Eco-friendly is the new cool. Before throwing out your old belongings, have you ever thought about how they can be repurposed into something better?
A successful upcycling project turns trash into something you would love to have in your home. Be inspired by these unique upcycling ideas that will instantly add charm to your home:
1. Book Knife Block
Too many books? You can give a new lease of life to some of these tomes by placing them on your kitchen counter and storing your knives in it. Sounds pretty strange, but it lends a quirky and vintage touch to your kitchen storage. Construct this knife block by picking out four or five volumes of books that you no longer wish to read, and secure them together with glue and a rope. Place the books upright as you would on a shelf, and you can slide your knives in between the pages to store them.
2. Repaint your furniture
This tip works with almost any furniture. If the piece of furniture is still working well, but just looking outdated, you can give it a facelift with a new coat of paint. Don’t be afraid to try out different patterns or colour combinations to match the style of your home. With just a few strokes of paint, your old table, chair, or shelf, can be revived to give your home a new look. The only thing you need to beware of is the type of paint you use. Do check out the type of paint that will work for the material of your item before buying any paint.
3. Turn old fabric into cushion covers
Fabrics are easy to upcycle because they can be conveniently converted from one purpose to another. So, when you call a Singapore curtain company to replace your old curtains, don’t let them dispose of your old ones just yet. The good parts of your old curtain can be hemmed to make cushion covers. Same goes for bed sheets and blankets. If you have an assortment of cloth with pieces too small to go anywhere, consider putting them together in patchwork for a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.
4. Upcycle floorboards
So you recently redid your flooring with a luxury vinyl flooring company in Singapore, leaving you with some scrap pieces of floorboards. Your first thought will be to send everything to the garbage. But these floorboards actually make great DIY materials! They already have a nice texture, and can be cut into various shapes and sizes. Feel free to repaint them, and use them for a variety of DIY décor, from wooden signs, to side tables, and so on.
5. Wallpaper linings
If you are putting up new wallpaper in your home in Singapore, don’t throw out the odds and ends just yet! There might just be enough to use for lining your shelves or decorating a small piece of furniture. Some items that other DIY-ers have brightened with wallpaper includes lampshades, trash bins, tabletops, and mirror frames. The possibilities are endless!
Are these ideas getting your hands itchy to try them out? Upcycling is not only an eco-friendly approach but also a unique way to put a personal touch in your home. So get creative!