Category Archives: Upcycling

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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$4 Occasional Table Makeover 

When I saw this ruined little table in my local op shop for $4 I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it, but I knew I couldn’t leave it behind! It had what looked like pink nail polish all … Continue reading

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African Inspiration 

I keep seeing images of African baskets on walls, such as these: Source:West Elm Source: Decoist And these Source: Maria Killam I was really wanting to do a basket wall display just like this in my entry hall. I had a couple … Continue reading

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Faux Shell Chandelier 

I have always loved those beachy Capiz shell chandeliers, but haven’t been lucky enough to come across one at a good price. In fact, they can run into the thousands!!!!! As this post on the blog More Ways to Waste Time shows: … Continue reading

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Paisley Bowl in Blue and White

To continue my current love affair with Paisley and combine it with my life long love of blue and white ceramics I went and purchased this blue ceramic paint pen:  And dug this white bowl out of a box in … Continue reading

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