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If you were to ask ‘what is upcycling?‘, you might get told that it’s a way to add value to old or past-their-best items. I prefer to think of upcycling as giving old and loved items a makeover so they can take center stage again. Where they belong. Look at the difference some chalk paint made to this upcycled mirror.

Baking Soda and Paint Cement Pots

Baking Soda and Paint Cement Pots

This is a thrift flip I've been wanting to try for a while! I'll show you a cheap way to make glass and ceramics look like stone or cement vases. It's super easy, and you don't need to stop with the paint - you can stamp on them too! Hope you enjoy! Resources below.PS...

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Easy DIY Wreath Makeover

Easy DIY Wreath Makeover

I can't stand a naked door! Porch appeal is something I am passionate about, and the basics begin with a door wreath. Door wreaths are welcoming but they can cost a small fortune. Have no fear, my boujie on a budget idea will speak to your wallet. After you see how...

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Upcycling Desk Glamup – Fauxcation Project:

Upcycling Desk Glamup – Fauxcation Project:

This upcycling desk glamup was just the right project to feed my furniture thrift flip habit. Have you ever had a piece of furniture that was really well-made but maybe is not your current style? Or maybe you have a sentimental attachment to it, but it just doesn’t...

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Antique Dresser Makeover Using Chalk Paint

Antique Dresser Makeover Using Chalk Paint

I have been waiting for a three-day weekend to be able to tackle this dresser upgrade for some time. Labor Day weekend was IT! Despite the 100 degree temperatures, I slugged down gallons of water, secluded myself in the garage with my paint and got to work. Here’s the...

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DIY Milk Glass Wine Bottle Craft

Wine bottle crafts don’t get easier or prettier than this vintage milk glass effect achieved with Valspar Milk Glass spray paint (color: Marine).

Upcycling garage finds to designer status

I bought these funky little doo-dads when we moved into our first house way back in 2000. I set them out on the display shelf above the cabinets in our bathroom and forgot about them. No one ever saw them but us and I probably only dusted them once. I wasn't in love...

The chalk paint beast

My list of chalk painting projects is NOT getting any shorter. It feels as though I always have a piece or three that are “in progress.” It’s my own doing. When we built our house, I convinced myself it was an ideal time to lighten up the office furniture...

Upcycling a mirror with chalk paint

Alternate title: How to horrify your husband. I wish you could have seen "Big Daddy's" (aka, the hubs) face when we were dropping off a load to Goodwill and I returned to the car clutching this fantastic find. "Put it back." "No." "We're here to give things away. Not...
Upcycling old furniture

Upcycling old furniture

When it comes to thrift flipping, it doesn't get more satisfying than upcycling old furniture though perhaps the best time to get into a new project is not around the time of a house move. I had to laugh, our builder came by this morning and he said… "Every time I...

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