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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 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: Old Door to Corner stand

This is a quick post on yet another upcycling home project of mine.  Unfortunately, I just have one “before” picture as I did this make over quite sometime ago. The pair of old narrow doors had a square grill pattern that seemed to work perfectly for a corner stand.      Most fascinated by the… Continue reading Upcycling idea: Old Door to Corner stand

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Of the color orange, metal chairs and balcony space makeover

While orange may not be everyone’s choice as a primary color that dominates the decor of the house, it is certainly one of my favorites.  This tropical color of the sun for me is a sign of fun, festivity, joy, warmth and brightness.  I use a lot of orange in the house as it has… Continue reading Of the color orange, metal chairs and balcony space makeover

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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

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Particle Board: a surprisingly elegant alternative to glass on cane

When the glass of my center table cracked, I was quite heart broken considering that it had served me for years and also the potential hassle of getting hold of someone to replace it was not a very exciting prospect.  But the brighter side of this was that, I could give my table a new… Continue reading Particle Board: a surprisingly elegant alternative to glass on cane