If you are looking for a simple and gorgeous spring centerpiece then this milk carton planter is it. This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together.
Running out the door, a few minutes late and you can’t seem to find your keys? #@%! Is this you? Sounds like you may be in the market for an upcycled solution. Enter the door knob key rack, a cool and clever place to store your keys. This project comes together quickly with only a few materials needed. So what are you waiting for? Give those keys a home!
This vertical pallet planter was the first project we did together as Upcycle That. Completed over a year ago, the succulents have had time to settle in. This is a great project. As you will see, pallets and succulents work well together.
This vertical pallet planter can be tackled at an intermediate upcycling level. You have to be prepared to sand, but there is no nailing/sawing/drilling required. Your main weapon of choice will be a staple gun.
There is something so satisfying about upcycled furniture. Between saving a bundle and creating something truly awesome, the process is great. Add to that a legitimately easy to make barstool desk and you’ve got a winning DIY project.
It should come as no surprise that with our passion for old items and repurposed treasures, we are also mad about collectables. Vintage trays, antique keys, He-man and the Masters of the Universe collection, if it’s from an era bygone we are into it. But with this kind of hobby comes a need for display cabinets, and the best kinds of display cabinets are multi-functional. Enter the window coffee table. This clever unit combines our love for collecting with our passion for upcycling, turning an old window into a display coffee table. Brilliant.
We love vintage slides. We’re always picking them up at markets and can be entertained for hours investigating their contents. There is just something so enticing about looking at mysterious photos from years gone by. That’s why we love the idea of rainbow slide curtains. By connecting vintage 35mm slides together, these snapshots into a previous world are preserved as functional art in the form of dramatic window treatments.
Do you have a wire box that looks like this one? Chances are if you’ve ever put a couple of wires in a box and so much as turned around, then you have. What is it about wires that is so innately messy? While we may not have the answer to that, we sure know how to tackle wire box organization using a clever upcycled solution.
In the world of bookends, these mismatched telephone bookends are game changers. Why do we assume that bookends must match exactly? How limiting to imagine that only a matching pair of heavy objects will do. With their mismatched make and funky retro feel, these telephone bookends break the mold. Turns out they are also relatively simple to make.
These gorgeous vintage suitcase shelves come via Ki Nassauer. Ki is the queen of vintage and has made a career out of junk. As the editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine, Ki created these shelves using discarded suitcases. We absolutely love this look and think these suitcase shelves make for an awesome project! Keep reading for the instructions on how to make your own.