Category Archives: Upcycling

Teal Backed Bookcase

I inherited this gorgeous cedar bookcase from my grandparents when I first moved out of home. The backboard is not, however cedar. It is Masonite, and was almost certainly nailed onto the bookcase just to make it more functional well … Continue reading

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Agate Slice Tealights

Ever since this image of agate slice night lights from Anthropologie appeared in my Pinterest feed: I have been slightly obsessed. I knew I couldn’t afford to buy them, but I wondered if I could make similar tea light holders? … Continue reading

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More boho decoupage tins

After the success of my paisley decoupaged tea tins (which you can find here), when I found more gorgeous Indian wrapping paper from Ishka and they had a 50% off everything sale, I figured it was fate! So I headed to the op … Continue reading

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Thread Wrapped Bracelets 

I don’t do a lot of embroidery, but when I found a massive bag of embroidery threads for $4 at the op shop, I wasn’t going to leave them there! Some months ago I bought some small 12cm embroidery hoops … Continue reading

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Rose Decoupage Box

When I came across these books on roses in the op shop, I thought the pictures could be good for decoupage. So I cut some some pictures out to decoupage a box for some of my knowledge cards. If there’s … Continue reading

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Decoupage Wall Planters

With four cats in the house, three of whom are indoors only, houseplants can take a real battering. So I try to put my plants out of reach of paws and teeth, not an easy feat with such agile kitties! … Continue reading

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Moroccan Inspired Plate

I love Moroccan tiles and patterns so when I was wondering what sort of design to draw on the edge of some white plates I picked up for a few dollars in the bargain bin at spotlight, I started toying … Continue reading

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