Today I’m sharing 9 repurposed and upcycled project ideas that you are going to love. My friend Rachel over at The Ponds Farmhouse is hosting our little round up and you will not be disappointed. These projects will have you reevaluating everything from thrift store items, to outdated furniture and even salvaged pieces.
Repurposed And Upcycled Project Ideas
Do you like repurposing and upcycling projects? Me too and guess what?! You’re in for a real treat today, because I’m teaming up with eight of my blogging friends sharing our favorite repurposing and upcycling posts. This is a wonderful way to get to know bloggers you may not have met before.
I can’t think of a better way to personalize my home, than creating one of kind project makeovers. How about you? Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination, or you can take advantage of this fun round up of repurposed and upcycled posts for inspiration.
by Michelle of Thistle Key Lane
If you like to paint, and you’re looking for a simple project that you can easily complete in an afternoon, I’ve got one for you. Painting vases with craft paint is a beginner level project. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry, which actually takes no time at all LOL!
You will be surprised to see the before photo of these two vases, because they couldn’t be more different. Click on my post Easy Thrift Store Vase Makeover With Paint for an easy step by step tutorial.
Keep reading for more repurposed and upcycled project ideas…
by Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse
Rachel’s DIY faux apothecary cabinet creation in her greenhouse is an excellent example of repurposing and upcycling. This is a stunning transform from an Ikea cabinet, into what looks like two expensive vintage pieces with storage to boot.
Rachel shares a complete and detailed tutorial on the project that will have you rethinking what kind of furniture you can repurpose. Click on DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet or Card File Chest to read her post.
by Jenn of Down Shiloh Road
If you love the farmhouse or country cottage look, then take a peek at Jenn’s DIY farmhouse kitchen sink remodel. You won’t believe the before and after photos of her kitchen.
Jenn takes you through the thought process of replacing a kitchen sink, which includes building a sink surround featuring farmhouse posts. I love the beautiful architectural detail the posts adds to the cabinets. To get all the details click on, DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Remodel.
by Niky of The House On Silverado
If you can’t find the right kind of sign that you’re looking for, just buy one and give it a makeover. That’s what Niky did with her fresh flower market sign, and look how pretty it looks in her kitchen vignette.
Niky tells you what to look for in a sign with tips on sanding, painting, and making stencils, that will save you time and money. Click on DIY Thrift Store Sign Makeover for the tutorial.
by Lora of Create And Ponder
Lora takes a homemade printer’s drawer, adds a super cool clock, then turns it into a piece of art with found items. How fun is that! Lora loves vintage pieces with a good story or history just like me.
Of course that endearing story starts over with each new owner. Read the romantic story Lora invented for this printers drawer in her post, Repurposed Printer’s Drawer Junk Display.
by Wendy of WM Design House
Talk about imagination! Just look how Wendy is using wire garden baskets and lights over her outdoor dining table. I love these rustic chandeliers and the romantic vibe they spark.
Wendy is sharing her easy to follow steps on how to recreate these lights and how to add ambiance to your outdoor entertaining area. Click on Repurposed Garden Baskets Make Beautiful Outdoor Hanging Lights for all the details.
by Cindy of Reinvented Delaware
If you’re ever wondering what you can do with old shutters, Cindy has lots of ideas, including a wall sconce light. How cute would these look on each side of your sofa or next to your bed?
Cindy shares a step by step process on how to make one in less than a day! Click on Cindy’s post, What To Do With Old Shutters, for the tutorial.
by Michele of Vintage Home Design
Giving new live to old furniture pieces is one of the reasons why I love repurposing and upcycling so much. Michele will show you how she works her magic with paint and fabric to restore this vintage family piece. She even reuses the original tacks, which in my opinion is such a pretty detail.
This is the kind of project that is motivating me to go thrifting. Stop by for Michele’s step by step process by clicking on the post, Vintage Stool Makeover.
by Regina of Saved by Salvage
Regina shows us how to convert a sewing machine cabinet into a smart looking bar cart. It now features a galvanized tub for easy serving, and it also includes a new shelf for pretty storage. I love this dreamy blue color too!
I can’t imagine a better way to hold on to a sentimental piece of furniture, than upcycling it into something to enjoy every day. Read all about it by clicking on Regina’s post, Beautiful Bar Car Upcycle.
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I hope you will enjoy visiting all these bloggers and reading their posts. Of course this is only a sampling of what these talented ladies have to offer, so you’ll want to pop back in to see what they are up to.
Thank you joining me today for repurposing and upcycling project ideas.
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