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Repurposing & Upcycling
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Some of the most exciting projects on Hometalk are repurposing & upcycling projects. Hometalk members love to Hometalk about all of the ways that they repurpose and upcycle. You can find photo inspiration for repurposing & upcycling projects, or you can ask the Hometalk community for help with repurposing & upcycling. Creating stylish home décor out of repurposed & upcycled materials is good for the Earth, and good for your wallet. Share your repurposing & upcycling successes on Hometalk!
Do you ever wish there was an official guidebook on how to decorate your home? When is there too much stuff? When is there not enough?
Karen, who goes by The Graphics Fairy on her blog, has it DOWN. I recently had the privilege of spending a few days with her during the #htlucketts event and took advantage of the chance to shoot Karen's home.
Guys, this home is so inspiring. I'd call her style upscale vintage minimalist. She has JUST the right amount of everything, it's productive AND beautiful!
There's more to this tour via the blog link, however here's lots to get you started, loaded with some decor advice.
I only have one question... where's her BAD junk?! :)
I have become obsessed with all sorts of vintage style pails, barrels and crates and was thrilled to find my own little treasure at a local thrift shop for a mere $5! Here are some photos
that have inspired me for both indoor and outdoor uses of different types and sizes of barrels. I would love to get my hands on more for some possible wedding decorations... You can check out my blog at the link below to view the rest of the photos.
This is the first year that I'm planting my tomatoes in a trench rather than vertically. I have read that this method will allow the root system have more area to grow. I also upcycled a few milk jugs as a way to get the water to the roots without having to go through the soil. The milk jugs were cleaned and have small holes poked through to let the water go directly to the roots. These tomato plants are two Early Girls and a Celebrity. I can't wait to see what they yield! I also
planted a little basil around them because basil makes the tomatoes taste better.
I've had this television stand forever. It has great bonesand even the dark cherry wood stain on it isn't bad either but it needed somecharacter. Initially I was going to sand it all down
and paint it a pop ofcolor but after seeing a project my crafty mom was doing on a desk with Burlap,an idea came to me. I went to Joann'sCraft store and picked up printed burlap. I was on the lookout for burlap witha colored print but I had no luck. Instead I opted for this wine label one witha hint of yellow. After it was all saidand done I felt the television was still missing something so I decided to sandit in random places for the aged look and I was thrilled how well it turnedout. This was one of my favoriteprojects to do. It can be messy but it'sa very simple process and let's face it...Burlap is the new black. ; )
1. Modge Podge
2. Burlap or fabric
For the steps and more picturescheck out my blog at