Is your home in need of an update? Instead of shelling out a fortune on brand new furniture and interior décor, breathe a new lease of life into your existing items through upcycling. Upcycling is not only a sustainable and cost-effective option; it also gives you the chance to use your imagination and create something truly unique and special that can’t be found anywhere else.
We travelled to the web of DIY and crafty blogs and found five easy upcycling projects you can do to create a prized piece for your home. And all you’ll need is the basic tool kit, for example paints, brushes, screws, etc., all of which can be bought with a One4all Gift Card in any of our great home retailers.
Scroll on for some interior inspiration and get ready to create a masterpiece:
The best upcycling projects are those that think outside the box. This incredible wine bar by Handan and Greg from The Navage Patch is the perfect example of this. The master crafters transformed a chest of drawers that was gathering too much dust into a stylish and functional wine bar -- impressive! Head over to their tutorial to make your own.
Are your kitchen cupboards bursting with excess pots, pans, and other cookware? Medina from Grillo Designs can help you put all that extra kitchenware to good use. She put her baking tins to better use by making a three-tiered serving tray. This project is too good for you to ignore, head over to her tutorial and make one for your space.
Bold and bright interior is trendy right now and this project from The House That Lars Built is the perfect way to turn boring, old-school ‘70s and ‘80s lampshades into something chic and stylish. Check out the details and make some for your home.
Like anything, you want your upcycled work to match the colour palette in your home. Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer is amazing at transforming old suitcases into items that perfectly fit into her existing décor. Head over to her tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous suitcase displays and storage.
The beauty of upcycling projects is that they come in all shapes and sizes. Take these dainty picture frames Selina from es.kaa made from wire hangers. Find out how to make your own by heading over to her tutorial.