New Upcycle Ideas 682

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Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 682 – Indoor sand castles, Antique sign print, plastic tablecloth wreath, shelf dollhouse, plus more repurposed projects with tutorials!

Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 682 - Indoor sand castles, Antique sign print, plastic tablecloth wreath, shelf dollhouse, plus more repurposed projects with tutorials!

New Upcycle Ideas 682


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Happy weekend!

This past week I’ve rolled up my sleeves and dealt with long overdue fixes. One was removing a jammed sliding patio door out of its slot, then replacing it back on the wheels again. Thank goodness for my son’s strength to help, and now I have a working door!

Another was getting a toilet to flush again. It’s been out of commission for some time because I was afraid to crack the tank if I removed it. But enough was enough, and honestly, 10 minutes later, we had the toilet off and fixed. 

So while I haven’t blogged about any of those things, there is a hidden message in there that I really ought to blog about! 

Then there’s two gates I landed from a neighbour. One has already been installed on my garden shed and the other will be put to use as well. Now that was unexpected! So this will become a before and after as soon as I pick up a few flowers to fill the window box planters. 

But I did share a project this past week I’m thrilled with… and it was SO easy to do!

stencil grain sack fabric chair cushions

DIY easy grain sack fabric chair cushion technique using stencils!

I recently purchased two resin wicker chairs that really look like the real deal! But they were a little too plain for my liking, so it was time to grain sack stripe the chair cushions to give it a vintage vibe lift!

This post shares my super easy technique to get a super smooth, seamless look with a slightly weathered appearance so it appears like an authentic grain sack fabric.

So I until I can whip up a few more projects for next week, let’s get inspired with these fabulous repurposed project features from last week’s party post…

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Antique weathered sign from a poster


Make an antique sign from a simple print out


Weathered antique sign from a print out by DIY Beautify

I love a good antique sign! But this sign tutorial makes it so much easier by starting with a print out! That’s right… you can design your own, or go get a poster you love, then read this post so you can learn how to age it perfectly to resemble a real antique sign! Genius.

dollhouse on wall


Get creative with a wall shelf dollhouse 


Wall hanging dollhouse by Little Vintage Cottage

If you land a wall shelf with similar openings, consider turning it into a whimsical wall hung doll house with these brilliant tips! What a fabulous idea and such a fun art piece to appreciate or to actually play with! And by hanging it, it’s even space efficient!

plastic tablecloth wreath


Craft an all-weather plastic tablecloth wreath


Plastic tablecloth wreath by Vintage Style Gal

Wish you had a weatherproof wreath? Collect a pretty plastic tablecloth for this clever wreath tutorial and hang it anywhere you desire, indoors or out!

sandy castles on mantel


Indoor sand castle decor using real sand


Sandy castles decor from sandcastle molds by Homeward Found Decor

This fabulous beachy decor tutorial takes our love of sandcastles to an all new level… you can make an indoor sandcastle using this found item from a dollar store of all things! So clever!

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6 thoughts on “New Upcycle Ideas 682

  1. Miss Donna, thank you so much for including my fun ‘indoor’ sandy castle project in your feature this week! it really is easy – and if i still had the plethora of plastic sand toys used by my kids and grandkids, i wouldn’t have had to buy them new LOL.

    btw – just an FYI: as of 10:00 AM PDT Saturday June 17, the widget for this week’s link party says ‘this link party is not open… opens in four days’ so no one can link to it 🙁

  2. Thank you so much Donna for sharing my tablecloth wreath. They are so easy to make, I can’t wait to get started n a new one!

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