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Using cool upcycled projects to build your dream home.

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Wardrobe to toy chest

This upcycle was not made by me- however… it was made out of my wardrobe. I had a pair of wardrobes, one you will have already seen I upcycled one for my son with some basic chalk paint and stickers. The second wardrobe had a much more extreme makeover. I offered to my neighbour, a…

Child’s oak sword and shield

One of the chores I hate most is cleaning the shed/ work room. If I worked sensibly it would never get into such a state. Sadly I never learn. This morning I set out for a big clean, found some oak offcuts and began making a sword and shield for my son. The shield has…

Recycled recycling box planter

Over Christmas I found myself at my mother’s and was exploring her garden. I noticed she was using a recycling box to grow some leaks. Amusingly, I also have such a box in my garden. It used to house a cherry tree, this year was used for some courgettes. Mother like son!

Classic rugby ball and cricket bat

I’m not quite sure this is upcycling. It was my father’s 75th birthday last week and we are due to see him, touch wood, for the first time in ages, so this is in his honour. When my parents downsized, to his bemusement, I nabbed his old rugby ball and cricket bat. My father is…

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