10 DIY Upcycle Ideas to Give Something a New Look

10 DIY Upcycle Ideas to Give Something a New Look

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Yay! Here are 10 unique and awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas to inspire your next project. With tutorials to show you how to do it at home. #AbbottsAtHome #UpcycleIdeas #Upcycling #Upcycle #FurnitureMakeover
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Here are 10 Unique and Awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas to inspire your next upclycling project!

Yay! I love how creative some people can be when thinking up a new use or look for something. And, these DIY ideas from some of my blogger friends are definitely worth sharing. Here are 10 unique and awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas to inspire your next project. 🙂


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Awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas – Home Decor

I’ve been following The Handyman’s Daughter for years now. She always shares great DIY’s and remodels. This pretty design for a DIY Potting Bench with Sink is definitely a favorite of mine. You can build this from new wood or scrap wood from an old build, like she did.

DIY potting bench with sink in grass

Kenya Rae turned an old dresser into this sweet buffet by removing some drawers and adding doors. Clever lady! And, she has the DIY to tell you how.

how I turned a dresser into a buffet

If you’re thinking about trying a new upholstery look on a chair or couch, check out my tips and favorite tutorial videos I used to give my wingchair a blue velvet makeover.

A few tips, DIY upholstery pictures, and my favorite tutorials to upholster a wingback chair. I'm so glad I gave this wingchair a makeover and it doesn't require any fancy sewing skills, guys. Plus, I am loving that Blue Velvet fabric!! #AbbottsAtHome #Upholstery #DIYProjects #Reupholster #Wingback #Velvet

T Moore Home rescued her beat up old desk with this classic looking update. But guess what, guys? That burl wood isn’t really wood. Check out this Burl Wood Furniture Update here.

How To Give A Thrift Store Desk An Upscale Makeover For Cheap: Getting the look of expensive burl wood for less than $20 and un under 20 minutes #furniturehack #trashtotreasure #vintagevibes

How about this Blue and Copper Chalk Paint tutorial I shared last week. I love how paint can totally change the look of furniture.

I love an easy to follow how-to video. This pretty dark blue and copper chalk paint DIY makeover adds tons of style and character to boring furniture. #AbbottsAtHome #FurnitureMakeover #FurniturePainting #ChalkPaint

Awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas – Home Decor

Refashionably Late upcycled an old magazine rack into the cutest portable book storage for kids. Loving this idea!

blue book storage with the word books written on it in a living room with two tan studded chairs

Delicious and DIY hand painted this beautiful Anthropologie Knock Off Vase. And, her DIY makes it look so easy, guys! How sweet is this vase!

Anthropologie knock off beautiful DIY Painted Vase using only paints and a vase from the Dollar Store or Thrift Store! Easy Painted look perfect for your home decor and for less than half the price of the original Vase

The Songbird Blog upcycled some plain old crochet curtains into a beautiful Boho DIY yarn wall hanging. How fun does this project look?!

homemade yarn wall hanging with pompoms and fringe

And, yay! I have been wanting to paint over some old canvases for months. So glad to see how Savvy Apron updated hers. Here’s how to create DIY art by painting over an old canvas.

How I painted my own diy art on canvas.

One last DIY project to inspire you. This will work on an old canvas, new canvas, or even old decor. I’ve used Copper, Bronze, and Rust Patina Chalk paints to update the mirror in our powder room, some old glass and ceramic vases, and furniture. I love adding some metallic touches around the house. Here’s how to get 20 different looks with patina paint. 🙂

Build a DIY Chunky Wooden Frame for a canvas, print, or anything. You'll save money and get a custom size for your wall decor. #AbbottsAtHome #customframe #DIYframe
Loving the way this looks already. 🙂

Looking for more Awesome DIY Upcycle Ideas and Inspiration? Check out how I converted some of our cabinets into this DIY Mudroom Bench.

Love this DIY! Here are the cheap and doable DIY projects I used when I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room. #LaundryRoom #Mudroom #HomeRemodel #MudroomBench #AbbottsAtHome

Or, make some pretty wall art or drawer liners with my fun and easy DIY Acrylic Pour tutorial with videos.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring


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6 thoughts on “10 DIY Upcycle Ideas to Give Something a New Look

  1. Mary-The Boondocks Blog

    Lots of inspiration here Stephanie. I am itching to work on some art projects, I only wish I had more time to do it. Thanks for the push!

  2. I love recycling projects. I would take that blue chair in a heartbeat. I have an old chair in great shape that my cats have clawed the fabric off of. They ignore velvet. I might give it a try! #Pitstop

  3. Really like some of your diy ideas you have going on. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party

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