Bringing stuff back to life isn’t just about making small things. I recently upcycled a cable spool to be an upholstered ottoman – and it’s one of those things we use every day, so it was a great project.
I kinda have this thing for ottomans, which is why I also turned a coffee table to an ottoman for our living room.
Of course the easiest way to bring anything back to life is with spray paint. When I wanted some Ballard inspired lamp slips, it wasn’t hard to figure out how to DIY them.
I’ve had a few other “bright” ideas, like making a chicken wire light fixture. My easy step by step can show you how.
Other light fixtures include making an outdoor light from an old wired chicken lamp. A two minute project that has stood the test of time.
After nearly 4 years of blogging, I think one of my latest projects is one of my absolute favorites of all time, a DIY book lamp. It’s in my office…. the one you’ll see on MONDAY
So that’s it – my top 10 favorite upcycle projects straight from my shabby creek cottage.