This is the story of the shelf that was left behind. It is one of those things I inherited from my son when he left. The shelf had been placed right above his computer desk. Although it is a nice size and very useful, I felt that the dark color was way too heavy for the look I was after.
So being a good up-cycler I was going to change it to reflect me! I was going to change the look of the shelf with...
Did I paint it, like you all think I did?
No, I used book pages!
This month I have been feverishly working on the girl's bedroom. In fact, I've added all the projects from this room at the bottom, so you can see them all together. I'm trying to put the finishing touches and also refresh some of the furniture I bought up from - yes - the basement.
This tired looking night stand had once belonged to my dad but lately it had just been taking up space. I thought it would make a nice addition to the girl's room. After all we can always use extra storage space! But first it needed to be repaired and revived!
This project has been in the works for months. I believe I started on it in October of last year. And what I thought would be an easy job quickly spiraled into a disaster. But we shall take it from the top. This is the story of a mid-century modern china cabinet that has been in my family since the 1960's. I know because I was there.
I had to give this china cabinet a makeover not because I wanted to but because I had to! Read on!
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!
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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