How to Upcycle a Lampshade with Vintage Sheet Music or Maps

how to upcycle an old lampshade using vintage music sheets, maps and books

Creating something yourself for your home, especially when you bring an old object back to life, is incredibly satisfying. It’s also good for the plane!. Anything you can prevent ending up in landfills through reuse, recycling and reinventing, is a triumph. When it comes to objects in your home that are both useful and beautiful,…

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How To Make An Upcycled BBQ Fire Pit

The weather has definitely turned to winter across most of Australia. It has been very cold and very wet in Adelaide. It makes you think of warm rugs, soaking hot baths and fires! Do you have an outdoor area you would love to warm with a fire pit? They can be brilliant for toasting marshmallows,…

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How To Create a Birdcage Succulent Garden

In 2020, the world is turbulent, overwhelming and hard. It is also connected in real time, allowing you to see, hear and feel, everything that happens out there, in excruicatingly painful detail…There are so many reasons to crawl into a corner and stay away from everything right now. I know I have been finding it…

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How to Upcycle an Old Piano into a Cabinet

how to upcycle and repurpose and old upright piano into a cabinet

Music is such an important part of most people’s lives. It has been very important in mine. I started learning the piano when I was 7 years old. My first piano teacher was called Mrs Sharp, which still makes me giggle today (if you know music, then you will get that joke!). I went on…

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Rescued, Upcycled, Upholstery Art with An.ti.quate

upcycled fabric chair by Antiquate 1

Kerri Hollingsworth from An.ti.quate creates masterpieces with old chairs and fabric remnants. She has recently stepped into the unknown, trialling natural elements within her Upholstery Art. Using barks, vines, native grasses, beautiful gum leaves and dried flowers, she creates exquisite, rescued, upcycled upholstery art pieces, with old chairs. ‘It’s very much an experimental phase, but…

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Free Crochet Pattern: How to Crochet The Audrey Dress

Everyone LOVED the crochet pattern I shared from Leah King, on making a boho tealight lantern cover here – so I am now sharing her sweet crochet Audrey Dress, with the full pattern here, plus link to the pattern on Ravelry. Leah is very very talented, very generous and a lovely woman to boot. So…

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