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 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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House Tour: Emma’s Upcycled Cottage

Peeking into people’s homes is something many of you share a love of! It is such fun to get ideas and admire what other people are doing – even if it is not totally your style. The thing is we all have our own personal style, and in particular when you use unique items. Emma’s…

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How To Make Teacup Succulent Gardens

how to make teacup succulents - a very easy DIY project to do at home with vintage teacups and succulent cuttings

There is nothing as perfect as a match between a teacup and a succulent! Two of my favourite things! And there are so many teacups available in op shops and thrift stores, as well as being able to strike succulents from cuttings, making it an easy DIY job with a big impact. I have used…

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