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Easy Ikea Kids Furniture Facelift Using Contact Paper

When we moved recently my husband gave me a budget for new furniture for our new home, but forget to include a budget for my daughters playroom which I wasn’t so happy about – but understood and was up for the challenge!   I found some great pieces like a train table and art easel at our […]

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DIY Under 5 – Christmas Tree Decor -from- Vintage Record Covers

I have a small business called Vintage Vinyl Journals where I make journals out of old albums and album covers and I have a ton of album covers leftover that aren’t using in journal making.  And since I love to upcycle, so using album record covers in craft projects is both eco-friendly and fun.  Check out these decor balls made out […]

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Master Bedroom Upcycle Challenge Room Reveal

We wrapped up the Upcycle Challenge with Restore Montco and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County on Tuesday evening with a V.I.P. open house which included wine and hot d’oeuvres.  There was a wonderful turnout for both of the house tours and on Tuesday evening my Mom and I walked away taking first place in the […]

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Con’t… Upcycling Old Artwork with Homemade Gesso

Earlier this week I shared with you my homemade gesso recipe and one of two projects we completed for the Upcycle Challenge room.  Today I want to share the second project!  I received a ton of kind words about this artwork and that it reminded guests of something you’d see in Anthropologie.  Wow, what a […]

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Upcycling Old Artwork with Homemade Gesso

We didn’t come across any artwork at the thrift store that would go well in our Upcycle Challenge room that was ready to go, so we decided to update two sets of artwork using homemade gesso and paint, and we love the way both projects turned out.  Today we’ll feature our updated baby prints.  Here’s […]

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DIY Old T-Shirt Rag Rug

For our Upcycle Challenge room we wanted to use as many vintage and thrifted items that we could and knew that finding a thrifted rug (or rugs) for the space might be bit of a challenge, mainly because they are usually well-worn and way past a second life after they have been thrifted, so we went […]

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“The Greatest Show on Earth” Cup Redo

Honestly, how many people would look twice at picking up this souvenir cup if they saw it in a thrift store?  Cheap plastic, bright and tacky colors… unless you were a horse lover maybe?  If you look beyond this you see some amazing details of the horses mane, tassels, eyelashes, and harness. We recently picked […]

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DIY Shredded Paper Bowl

Almost everyone has a shredder these days, you can never be to safe in discarding important and sensitive documents around the home and in the workplace.  We were about to throw this heap of shredded paper into the recycling bin the day after getting notified we were chosen for the Upcycle Challenge, and a thought […]

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