Every fall I find myself go through every closet / kids room / and drawer in the house. I subconsciously do it as soon as the leaves start falling. With each load to the resale shop and recycling bin I feel better lighter almost. As if weight has been lifted. My organizational skills are in […]
Bed recycled to a bench #upcycled #bed #bench
Old bed made into a bench
Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]
One thing I have always envied other makers for is the ability to successfully put together floral decor. Here are 3 cheap ways to make centerpieces.
Special Finishes – rusty teal
Although we get asked to restore a lot of antiques and vintage furniture, we do get a little giddy about some projects in particular. This China cabinet was one of them, with it’s curved glass sides and quarter sawn oak frame. Over the years, this old girl seemed to have lost her luster… […]
Flipping dated furniture rustic industrial!
We have done Junking Play Lists before, but this one is not like the others. We are featuring Julie Amici, a small town artist with roots in our good ole dairyland. While we are revamping and upcycling we enjoy listing to some good tunes (usually not the new stuff). Listing to music like Julie’s is […]
What does an old trunk, drawer, table legs and desk top have in common? Check this out!!
Not quite sure what is was used for but it already had the charm of a faux fireplace it just needed some tweaking.
Hello friends and followers. Here I am again with my insight on wax. I keep seeing a huge movement towards using wax as a top coat. My guess is because some paint manufactures say you don’t need to top coat their paint. So waxing has become the alternative to achieve a sheen, or desired look. […]
Yesterday is was 50 degrees here in Wisconsin! Wow January 11th and that warm is completely unheard of. With the warm weather it made me think of garage sales and flea markets oh boy I cannot wait to start looking at all the glorious junk. I love seeing what I can find and make new […]