Upcycling Really Does Help the Environment

In my recently published e book, I share real data that supports the idea that upcycling really does help the environment. If you don’t have a recycling program that comes to your house, my e book will explain exactly what you can upcycle in order to help out. I briefly touch on keeping your piles at bay and show you that clutter is a waste of your energy. Ultimately, though, getting rid of your clutter, only to regain it, is a waste of the Earth’s energy. Currently you can buy it on Amazon, however coming…

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House Makeover Before and After

Hi guys!  Tomorrow is the big day.  We are finally moving after we sold our little 1960’s rancher home.  Today I’m sharing photos of my house makeover before and after. Although the pictures aren’t actually in the same frame, you should still be able to get a sense of what it was before we moved here seven years ago. Let’s start on the outside, shall we? Before:

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Upcycle & Repurpose a Dresser into a Bookcase

Today we’re gonna upcycle & repurpose a dresser into a bookcase.  That’s right.. team work.  Ok, so I’ve already finished it, but I’d love to share it with you. I literally found this gem on the side of the road. 

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Important Tools for Do-It-Yourself Upcycling at Home

Do-it-yourself upcycling has become a popular pastime for craftsmen and women of all levels has led to a booming rise of

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Marble Painting over Laminate Counters

Not only is marble painting over laminate counters frugal, it’s eco-friendly as well.  Faux marble painting is a terrific option for a high end look if you have low budget for updating your kitchen counters. If you read this post, you know we are selling our house.  I only wish I had updated our kitchen years ago.  This was extremely inexpensive, so it really only cost me some time. I also added new cabinet bar pulls I purchased from Houzz, you can also get them here. (affiliate link) I was inspired by Tasha’s (Designer…

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2 Step Natural Cleaning Hacks and Tips for Every Room

These 2 step natural cleaning hacks and tips for every room are not only effective, but they are simple and eco-friendly. The few important basic products you need to simply clean, is baking soda, vinegar, lemon, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, newspaper, used dryer sheets, old socks and essential oils.

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Upcycled Sensory Board - Viral Upcycle

Upcycled Sensory Board

If you know a little about my background, you probably would guess that I have a passion for therapeutic fun!  I made my daughter an upcycled sensory board for just this occasion. Boards like these are essential therapy tools for people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities.  You may know that Alzheimer’s patients and people in the Autism spectrums use sensory boards for help with activities of daily living.

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Kitchen Stool into a Table with Gears in Mind

Want to make a kitchen stool into a table?  Well, I have just the tutorial for you.  I wanted to turn this garage sell purchased kitchen stool into a table with gears in mind.

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Upcycled Outdoor Buffet Table

Are you ready to grill now that it’s warming up?  If you want to entertain in style but don’t have a bbq table, look no further than this upcycled outdoor buffet table. My friend Karla over at Small Town Rambler redid an old butcher table that belonged to her grandfather.  Might I add, her grandfather and grandmother had great taste!  Not only does she love the story behind it, but I think you will too.

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