We removed our popcorn ceiling using basic household materials and some elbow grease. Check out our post for full details on the removal process: http://upcycledugly.com/goodbye-popcorn-oh-cheap/
We're "at it" again with the pallet wood! We needed a nice place for my family to dine when they came for a visit, so we built a fun table. Hope you enjoy our tutorial and find some time to "al fresco" dine in your near future! Check out our website for full details. Erin @ Upcycled Ugly
See how we saved a ton of money by creating our own Industrial Ceiling Fan with Garden Planter Cage Lights. We'll show you exactly how we did it and even give you a price break-down of exactly what we spent! Come see us at http://upcycledugly.com/?p=1059&preview=true
Storm windows are in just in time for Winter. Check out our two part series on how to build and hang these glorious draft-killers! Perfect for those with old windows and energy conscious minds!
This bench was created from 100% pallet wood (plus a few nails and a coat of polyurethane). Here are the basic instructions to build the bench, but a lot more information on dismantling pallets and detailed building instructions are available at http://upcycledugly.com/pallet-wood-bench/
Just in time for Spring!
We transformed our super ugly sheds with very little money with scrap pallet, fence, and miscellaneous lumber. The door on the large shed was our old back door (we replaced with a glass door from Habitat ReStore). We also used paint we were given to paint the blue shed. Even the flower box brackets were in someone's trash. Our "splurge" was the fun orange paint for the doors!
Visit our site for a few in-between steps: http://upcycledugly.com/yard-make-over/other-projects/
We've been looking for a way to add a little rustic to our house on a budget. When we came across an inexpensive file cabinet on Craigslist, we knew just what to do! We'll tell you how we achieved this rusty patina!
Now that we've completed a renovation on our home, we're moving on to designing a great backyard. We don't have too much space in the back, so we're trying to make the most of it.
We still wanted (a) a view of nature/trees, (b) not to have to pull a city permit for a large shed- hah! and (c) to use some reclaimed materials. We're still hoping for grass to grow or we'll install a stone patio of some sort.
It's not everyone's style, but we worked hard and had a great time seeing it transform!
We turned a roadside stump into functional seating for our porch (or a perch for seasonal decor)!
See more details at http://upcycledugly.com/stump-stool-caster-wheels/
We bought this small house in McKinney, Texas with the idea of fixing it up and turning it into a family home. The project has been more challenging and more rewarding than we ever could have imagined.
The Summer after we bought, we tore off all of the damaged vinyl siding to find cypress in fairly good condition. We chose a fun paint color to bring it to life.
In the Fall of 2014, we delved into an extensive restoration/addition project that added a master suite and a new kitchen while gutting and restoring much of the old house. ...