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28 September, 2013

10+ Fun Ways to Upcycle

I am loving having a chance to check out all of your wonderful links at The Scoop! You all are so creative! If you hurry, you can still join us for this week’s edition by clicking here. And what did I find that  inspired me this week? Some really fun examples of upcycling! What’s that? Here you go…

upcycle…to reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. 

Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean!

e43abe3903284948c16d4b7eaa2c45b6Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer combined old fence pickets and a thrift store frame to create this beautiful tray!

5f6973bc6faa757000217508c1a238ae A yardsale sweater and a dollar store vase are all that you need to make this fun fall vase from Posed Perfection!

dbbe3604a6a5eb40329414fd14a0ae58An old door got a new life with the addiction of a little table, a shelf and some crown molding from Gail’s Decorative Touch!

6ee8ab2da7d98fc1b7c210f5c3e7eed5I love this one! Flatrock Cabin turned a $6.00 pair of Walmart sneakers into a cute pair of saddle shoes with just a fabric marker! That brings back some memories!

10b5b1a2e2488ea8030dbd9fa9b870bf Don’t you love this? Home Made Modern gives us a detailed tutorial for creating this cute art work from a pallet!

8987276e89864fee0d6111bab8a425cdGotta love this clever way to create a pumpkin from a flower pot and a saucer! Shaken Together shows us how!

5c8e4f0f992c12ae7e5892c33736731b Flower Patch Farmhouse shares her potting bench all decorated for fall. How fun is that? And as its base…cedar fence pickets!

e94a35e3b20745c4c8e2d2bd5c44544fWow! I am amazed by these fabulous planter boxes created from salvaged wood by Glass Slipper Restorations! And do you see the trellis? That’s actually a rusty old iron gate! Can’t wait to see it full of plants!

IMG_9020 How clever is this! Tattered Tiqiues made this fall wreath from the lid of a vintage bushel basket! Love it!

before and after painted boxThis before and after photo says it all…a Vintage Green picked up an old plywood box at a garage sale and gave it a vintage grain sack look! Head over to see how she did it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Monogrammed Board 5_thumb[5]And I have to get in on the act and share my favorite upcycling project… my Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed serving board made from a thrift store cutting board and some baseboard corner posts. You can see how I did it for practically nothing by clicking here.

 Don't forget...there’s still time to link up if you haven’t yet and lots more to see as well, so head on over to The Scoop to check out more wonderfully creative links and share yours! I am also featuring some of your links on my new Pinterest board Shared at The Scoop Linky Party and I have shared them on my blog's Facebook page. Be sure to come back Monday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time to join me for The Scoop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the great upcycling inspiration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Great ideas - they are all so talented. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful fall projects.

  2. Great ideas for upcycling...Love all the projects.

  3. Oh my thanks so much for featuring my pallet art!!

  4. I love the idea of upcycling, There are some great looking projects here. Thank you so much for hosting the scoop. I am planning on an upcycle project of my own that I would like to share. Keep in mind that I am a newbie and have no idea on how to grab a button. I would appreciate if you would explain to me how to grab the button and how I could link up.

  5. Debbie, thanks again for featuring us! Lots of great ideas here. I just loooove that old plywood box painted. So very cute. Your blog is always filled with such great inspiration! Happy Fall to you!

  6. Debbie, once again you have pulled together some fabulous features. The Scoop is always filled with inspiration and clever ideas.

  7. Thanks Debbie! What a nice surprise to be one of your features this week! Happy Fall, Gail

  8. Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for featuring our Planter Boxes upcycled from Salvaged wood which was on it's way to the dump! We are busy getting it planted, hope you will check by to see the garden in full bloom! Thanks for hosting at The Scoop! Have a great week!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie