Updated: Apr 29, 2020
You often hear, "think outside the box." Well diehard upcyclers are thinking about what they can do WITH the box. Ha, ha! We are a breed of people that look at something and think, "I can do something with that." At first your friends think you are weird, but then they start texting you pics of things saying "Hey, I found this, is it something you can use?"
I thought I would share some of my upcycled junk projects with you. Each one has its own post so if you would like to see a project from start to finish just click on the highlighted (blue) links.
I found this fan cover at the Shipshewana auction barn. No fan, just the cover. I made it into a clock.
I found this old cutting board at a church rummage sale several years ago. Now it hangs in my dining room.
I picket up tennis racket brackets here and there at yard sales. I thought they would make interesting picture frames.
This sewing machine was in pieces when I found it at a yard sale. It wasn't complete so I used different parts for a variety of projects including this coffee table.
I was helping my best friend with her daughter's graduation party. I came across four picture frames I thought would be perfect to make directional easels.
I purchased this picnic basket tray insert at an auction. The picnic basket was long gone. Now it is a serving tray.
I love old architectural salvage pieces. They can be used in so many ways.
Last year I started repurposing vintage plates. They can be used in a variety of ways.
I bought two door panels at an auction. They were the perfect size to repurpose into coat racks.
Old pie pans are plentiful at garage sales, thrift stores and auctions. They can be transformed into cute farmhouse decor.
"Junk" can be transformed into beautiful decor. I like to do what I can to keep things out of the landfill. Just a little imagination can go a long way, so next time you see a pile of junk on the side of the road, you won't get any judgement from me if you stop and dig through it!
Below is an image to pin to Pinterest if you would like to save these ideas!