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Saturday, 26 January 2013

TOP 10 UPCYCLE PROJECTS

Hello peeps!! Here is my favorite Top 10 post to date. I absolutely love the idea of taking something useless or "at the end of its life" and bringing it back to SHINE. I've done this myself in some posts from last year, like my Ugly dresser redo and a few more. Check out my Furniture section down the left hand side search terms. This Top 10 List is of some absolutely beautiful projects that you need to have in your life! So, without any further delay, here is this month's Top 10:


1. UPCYCLED FURNITURE:

Ashley @ Edge Designs has a sweet tutorial for an armoire turned in to a beautiful addition to a newborns room. I'm not going to spoil it, you have to go over and check it out.



Mak and Jill @ Makandjill took old chairs and turned them into a beautiful outdoor bench. As well as some other gorgeous projects.



Dana @ Happy Day Vintage posted about an absolutely defunct entertainment center which I'm sure you've all seen (or maybe even had???) over the years. Don't turn your back on it! You can turn it in to awesomeness.


Solana @ Solo Thais has taken a dresser and turned it in to a perfect addition to the kitchen.



2. UPCYCLE ART

Camilla @ Family Chic has a simple but yet totally adorable tutorial for a wire hanger and yarn! Perfect for Valentine's Day, no??



3. UPCYCLE JARS

Chez Beeper Bebe has breathed new life into the jars in my house with this upcycle. No need to use mason jars. Why not use old sauce jars? I LOVE this one.



4. UPCYCLE BOOKS

Cathy @ Trinkets In Bloom has done the near impossible! Turning an old book cover into a designer knock-off! Check out this tutorial.



5. UPCYCLE BAG

Wayward Girls Crafts has claimed "Top Spot" in my Things Im Gonna Do Pinterest Board. Hubby bought me a camera for Christmas and I have yet to find a camera bag that is cute enough. Now, I can just make one myself!!



6. UPCYCLE SHIRT

The Art Zoo took a men's shirt and turned it into an on-trend tech accessory. A little sewing is all it takes.
Better than spending cash on a boring old store bought one..



7.  UPCYCLE WINE BOTTLES

BrightNest has a collection of great upcycle projects for wine bottles. I don't know about you, but my house is coming down with wine bottles after Christmas. This is a great alternative to throwing them out.



8. UPCYCLE SWEATERS

Going a Little Coastal took an old cashmere sweater and gave it a second chance. Take a good look at those old sweater peeps, there are a tonne of possibilities in there!!



9. UPCYCLE JEWELLERY BOXES

We're back with Happy Day Vintage for a post on upcycled jewellery boxes. I have one that I actually hide away 'cause it doesn't fit the decor. Now, I can bring it out and make it my own.



10. UPCYCLE STORAGE

Cheryl @ Nefotlak has taken some jars and a coat rack and made something wonderful and functional. Okay I know this maybe cheating as its jars too but I think her storage-type use for them  is different, don't you??




Try upcycling something soon!!









34 comments:

  1. Just came over from "Sew Many Ways". Love this post on upcycling. Some really great ideas. Thanks.

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  2. What a neat post, such great projects. That armoire is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  3. These are all such great ideas, buy I especially love that sweater pillow!

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  4. I am running over to see the wine bottles. Great finds here. :-)

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  5. Stopping by from the Super Sunday Link Up. Now following along. I would love for you to stop by my blog and do likewise:)
    Angela
    http://angelabrabon.blogspot.com/

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  6. love all these ideas and always a good upcycle. thanks for sharing!

    stopping in from flamingo toes

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  7. I saw your link at i should be mopping the floor...I just love these before and afters! Paint makes such a huge difference!!

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  8. These projects are fantastic! I just found your lovely blog through the link party...I am your newest follower! Looking forward to seeing more!!!

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  9. ok i love it! stopping by from i should be mopping the floor! Would love a visit http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2012/08/my-homemade-veggie-soup-recipe.html

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  10. What great projects...love 'em all.
    xo bj

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  11. What a great roundup! I especially love that shirt into a tech pocket, how fun! Stopping by from The Well Crafted Home!

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  12. Thanks for featuring my camera bag!

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  13. Hey Helen, LOVE those up cycle jar project ideas. I pinned the blue wall rack with them hanging as organizers:) I just gotta remember to save those sauce jars:)

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  14. Just swinging by from the Ginger Snap Link Party! Nice round up...especially dear to me as my blog is UpcycledStuff.blogspot.com :)

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  15. People are so creative. Thanks for posting the links to all of the sites. I can't wait to visit a few! Hope you are well :)

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  16. One of our bloggers upcycled some craigslist finds in to a play kitchen for her kids. We'd love for you to check it out!

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/01/upcycled-play-kitchen.html

    New follower, found you on 'A Glimpse Inside'

    Karla @ Huckleberry Love

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  17. awesome ideas love the entertainment center one the best wow never thought of it like that
    thanks for sharing come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  18. Great ideas! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  19. Definitely too many cute projects to take in at one time. Gotta come back and check them each out!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  20. beautiful ideas
    love
    maria
    mscreations27/blogspot.com

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  21. What a great collection of projects. I particularly like the cushion made from an old sweater.

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  22. wonderful inspirations for upcycling. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

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  23. Great inspirations -- off to check out that camera bag! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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  24. A fabulous wealth of ideas! That purse is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. You have great ideas!!

    We are hosting a link party that goes live tonight! We would like to invite you to link up and share this with our readers.

    Thanks!!

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  28. Love the up-cycled wine bottles. We tend to have a plethora of those in my house :)

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  31. such a great post; sometimes you just need a little inspiration (and a kick up the bum!) to take on an upcycle project! We have an old wardrobe borrowed the day we moved in and it just doesn't have any charm so am desperate to give it a little love! Great ideas and lovely blog!

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