Vancouver is taking upcycling to the main stage with the Ultimate Upcycling Challenge at this year’s Home + Design Show. Five of British Columbia’s top design and decor bloggers have been challenged to upcycle an item from Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.
We’ve seen a lot of pallet upcycles in our day, and this one is definitely a new and original. Spanish upcycler Carlos makes awesome pallet room dividers from giant letters.
Are you looking to add some funky flair to your home? Well it turns out gumball machines make for the coolest fish tanks. Dust off that old candy dispenser and create this retro funky gumball fish tank.
Glass bottles can be upcycled into so many things. We think glass bottle lighting is especially beautiful. Here we look at 2 glass bottle upcycle ideas: chandeliers and garden lanterns.
We’ve been saving our beer caps at UT headquarters for some time now, looking for the right upcycle to use them for. These beer cap candles might just be that. They are wicked. They’d look great scattered around a table and will add an extra dose of awesome to any gathering.
We love upcycled furniture and this upcycled nightstand is extraordinary! Once an old bathroom cabinet, it is reborn as a exceptionally beautiful nightstand with the addition of a laminated wood top, wood shop scraps and pallet-wood for feet.
We love Halloween and are officially planning for it. To kick off October we present two awesome ideas for upcycled Halloween decorations. Rather than spending a bundle on Halloween decorations why not give upcycled Halloween decorations a go? These ghostly decorations are easy to make and look great!
Vintage earth globes make for some of the most creative upcycles. Among the most effective of these is the the globe pendant light. Globe pendant lights are quick and easy to make. Essentially you just need a globe and a pendant light.
Ever since we posted the upcycled cassettes turned pencil holder we’ve been been hankering to make one for ourselves. Simple yet effective, our desks were calling out for a little mix tape loving. Thankfully cassette tapes are readily available at flea markets and we were able to buy ourselves a whole box for next to nothing.
What do you do with your plastic bottle caps? Do you recycle them or try to repurpose them in some way? What could this tiny keeper of bubbles possibly be upcyled into? In our first post to feature plastic bottle caps we think that Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has found not only the perfect solution, but also an aesthetically pleasing one.