Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

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Showing posts with label upcycled decor. Show all posts

Reloved: August issue now in the US!



I hear from a reliable source that the August issue of Reloved is finally on shelves in the US! Pick it up at Barnes and Noble (not sure if it's stocked anywhere else). 

And if you want the tutorials for all the projects mentioned/featured in my feature ("The "ReFab House") click here





Upcycle: Emma Whyte's upcycled cottage



I'm often very inspired by online home tours, but until I saw Emma Whyte's upcycled cottage (Isle of Skye), I never wanted to just copy something wholesale. Or just move in!

Reloved Mag Feature: The ReFab House


My home is featured in the August issue of Reloved Magazine. Just typing that sentence makes me a little giddy. Why? So many reasons. Because upcycling is something now deemed worthy of print. Because I really LOVE this magazine. Because the little girl in me who always wanted to be a journalist, just got something published in a magazine. Thank you to my amazing friend Julia Brenner for shooting EVERY picture you see across the 4-page spread. Also mentioned in the piece are artists Meg Peterson and Heidi Shedlock, both of whom inspire me and have gifted work to me that makes my life better. 

Ok ... if you're actually here via Reloved, hello and welcome! Scroll down for links to all the upcycling projects mentioned and/or pictured in the feature:

In case you're wondering, my dress is from my favorite consignment store (Crossroads Trading Co) and my earrings are South African 1c coins lovingly upcycled into hearts by The House of Kallie.

Books:

1. Book planter / vase

2. Hardcover "bud vase" 

3. Book clocks

4. Folded book art

Behind the scenes ... Julia Brenner at work :)

Furniture/Decor:

1. Bamboo desk (mod podge refab)

2. Hollywood regency chairs

3. Metal plant stand to bookshelf

4. Vintage wood art hangers

5. Drawer-front shelf and salvaged mirror



Vintage sheets repurposed:

1. Shower curtain

2. Thrifty kid bedding

Organization:

1. Kitchen organizer

2. Pallet organizer





Repurpose: Book-loving DIY'ers decorate ...


Repurposing books for home-decor purposes is a niche obsession of mine. In case you hadn't noticed. And my obsession is enabled by a few of my friends who share it. And regularly run with it! One of those friends is Terri, whose projects (and word-themed wedding!) have found their way onto my blog a couple of times now. But guess what? I can now show you her entire home, thanks to Julia Brenner at Apartment Therapy!  Julia published Terri and Adam's home tour on Friday ... and it's awesome. My add on from the tour: links to tutorials to make some of the book-upcycles you see.