How To Upcycle: Successful Tips for Changing Old Items into Creative Home Decor

February 1, 2013

How to Upcycle: Successful Tips for Changing Old Items into Home Decor via @Jenna_Burger,

One of my all-time favorite ways to save money and bring elements into my home that have purpose and meaning is with upcycling, a.k.a. reusing / repurposing an item into another use or function. I've upcycled a lot of things around my home and shared the process and result on the blog, like my recent light to vase switch-aroo! Not only can you save $$$ in your pocket, but upcycling allows you to create something that is original and one-of-a-kind.  Yes, you may have to think outside the box a bit, but in the end I'm sure you'll be happy with the result. Since upcycling so many items … [Read more...]

Two Toned Mirror with Faux Silver Leaf Detail

July 9, 2012

Two Toned Mirror by @Jenna_Burger

Another summer week is underway.  I can't believe how fast it's flying by, but I'm excited to be sharing a new DIY project with you - let's get started... Sometimes a small added detail truly makes a piece look completely new again.  While updating the buffet in my dining room with the new lamps and sunburst mirror, I moved the dark wood mirror that was once over the mantel to this revamped area.  I've had the mirror for about 9 years and it was beautiful, but I felt like it needed a little pick-me-up and decided adding a little something around the inner rim would be the perfect … [Read more...]