribute your own quota to this controversial topic, err….sorry to disappoint […]
I have seen this project on many sites but never could find a step by step DIY how to upcycle a picture frame into an earring holder tutorial. I searched for directions, but couldn’t find them. I took matters into my own hands. I found an old frame, headed out to my shop, and figured it out, taking a few photos along the way.
If you’re a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, develops their motor […]
Upcycling is fun, easy, and can save you a ton of money. Today, I’m going to share 5 easy upcycling ideas featuring common household items.
I upcycled an old wooden ladder into a trellis last weekend. In that post, I promised you that part of the ladder which I cut down was going to make a second project. This is that project. It’s a charming, shabby chic towel rack to keep in my She-Shed.
I was given a worn out, rickety wooden ladder last week by a friend who was clearing out an old barn. She’s always entertained by how I transform junk into something usable. Well, she should prepare to be double-amazed because that old ladder is being repurposed into two useful items. Today, I’m sharing Upcycled Ladder […]
I recently drove past a yard sale that was ending and stopped, only to find a yard sale leftover piece that I thought could be easily turned into a charming “welcome” chair for my foyer. It had a $2 price tag on it.
You may pass on furniture restoration projects because you don’t know how to re-cover a chair cushion. Actually, it’s an easy task. In just 10 easy steps, you can have a freshly reupholstered seat for your chair.
A few weeks ago, I found a vintage 1950s kitchen utility cart in the scrap metal pile at our county trash drop off point. I decided to “rescue” it and upcycle it into a chic bar cart. It’s going to work perfectly to serve cocktails, wine, or coffee.
You probably have an outdated laminate microwave cart somewhere around your house. Once you learn the basic technique of how to repaint laminate furniture, you can transform your former ugly furniture can become a piece in a child’s playroom.
The upcycling trend is on the rise. Everyone is upcycling everything. Old dressers are being converted into gardening containers, emptied wine bottles are being used as antique table lamps, antique school desks are being transformed into charming end tables, and the list goes on….. A very popular upcycling idea is the transformation of several old […]