Category Archives: Upcycled Projects

Botanical Wall Lights

I have in my living room two of the ugliest wall lights I have ever come across. At this point I haven’t found the right replacements at the right price, although I’m sure to come across something nicer one day! … Continue reading

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A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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Another Lampshade Gets a Makeover 

A while back I updated the lampshade in my studio with acrylic ink. I was going for an Under the Sea theme. It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but I stuck with it. Well I decided it was … Continue reading

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La Maison Boheme

I’ve had this pice of timber for a while now, just waiting for me to decide what to do with it. I finally decided to create a sign to hang on the wall, to read “La Maison Boheme” which in … Continue reading

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Decoupage Boho Pencil Tins

I always need jars and tins and pots to put my art materials in, and I keep tins to decorate for this purpose. Using up some more colouring in pages seemed like a great way to make some bright, colourful … Continue reading

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Upcycling a Lamp

I purchased this cute brass lamp base at the op shop a few weeks ago…. It needed a good polish, and a new shade. On my most recent op shopping expedition I bought this shade for a measly $2. All … Continue reading

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