January 21, 2014
Have you ever heard somebody say, "you make a better door than a window"? (so rude, we know.) Well, these windows make better tables, mirrors, garden sheds and shelves. Repurposing these paned glass beauties is great for your wallet and even better for the environment!
January 10, 2014
We've all seen them: sad, dusty, slightly dingy light fixtures. Often missing parts, covered in a thin layer of grime, these once brilliant luminaries seem lackluster and limp. Should we just toss them? Pass them by at our local reuse center or thrift shop? Sigh and think of their former glory days with nostalgia?
Of course not! A quick cleaning, some slight modifications and POW, these light fixtures are good as new (better, some might say!). SHAZAM, a chandelier is repurposed into an earthy planter. WHAM, a pendant light is upcycled into a hip terrarium. ZONKS, a ceiling light is transformed into a tranquil bird feeder. Holy reuse, batman!
Follow PlanetReuse Marketplace's board Bright ideas for upcycled lighting on Pinterest.
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! We're so excited to celebrate with trick-or-treating, an afternoon party and lots (we mean LOTS) of tiny candy bars. If, like us, you tend to wait until the very last minute to make those holiday decorations, fear not! We've rounded up a handful of scarily smart Halloween-themed DIYs that aren't only spookily stylish but also reuse items you have around your house!
July 11, 2013
Not long ago, they were thought of as just a way to get in or out of a place, simply an entrance or an exit. And maybe a band
. But with the advent of Pinterest, there are a plethora of projects to be made with repurposed doors. From headboards to bookcases, dining tables to desks, a door is the perfect jumping off point for creating something wonderful.
Below are a few of our favorite repurposing projects from around the web. And if you're thirsty for more door ideas, head over to our Pinterest page
for a deluge of DIYs. Follow us for a steady stream of upcyling awesomeness.
|Jim says thanks for repurposing. |
Posted by: Sarah
November 26, 2012
Welcome back! What a wonderful long weekend it was, filled to the brim with family, friends and so…much…food. Now that the Tryptophan coma has worn off, are you wondering what to do with the leftovers, both of the decorative and delicious varieties? We’ve rounded up some great tips on how to recycle, repurpose and reuse those Turkey Day extras (If what you have leftover is green bean casserole, just send it this way, I’ll make sure it goes to a good home).
If you have leftover Food:
LEFTOVER PUMPKIN PIE MILKSHAKE
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
Slice cold baked pumpkin pie, cut into chunks (from 9-inch pie)
Whipped cream, if desired
Cinnamon sticks, if desired
In blender, place ice cream and milk.
Cover and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
Add pie chunks; cover and blend until smooth, stopping blender to scrape down sides if necessary.
Pour into 2 glasses; top with sweetened whipped cream and pecans.
Serve immediately. (For future shakes, individually wrap pie slices and store in freezer).
LEFTOVER SWEET POTATO MUFFINS