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Photo essay: Upcycling an old iron storage trunk to a quirky living room accessory

Storage trunks of the yesteryears have always caught my fascination.  Normally tucked under the bed or stashed away on the attic, these black/ olive green heavy duty iron storage boxes have a unique charm.   Also the fact, that it holds something that is precious inside, always evoked a sense of excitement in me. Nowadays, of… Continue reading Photo essay: Upcycling an old iron storage trunk to a quirky living room accessory

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Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part I

If you have been reading my blog for sometime, I guess you are familiar with my love for reusing stuff by up-cycling.  I enjoy transforming old stuff that has been discarded and unused to something I can find place in my house.  This is of course, notwithstanding all the effort that goes into getting the workmen… Continue reading Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part I

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Upcycling idea: Door frame to wall shelves

Wood, according to me is always a commodity that should not be wasted and must be reused/recycled at every opportunity. So when another door frame was being discarded,  I was sure I wanted to upcycle this one also.  The door frame was much larger than the previous one I had worked on.  So I decided… Continue reading Upcycling idea: Door frame to wall shelves

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Upcycling Idea: cupboard frame to mirror frame

When we were looking to buy an additional mirror for one of the rooms, none of the ones available in the store matched what we wanted.  Either they were too garish with elaborate frames and fancy shapes or a size that was not suitable for us.  All I wanted was a simple rectangular mirror with… Continue reading Upcycling Idea: cupboard frame to mirror frame

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Upcycling idea: Pair of old doors transformed to a rectangular two-tier table

Yet another post on an upcycling project, hope you have liked some of my previous projects listed under the “Decor Category”. This was how the pair of doors looked ‘before’.   The transformation involved chopping off the doors at the bottom to discard the damaged edges at the end.  The reduced length was then used… Continue reading Upcycling idea: Pair of old doors transformed to a rectangular two-tier table