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Upcycling: 10 ideas to give new life to objects

Upcycling: 10 ideas to give new life to objects

1. A bench with old chairs in upcycling


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Old damaged chairs, paint and a wooden board… cut or recycled, of course! that is how upcycling chairs unearthed for three times nothing in flea market, design and original bench. The only detail is that we choose chairs of the same height or we saw the feet to level them, so as not to transform the bench into a slide.

2. Upcycling of furniture on pallets


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Nothing new under the sun, furniture in pallets is so trendy that everyone knows them. But because we did not find a more beautiful upcycling idea, or how to transform a scrap of work into real decorative furniture, it was necessary to quote them! Tables, chairs, armchairs, benches, beds, shelves, everything is possible with whole or cut pallets, stacked or dismantled, screwed or nailed.

3. Planters in upcycling


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The car has punctured? Rather than throwing away the damaged tire, we transform it into a work of art with two cans of paint. We follow the patterns of the wheel, we put everything directly on the ground or in height, provided we have added a background ... then we fill with soil and we dare tire upcycling in original planters. They cost nothing, reduce waste and give colors to the garden, that is to say that they have everything good.

4. Upcycling crates


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Other upcycling star, the crate is also transformed at will. To avoid throwing and boosting the decor at the same time, we give it style with a coat of paint or varnish, a few screws or casters. Then we stack and compose like a puzzle to make a coffee table, a DIY bookcase, a pedestal table or office boxes in vegetable crates.

5. Upcycled coffee cups


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If they don't recycle properly, it's because of their waterproof coating. Good news, it is precisely this coating that makes coffee cups perfect herbal pots! We cover or paint them if necessary, add a nice handwritten label to indicate their capacity and then sow the seeds in potting soil. When the shoots begin to pierce, this very simple upcycling green the kitchen, in addition to providing fresh herbs!

6. Upcycling of plastic bottles


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Another waste that has no value before being transformed… Fortunately, the upcycled plastic bottles can create beautiful vases with a minimum of ideas! The method ? We cut them halfway up, we paint them white and then we decorate them with towers of linen color. The mix of colors is unbeatable, divinely trendy, and perfectly highlights the hues of succulents or bouquets of flowers that come to hide there.

7. An upcycling swing


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Okay, you need to have a minimum of DIY before getting started. But in the upcycling family, transform tires and some boards into a pretty swing for children, we say yes! We cut the tire in two, we paint it, then we surround it with screwed boards to form footrests, a seat and handles… we paint everything, it's over.

8. Upcycling of plumbing candle holders


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Pieces of pipe lying around after having redone the bathroom? Quick, a smart upcycling. We assemble everything with bolts like a construction set, we fix it on a plate with glue and if the color is not glamorous, we bombard everything with metallic paint. In copper, gold or silver, the result has its small effect, especially when you place succulents or candles!

9. A table with an upcycling door


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Yes, an old door can still be used. That's all principle of upcycling, and with four feet screwed under an old patinated door, repainted or not, it turns into a marvelous shabby chic. Paint it black, it becomes contemporary ... but in any case, remember to remove the handle!

10. Upcycling: a chandelier with jars


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After pallets and crates, jars are probably the best known of the upcycling objects. Because they are easy to transform, not just into a pencil holder! With a hole in the cover, you can slide an electric wire into it, screw the bulb on the other side, close the jar ... and create from A to Z a pendant lamp as design as original.