If you haven’t heard of ‘upcycling’ – where have you been? The (kinda) new way of reusing old products, rather than throwing them out, is to re-invent them and turn them into your new statement piece. You can upcycle items for new uses or just simply update it to fit in with the trends this season.
Benefits of upcycling? Well, you’ll get a unique product that you can add your own special touches to, completely tailoring it to what you like. Also, it is a lot cheaper than buying the new ‘vintage’ statement pieces that are in fashion these days. So rather then going to designer shops; just have a rummage through your grans garage, or have a gander in the local charity shops – you’re likely to find similar items that don’t cost an arm and a leg!
Provided you’re willing to put in some elbow grease, upcycling is the perfect way to update your home without breaking the bank.
Take a look at some of these upcycled items, what’s your favourite?