Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Upcycling

upcycling: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new products of better quality
I am sure you all know what upcycling is.  It is not repurposing, but rather it is taking something outdated or something that has lost its use and making it better and useful again.  And that is what I have done with this shelf, as with so many others.
upcycled shelf reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/06/upcycling.html
I picked it up for a few dollars at a garage sale.  It had no back so it was a little wobbly.  It was brown and had some dents and scratches. But some white paint,
upcycled shelf reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/06/upcycling.html
and some colorful scrap boards (aka pallet wood) added to the back,
upcycled shelf reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/06/upcycling.html
and a shelf that was past its prime has been upcycled. 
upcycled shelf reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/06/upcycling.html

7 comments:

  1. Becky, this is a great upcycle....I love the colorful pallet boards in the back!

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  2. cant remember where i found your sight,,,but iiiiiii love love your style,,,,ty for the great ideas,,,,,,

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  3. I love it! The colors look awesome. What a great idea to use a pallet!

    Tiffany @ Tiffanyandcoblog.blogspot.com

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  4. I am inspired by the things you do. I'm thinking a trip to the thrift store is in order soon. Need to see what I can find for some fun summer projects with my son.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  5. Genius! LOVE the different colors-so unique and fun!
    Susan

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  6. Another great project.

    ~Bliss~

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  7. I'm influenced through the points you need to do. I am considering a visit towards the thrift shop is within purchase quickly. Have to observe exactly what I will discover for many enjoyable summer time tasks along with my personal boy.



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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!