Posted by Judy Cholfe on Monday, February 24, 2014 Under: Repurposing


RE-USING ITEMS — 24/02/2014

HAPPY MONDAY to all….Hope you had a great weekend?
My husband and I got home from a week in Saint Lucia last Sunday.
It was absolutely amazing; the weather, the resort, the people we met.
We’re just really, really sorry that we’re now home. I had to shovel 2
drive-ways on the Monday, and IT WASN’T SAND……..I just want a 
“DELETE WINTER” button on the computer. If I had one, it would probably be jammed by now…..

Today, my blog is about “UP-CYCLING items that you may already have
in your home. This came to me from VIRALNOVA

Here Are 30 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Stuff You’re About To Throw Away. #12 Is Pure Genius.
February 20, 2014Entertainment

Before you throw anything away, really think about it. For example, if you’ve finished burning a candle that comes in a big glass jar, don’t waste it. Instead, drain out the leftover wax and use it as storage. This is called “upcycling.” Upcycling is “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”

And it’s not just for people who love arts and crafts. These ideas are worth trying (and will make your home a whole lot cooler).

1.) Using an old ladder as a bookshelf.


2.) Convert folding chairs into a shelf and closet.


3.) Turning an old 2 liter bottle into a broom.
Bored Panda

4.) Using old bottles as shades for pendant lamps.


5.) Make a lamp with hot glue and disposable spoons.
Bored Panda

Bored Panda

Bored Panda

6.) Using old skateboard decks to make a child’s picnic table.


7.) Turning a glove into an adorable chipmunk.
Bored Panda

8.) Making shelves out of old books.
Real Simple

9.) Turn old bottle caps into cool tea lights.


10.) Convert a discarded piano into a very cool shelf.

11.) Transforming wrenches into wall hooks.

12.) Organizing your cords with used toilet paper tubes.

13.) This sink you can make out of a bicycle.

14.) A portable bagel holder made out of CD/DVD tower case.

15.) Make your wooden fence a little more private with glass marbles.

16.) Put your old computer towers to good use as a mailbox.
The Zooom

17.) Buy packs of cheap hangers to create a room divider.
Design Boom

18.) Create guitar pics out of credit cards (or anything else).

19.) Found another old piano? Turn it into a planter/outdoor fountain.
Twisted Sifter

20.) Convert used light bulbs into oil lamps.

21.) Create a clock out of a bike wheel.

22.) Transform that old drum set into a chandelier.
Bored Panda

Bored Panda

Bored Panda

23.) Use your favorite, old cassette tape as a coin purse.


24.) Cut a bath tub in half to make one of the coolest couches ever.

25.) Use that old, vintage suitcase for a cool chair.

26.) Recycle used wine bottles as a classy chandelier.


27.) If that old TV doesn’t work, transform it into an aquarium.
Aqua Hobby

28.) Make a purse (and many, many other things) out of woven pop tabs.
Bored Panda

Bored Panda

Bored Panda

29.) If you don’t like wearing hats, make them into lamps.

30.) Transform classic tennis rackets into mirrors.
Country Living

Now, I don’t feel so silly for refusing to throw away every wine bottle I’ve ever purchased. If I had any talent or time, I could be making chandeliers out of them. Upcycling is good for the environment and good for design.

Source: Bored Panda

Have a fantastic week……Until next time…..regards, Judy

Contact me to book an appointment, or to answer any questions you 
may have, at (705)727-6282 or

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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