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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 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
I found this side table at the Goodwill for 20 bucks. It had great small little details in the front, great condition, dovetailed and has a stone of some top. When I saw this one I new
exactly what I wanted to do with it. The color was from Valspar in the shade Woodlawn Valley Haze in satin finish. Wow....This color is such an amazing blue shade. I'd love to paint everything in this color. LOL. It was an easy project too, because the wood was in such great shape I simply sanded it down a bit, Primed it, and put one coat of the Woodlawn Valley Haze on because it covered so well and I was going to shabby chic it anyway. I then sealed it with paint sealant, bought cute little white knobs and it was finished. I'm so happy with the results. It reminds me of something you'd find at a lovely little beach cottage. I'm pretty sure I was there, on the sand, with my cute little white knitted sweater reading the latest romance novel as I painted this (in my head of course.) : ) You can find the process and more photos at my blog... http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/beach...
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'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