If you couldn’t tell from my DIY Bucket List, I happen to love making lists. In the spirit of one of my favourite movies/books of all time, I’m going to start an ongoing series of posts with my “Top 5” whatever. Today, it’s Upcycled Home Decor! All of these feature something that was almost garbage, but with a bit of creativity and some elbow grease, turned into something awesome. No matter how “green” your outlook or how fat your wallet is, I think everyone can appreciate how ingenious some of these are!
So without further ado…
Top 5: Upcycled Home Decor
5) Crates >>> coffee table. All you need is a board to attach them to for the base, and something to put in the hole in the middle. I like how this one doubles as a plant holder, and the storage space it lends makes it super functional for small rooms.
Or you could place the crates vertically for more height. I love the pop of colour and grey wash of this one, too.
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4) Drawers >>> under-bed storage. How cute are these repurposed old drawers from HoneybearLane? I can’t handle it. Way cuter than the plastic ones we picked up from CT. I’ve seen countless cheap dressers at Value Village that this would work on… just paint, attach casters, and put new drawer pulls on!
3) Pallets >>> reading nook. What, you didn’t think I’d make a list like this without mentioning pallets, did you? I love pallets! One of my friends actually forwarded this example of a reading nook for little ones when I made my pallet trunk and I would love to try it one day… maybe when I finally feel ready for babies (I just checked… nope, not yet).
and my number one favourite example of upcycled home decor…..
Are you ready?
1) Wood door >>> headboard. Ohh, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. I even found the perfect door the last time I went to Almonte but sadly we do not have the room right now. Take an old door, add a bit of crown molding, paint it or leave it rough and weathered and voila! This works well either with a vintage, chippy finish like this
…or with a more smooth, modern finish like this.
Also, how cute are those ruffled pillows with the sweet floral pattern? And the shade of grey-blue? And the stretched canvas print above the bed? I want the whole bedroom!
Ok, your turn. I know there’s tons more cool upcycled stuff out there, what’s on your list? Bonus points if you can name the movie I was inspired by!