About a month ago, we shared an upcycled ruler idea on Instagram—and you liked it. A lot. There's something about seeing the potential of an old wooden ruler (or yardstick)—the material and straight lines just make it perfect for upcycling. And the contrasting shades and styles of vintage ones, give the ideas even more of a "wow" factor.
When one door closes, an upcycled one opens. We've seen countless upcycled door ideas: tables, consoles, shelving, benches, garden arbors, etc. The creativity and craftsmanship of reconstructing them for an entirely new purpose is always awe inspiring. But perhaps our most favorite upcycled door idea involves very little imagination: upcycling doors as—wait for it—doors!
SCRAP USA, a national network of creative reuse centers, has officially arrived in Charm City. SCRAP centers, or stores, collect donations of reusable materials and sell them at discounted prices—typically 60-75% off the retail value—to artists, crafters and makers of all ages.
Upcycling. Not only can it prevent us from adding to the landfills, it can also prevent us from polluting the oceans. A new exhibit, titled “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” is the latest effort to do just that.
Upcycled pallet patio furniture may not be a new concept, but we think the examples are just getting better and better. Benches, sofas, tables, bars...you name it, someone's made it. In our opinion, the most palatable pallet projects are simple, sleek and highly functional. And, they give us major backyard envy.