I had this old blanket that was sort of velour with a velvety finish. But it was very dark and very boring. I had it hidden away in the closet for many years.
If you are joining me from Ashley's blog Modern Glam I want to welcome you! Recently a few of my blogging friends suggested that we do a blog hop with a cozy theme and I knew that old blanket was the perfect candidate for this post. I really wanted to add a fun element to it. So today I am here to share with you how I easily transformed a blanket with yarn, to give it a bit of fun and fringe!
Stay with us till the end and you will see what the rest of my friends are up to.
I love painting furniture, I think it is one of the fastest ways to change or upcycle an old piece. You can also mask any imperfections using paint. Most of the time I like to use beeswax on my furniture as a sealant. In fact I like it so much I make my own.
Today I am sharing how to make your own beeswax furniture polish. I think I may have shared my recipe with you before but I want to give it its' own special post! Because it is that special!
For about four years now I have been cleaning my wood furniture with a very simple mixture. I'm not even sure where I found this but it has worked wonders for me. I've used it on the showcase table and on the drawer and stool repurposed as a small table.
But I have never really shared it with all of you, not properly. Today I am going to correct that and show you how to easily clean wood with just 2 ingredients. A great way to upcycle items!
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.
In my town we have one little Dollar Store. Actually it's called the Spanish Store. Because there are no dollars here in Greece. But everything sells for one Euro. So I would say it is the equivalent.
This month I was challenged by some blogger friends to come up with a project using dollar store items. Now our Dollar Store is pretty limited so I went there with a closed mind. But believe it or not I was able to come up with some pretty basic items to make an easy colorful fence with dollar store flowers.
At the end of this project you'll be able to see what my friends did with their dollar store finds.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle 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 and New York.
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