Upcycling Posts

How to Make an Upcycled Tie Ottoman

how to make an upcycled tie ottoman

Making something out of an item that had a totally different purpose originally is not only great for the planet, but very satisfying! Making things with your hands creates a unique home, one that has your stamp, and it allows you to get into a creative flow that is good for your mental health. There…

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7 Secrets of Successful Recyclers

how to recycle properly at your place

Do you get confused by what you can and can’t recycle? A report from Planet Ark, titled “The Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers” addresses the four materials that most confuse people and the common mistakes made. Surprisingly, 50% of people surveyed got at least one item wrong when asked if it is recyclable. For example,…

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Upholstery Art with Antiquate

upholstered chair using recycled fabrics

Kerri Hollingsworth from Antiquate, is not only a furniture restorer, but an incredible artist. Based in Taggerty, Central Victoria, she upholsters furniture with a difference. The materials she uses vary from job to job, but she tries to steer clear of synthetic materials. For example, some upholstered chairs need foam cushions as that is the way they…

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Recycled Picture Frames & Homewares

Mulbury manufacture furniture, homewares and picture frames using recycled Australian hardwood timber, mainly Victorian Ash. So far they have saved over 20,000 lineal meters of Australian hardwood from going to waste. Joining our Sustainable Home Hub, the team at Mulbury only use recycled Australian hardwood timbers that would otherwise go to waste and landfill. “We hand…

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Our Big Upcycled Office Renovation

This post is brought to you in partnership with Monsta We are on the home stretch of our inside home renovations and we are feeling the pinch! We have recently completed the office, and have Maxwell’s room to go. We will then take a break before finishing later in the year with the kitchen, bathroom…

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