First I dry brushed it in white paint, then I just added these nice stickers.
(no cost, already had items used)
Another recently acquired preloved item that I have "upcycled" is this grain sack.
Here it is being used to cover an ottoman. No sewing or upholstering here, just tied it on with a piece of jute twine. Can't get much easier, and I'm really liking it.
(bought sack for around $7.00)
You've seen the item below already, but I made this leftover piece of wood into a sign for my entry way by painting it, adding a burlap ribbon rosette, and stenciling a fleur de lis and our address # on it.
(no cost, leftover wood from shelf project)
A favorite upcycle of mine, is this old canning rack filled with painted sauce jars, and filled with flowers for a Spring centerpiece in the sun room.
Do you upcycle items that would otherwise be thrown away? With these pieces, I stuck with a white and aqua color scheme, and am able to used them together or separately. When you are about to throw something away, try to think of ways to use it to decorate your home. It's enjoyable to see what you can come up with, and a great way to decorate on a dime......or less! :)
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
One More Time @ One More Time Events
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tweak It Tuesday @ www.cozylittlehouse.com
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm