Back when the lockdown started, spending all my time at home just like lots of other people, I started to declutter, make some improvements and little projects at home. Like finding some good home upcycling projects!
I found a few things at home which I wanted to give a bit of a make over, rather than buying a new thing. It saved money and I’m pretty chuffed with my DIY painting skills!
One of them was that I removed a mirror from one of the bedroom walls and put up some pictures instead. But then, looking at the mirror I decided that it could do with a bit of a paint as it had just an oak frame. So I bought a little can of rustic gold paint and painted it.
When finished with two coatings of paint, I found it too golden. So with a bit of a sandpaper I gave it a more rustic, distressed look. I chose rustic golden because we have a heavy art deco feature. Plus it’s always a good match with most styles. We still haven’t find a spot for it. But I love it and when I decide what would be the best way to swap things around it will look fantastic.
Second, I’ve ordered some new plants and created a little corner of plant oasis in the living room. I did have some pots at home already to sue for them. But I wanted a tiered stand and some pretty planters. I had an old seaweed basket which I just stored and didn’t really use for anything. Plus a branded little wooden case. Again, this was used for nothing. With the same rustic gold paint, I gave these a new life and now they are perfect for my new plants!
And here’s my little plant corner looking very lush, I’m very happy with it!
Have you taken on any upcycling projects recently?