Category: Use That

Rupert Blanchard

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. 

Rupert Blanchard | Upcycle That

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Woodworking for Beginners

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.

Woodworking for Beginners Tips & Tools | Upcycle That

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All Things Coffee

This upcycled Kickstarter is all things coffee and all things awesome! If you love coffee then you will love this idea. Brandon and Hannah Weidman are Americans living in Masatepe, Nicaragua. Two years ago they started a small coffee shop there. In the process, they discovered a hidden gem for upcycling, coffee sacks.

All Things Coffee

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Upcycled Pop Up Shop

This upcycled pop up shop is a super sweet idea. It was built for a chocolate and beer company who needed a mobile shop. Using reclaimed wood, salvaged metal and an old tricycle, a mobile pop up shop was created. This upcycled pop up shop can be configured 4 ways for different functions and requirements. Is upcycling the future of brick-and-mortar retail shops? We think it could be.

Upcycled Pop Up Shop

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Bottle Cap Portraits

When you look at bottle caps what do you see? Mike Valle sees the potential for art. We think his bottle cap portraits are awesome! His upcycling takes a material that most people consider trash, and transforms it into a colourful art medium.

bottle cap portraits

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DIY Bathroom Cabinet

This old window turned DIY bathroom cabinet is just brilliant! Who wouldn’t want more storage space in their bathroom? Of course, the fact that this window cabinet is lovely doesn’t hurt either! If you’re handy with a saw, this DIY bathroom cabinet is pretty easy to make. Read on to find out how.

DIY bathroom cabinet

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Mason Jar Decorations

Do you love the look of those gorgeous, vintage blue mason jars? So do we. It turns out it’s pretty easy to create mason jar decorations with some upcycled glass jars. Spaghetti sauce, pickles, jam and honey are just some of things that come in awesome glass jars. Of course we can’t bear to part with a good glass jar. Enter the need for lots of cool mason jar crafts. As if we needed an excuse to craft…

Mason Jar Decorations

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