We hope all of our Upcyclers are having an awesome summer! It’s been a busy one for us at Upcycle That. In July we launched the Eco Summer promotion at the WTC More mall in Hong Kong. Summertime is hot and it’s important to stay hydrated. What do you do with your empty plastic bottles? You could recycle them, or you could upcycle them into massive sculptures! For Eco Summer we created 2 giant plastic bottle sculptures: a 6 foot tall tennis racket and a 2 meter wide shoe!
This pallet sofa is awesome. We love the funky look of this upcycled furniture piece. It’s perfect for a summer deck! This pallet sofa was built around the dimensions of a reused futon mattress. Find a plush mattress and make yourself a pallet wood sofa.
These dog sculptures made by Israeli artist Nirit Levav really make us smile. They are life size sculptures of dogs made out of upcycled bicycle chains. Although scrap metal chains are quite a heavy duty material, these dog sculptures are super sweet and look absolutely adorable.
Accent walls are awesome. We really love the warmth and texture that a wooden pallet wall can bring to a space. Pallets are readily available and are the perfect material to use for this project. Learn how to make a pallet wall for your home!
Every now and then we come across a upcycler that simply blows us away. Say hello to Rupert Blanchard of Margate UK. Rupert Blanchard is a designer, maker and collector. He moved to London in 1999 to do a graphic design course at St. Martins and quickly discovered that the streets were paved “not with gold, but with rubbish”. Rupert Blanchard started salvaging finds and upcycling them into gorgeous, industrial-style furniture.
We’re super excited to share our tutorial for teacup candles! This gorgeous DIY project could not be easier. Make a whole batch of teacup candles and have homemade gifts to share with your family and friends.
Let’s talk about woodworking for beginners. A lot of people get scared by woodworking projects because they think they don’t have the skills, or need lots of expensive tools. In reality there are a few basic tools that are perfect for beginners. We’re gonna give you the rundown on our top woodworking tools. We’re also sharing our best tips on how to get these tools for less.
Okay wow. We’re just staring at this Boeing 737 chair. That’s right, this chair was made from the cowling of an actual Boeing 737 engine. The Boeing 737 chair measures 200cm x 200cm x 200cm, which means it’s over 6 and a half feet in every direction. This upcycled chair would literally swallow you whole! Which, in our opinion, is a great quality in a chair.
This giant window chalkboard is just epic! Old windows are perfect for upcycling. This window chalkboard is extra special because it’s a chalkboard calendar! It’s the perfect décor piece for a large blank wall. Read on to find out how to make one.
This scrap wood side table is awesome! If you’re like us, you likely hold on to odds and ends from various projects. This is a great way to use up some of the wood from your scrap pile. We love how all the different stains look together!