Everyday Upcycling

Every now and again I see a new possibility in something I’ve had tucked away in a cupboard or store room for years and it is always very rewarding when it turns into something else. We all have little drab things around the house that could be transformed into something spectacular, usually with very little effort. Here are 3 very quick little upcycling projects.

1. This very dull and boring – but quite essential – mouse pad became a very cool little statement piece with a bit of fabric from our good friends at ArtVraat.

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2. An old and very worn shutter was transformed into a recipe board with a lick of paint and some cute washing pegs.


3. A dusty pink ceramic lamp base blends beautifully with its new surroundings after a bit a paint and some new fabric on the old shade gave it a new lease on life.


What everyday items do you have at home that can do with a bit of magic? Don’t ever underestimate what a change of colour or intended purpose can do.

For more wonderful upcycling ideas, get your own copy of our e-book, The DIY & Styling Issue.

Happy playing!

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