A few weeks ago my daughter's friend gave me a gift. It was a bag full of plastic bottles that were for tea. She knows what a recycler and repurposer I am and she was sweet enough to collect a bunch of them and bring them over. A girl after my own repurposing heart!
I had them hidden away with a vague idea that I'd do some sort of spring project with them. Little did I know what a mess that would turn out to be.
Today I am advising you on how to not decoupage plastic bottles with napkins.
Happy almost Spring!! It is about time that things have warmed up a bit. It's my favorite time of the month again, the Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge. Each month five friends get together and share different topics from their corner of the world. In the past we have talked about Valentine's Day, and of course our special Gift Swap.
This month we're all about Spring. Or in Michelle's case since she's in the southern hemisphere, fall. It may still be raining but the flowers are blooming and that was my inspiration for this month's spring craft of repurposed cordial glasses and saucers into a pedestal.
By the time you read this I will be safely in my home in Greece. Yes I have left my sweet sons to go back home. But that does not mean that I did not wreak havoc behind me. I made sure to repurpose and upcycle a whole bunch of things.
But my biggest job was the dining room bookcases upcycled with chalky paint and gift wrapping paper. This was the mess in the dining room of my son's apartment. And it could only have gotten better after I got my chalk paint on it.
This dictionary stand has been in my house for at least the last six years. I don't know how it got here, but my son seems to have a certain attachment to it. Which is not a bad thing. The bad thing is that this cherry red piece sticks out like a sore thumb in my otherwise black, beige, and blue apartment.
Yes, most of the furniture is either black or a dark brown. No cherry in sight here. It was time to upcycle the dictionary Stand with chalk paint.
Last week I showed you how I upcycled my Christmas tree ornaments. Because you know I am frugal like that. Today I am going to show you how to repurpose your decor for a unique Christmas look, just like I have done with my living room.
The big elephant in my living room is the wall unit that takes up the whole wall in one end of the room. It is big and tall and has lots of room for decorating. And I always try to please it by filling it up! The smartest thing I ever did was to flip all of my books around and so now I have a neutral canvas to add all the decorations I want.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
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