Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

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Showing posts with label upcycle furniture. Show all posts

Upcycled: Gang-tagged dresser refab


I recently moved into a new place and have had a lot of opportunity to upcycle, makeover and refab old furniture. Mostly stuff abandoned in the alley behind my building! Somehow, Chicago provided what I needed when I needed it. And this is the first makeover in a series ... very excited to show you!

Upcycle: Coffee-table Play Kitchen



I wish the images were better ... but I'm sharing in spite of poor quality. Because this is such a sweet version of the DIY play kitchen. Created using a coffee table because the intended little chef is so very very short.  More here.





Repurpose: Less vanity, more art!



I love the colors and the use of chalkboard paint ... there's something particularly cool about turning a thing designed for grown-up vanity into a thing designed for ... kid creativity. Go Mom4Real!








Upcycle: Mod School Charm!


I'm really fond of old school desks ... maybe it's all those stories I was told by my mom/aunts etc about "naughty" boys dipping girl's braids into ink wells and things. And my high school still used old wooden flip-top desks (with aforementioned inkwells still in place and long-ago student names carved into the wood).

Apparently Ashley over at A to Being Creations feels the same way about these desks and thrifted this one (antique chair included) for $15!  But when, after spending hours stripping the desk itself, she found lead in the top panel, she did this. A plexiglass top and eye-popping green paint. I LOVE IT. I want one now. Go get the details...