Just some Little Upcycling Ideas

My B-day is gone and the party was really special! It is always a big effort to organize, to prepare the house and food and to clean the mess afterwards. But it is so recharging! And I’ll remember for the rest of the year, and more…

I’ve already “read” the book of Antje of Sachiko Umoto, Illustration School: Let’s Draw Plants and Small Creatures it is a full inspiring little drawings that they make me take the pencil and draw until I drop!

My last days have been really magic, and I kind of feel all the happiness of the world for the life I am going through lately (I’ve told you, Birthday parties are recharging!!) and the upcoming travel, of course! But I know I have to watch out because a little obstacle is always behind the corner… hihihi…

This post has nothing to do with what I am saying, but I wanted to make a point to my current emotions for some unaware reasons.

Here we are. Little up-cycling ideas that everybody can imitate in just a second! There is nothing to build but just little objects from the kitchen or the garderobe to re-use in a “new” way!

Processed with MoldivThose ideas are also inspirited by interior designers pictures and creative bloggers, I am sure you saw already at least a couple of them.

photo 1The grater is a piece full of utility with all those holes. I am sure there are other objects we can hang on it…

photo 2I like also to expose some nice magazines and to watch at them once in a while. The hangers are so easy to up-cycle!

photo 3This vintage colander is very cool. It is a pity to hide it on a cupboard or a drawer. This time I used it for fruits, but I’ve seen plants on it. You can in fact easily hang it in a terrace or on a three.

photo 4The last one is maybe the less beautiful to see, but it is so practical! I’ve been thinking hard for ages to find a solution for installing the Scottex… and here it is!

I think up-cycling is very creative for the mind. Just go through your old stuff and see what you can do with that. Some suggestions??

Have a cycling-up-cycling week!
Ale

p.s. Thanks to my friend Janine who gave me for the birthday the book of Handmade Vintage: 35 Upcycling-Ideen für zu Hause, which inspired me a lot.

DIY: Upcycled Toy Storage Containers

Who has babies or toddlers knows how many diapers a child needs…

Commercially there are many kind of diapers, for every taste and age. Speaking about the one that you trow away, normally they are folded and wrapped on some light plastic, but how doesn’t know the Pampers ones? (p.s. the most expensive but sometimes with promotions you can get them for a fair price)

In this case, they are packed in some cardboard boxes with some kind of grips that remind me a lot of a drawer from IKEA.

Ok, also through my little network of foreign friends and relatives, I’ve also noticed that really few people don’t have the simple squared white IKEA library!!! Unbelievable but true. I think it just marks a typical furniture of a generation!

That’s it is just to show you how to save some money but overall how to use some creativity, making some library drawers out of simple Pampers boxes!

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All you need is…

– Boxes of pampers (or whatever has the right sizes for a drawer)

– Washi tape (normal black tape is also fine for contrast)

– Colorful paper sheets (or it would be cool to make them with your own drawings!)

– Vinyl glue

– A marker

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Definitively my library is now more colorful and my house more tidy. And my boy loves it! …Till he will crash it. J

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P.s. My library is a mess, I know… but slowly I will fix it. ;-)

Make you too some colors out of this autumn!

And enjoy leaves falling and sunshine on the balcony with a fresh breeze,

XO

Ale