‘Tis definitely the season for creative upcycling and as I wanted to do something a wee bit more special than store-bought for the kiddo’s advent calendar this year, I sorted through my hoarded cardboard stash, raided the recycling bin and created this fantastically re-usable bit of awesomeness:
Here’s how to whip up your own countdown to Christmas before December 1st:
I discovered a couple of polka dot paper plates hidden at the bottom of my kiddo’s crafty stash box and inspiration whacked me over the head, hard!
How adorable are those giant buttons?
Create the perfect sewing studio wall decor in minutes with my upcycled paper plate buttons:
Create a few totally fabulous photo holders from bits you already have around the house!
Ahhh, the bedroom, a haven to cozy up in at the end of long day and read a good book before drifting off to dreamland:
Pffffft! Just check out that before picture! This tiny, oddly slanted room required quite a bit of work and creative furniture positioning before it became my comfy slumbering space.
That terrifyingly filthy, cat hair-filled carpet was replaced with light laminate flooring and the walls were painted a brilliant white – with only one tiny window those bright white walls really help to make up for a lack of natural light.
Take a peek at the rest of my bedroom + get all of tutes below:
As the weather cools down a few birds have decided to take up residence in our tall hedge and the munchkin thought it would be fabulous to create a restaurant for them to dine at when they can’t find any worms or snails, so I put on my refashionista thinking cap and raided the recycling bin!
Rinse out an empty bottle, grab your kiddo and create your own with the upcycled bird feeder tutorial!
Continue your passion for upcycling and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a (pumpkin spice) latte!
– disclaimer: I’ve never had or even seen a pumpkin spice latte in real life –
Remember my fab cowboy boot refashion?
I finally had a DIY diva brainstorm and came up with a quick & quirky project for the chopped boot tops:
here’s how to create your own upcycled boot top baskets:
When we moved in the kiddo’s room was in desperate need of an overhaul:
That awful dark red & brown paint job and the moldy walls were soon taken care of with professional products and (about) a million coats of brilliant white.
The clean white walls really give an illusion of space!
Get the scoop & tutorials behind the kiddo’s happy hideaway at home…
I am totally on a roll with my DIY outdoor munchkin toy challenges and have already successfully created an awesome playhouse and superb sandbox by upcycling wooden bits I had stored in attic.
The kiddo was desperate for a climbing frame so I headed up to the attic to see what my imagination could put together:
Here’s what I did:
Do you remember the total blech that was the upstairs bathroom when we moved in?
Loads better now, but what about the other end of that narrow, awkwardly shaped room?
A massive improvement!
(the outside of that toilet was disturbing but what lurked inside was absolutely terrifying!)
Here’s the breakdown of the thrifty furnishings and DIYs:
My humble home tour continues with a peek at my thrifty spruced up stairway and landing:
Let’s head upstairs…