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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!
I found this darling baby cradle at a garage sale for $5.00. I loved the spiral bars and thought I could use them in something. I just don't know what yet. So in the mean time I made a little garden bed.
I was at a garage sale and this couple were done for the day and were giving this really nice wood dog kennel away for free. It is missing a few dowels in the front. I want to improve upon it It is very sturdy and of nice wood. I don't have a dog but have friends that do. I could give it for a gift to a dog owner or make it into something completely different. Any ideas or suggestions? What could I do with the door where the dowels are half gone? I appreciate your thoughts!
My back yard is at a slope and I had a cement wall put in. This made it easier to walk in the back to my avairies. When the cement wall was in, it seem bare so I decided to add some
color. I collected left over tile from friends and family and bought some at garage sales. I then decided to create a underwater scene. Since Im no artist I thought fish would be the easiest to do. Piece by piece like a puzzle I create this world that no others had seen before. 50 feet all together. I then added a flower bed in front. This now is the conversation piece to my little get away.
Here is another window I created using what I had around the house. I was lucky to get a nunch of free old windows and decided to create little garden windows and hang them around my farm. This one is hanging on my rabbit cage so my bunny has a real view.
I was lucky to score on this free old windows. I used little glass votive candle holders from the dollar store and glass marbles to create this lovely flowers. I then added little mirrors and stain glass pieces for the stems. Total cost was $3.00.
I was at the Goodwill as I always am a few times a week and I spotted this metal bottom and glass top table. I thought it would be a challenge because I'm not usually keen on pieces like
this but something about it was calling my name. I paid 20 bucks for it. After it was sitting for quite sometime the idea of chalkboard paint for the surface came to me. I sprayed the top with Krylon black chalkboard paint, which is perfect for writing those little reminders of what to TiVo, what not to miss, or even just a daily reminder of how beautiful life is. As for the bottom half I decided on a green shade in Pistachio from the Krylon line. The bottom was so detailed I decided to spray paint it instead of using a brush. You can see the step by step process and more photos at my blog....http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-metal-and-glass-table.html