As I've mentioned before we are downsizing from a large apartment to a smaller one which is located right below the one we are in now. Today I'll be sharing the balcony with you. The one that I've been working on these past few weeks and how I've decorated it frugally with repurposed treasures. Because that is what they become with a little care.
With this small tour of this balcony you'll be able see just how everything comes together and how everything gets used over and over again, in one form or another.
Sometimes you are so excited to get started on a project. In your mind you have it all planned out and you imagine these perfect results. But in reality it doesn't always work out the way you want it. Hence the title of this project. Because there is definitely a wrong way to upcycle vintage copper post, and I am going to show you!
This month I was challenged by my blogger friends to come up with a project using a thrift store find. The only problem is that there are no thrift stores in my town. Nada! Zero! Nothing! At least not any that I know of. And so I asked the ladies if I could find something from my basement which is really the best thrift store around! But you all know that!!
At the end of this project you'll be able to see what my friends did with their thrift store finds. So make sure you go all the way to the end and read my hard earned lessons too!
EDIT: The mystery of the lid was solved. You can read all about it at the end of the post.
Disclosure: I was compensated for doing this post with product. However, all the opinions stated here are my own. I only use products I love and would recommend to my viewers.
Summer is here and the time is right for fixing up our outdoor spaces. You all know where I'm gong with this. Yes, in between melting from the heat wave I've also been working on my balcony.
I have a huge outdoor space that needed to be filled up. So far I've made my super easy pallet couch but I also wanted to add ambiance. Today I'm going to share with you how I upcycled it, added a bit of character and gave new life to a chalkboard stand.
It is my favorite time of the month. Yes it is the International Bloggers Club Challenge. For those of you who are here for the first time, this is a monthly challenge that I participate in with my blogger friends who live all over the world. We meet up each month to compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month we did projects with tin cans and the month before we created outdoor projects.
This month we're doing crafts with household items. In my chase I have chosen jars.
The other day I was wandering around the balcony of the new apartment that we will be downsizing to - which is acutally one floor below the one we currently live in. It felt so huge and empty. We just had a few uncomfortable chairs out there. I really wanted to add some kind of furniture aside from the colorful fence with the dollar store flowers that I was planning to add.
I spotted a bunch of pallets hidden away in a corner of the house and was itching to do something with them. But the hubs was at the farm. Did that stop me? Of course not, with no tools at all I quickly made a super easy pallet couch!
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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