I have a big "green" heart, so when I saw the upcycling challenge, I got excited. Although, I never call it upcycling. I call it reusing, reworking, or giving it away. Take something that you might be throwing away/getting rid of and turn it into something usable and maybe even beautiful. I am up for that challenge. I LOVE crafts, I never have time for them anymore! So, this made me stop and get crafty...yay!!!
I decided to fix up my file cabinet. I already use it, it's chock full of files, it's old and a bit battered. Soooo, I decided to get crafty. I used easily removable contact paper to turn it into a cute new cabinet. I did the same thing with some cabinet doors that were very drab.
Here are the before and afters:
I needed a pencil holder. Here are the steps I took to make it from a container out of the recycling bin.
|Out of the recycling bin|
|Washed and label removed|
|Top cut off to size I desired. Be careful it is not sharp.|
If it is use decorative Duck Tape on the top OR fine sanding paper.