Decorating Out of Doors with Upcycled Art

Love Grows Wild upcycled art before

At her blog, Love Grows Wild, Liz has been sharing her patio makeover.  One of the things she did to make the space feel more like a room was to hang some artwork on an exterior wall.  Since the art would be outdoors, Liz decided to upcycle some old decor to create something she wouldn’t feel bad about exposing to the elements.

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Stars of the Silver Screen: a Jewelry Organizer

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April at House by Hoff nabbed an old window screen from the attic of her old home before she moved.  ”The house was built in 1921, and I’m fairly certain this screen was original to the house…cool!” April says.

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Antique Grain Scoop Organizes the Mail

Antique Grain Scoop

At The Blissful Bee, Amy has a rustic grain scoop that she found while antiquing several years ago.  She loves the patina and texture of the aged wood.  When she brought it home several years ago, though, she wasn’t quite sure how to display and use it.

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This Accessory Holder Came Out of the Gutter–Literally!

Plumdoodles gutter screen before

Sheila is so good at rescues, she can pull something from the gutter and give it a successful makeover!  No, seriously, over at Plum Doodles, Sheila has some great ideas for reusing scraps of gutter screen.  This particular project even made use of an old framed mirror, as well.

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Keeping Track of the Week with an Old Window

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Karen blogs at Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza, where she was lucky enough to find a pile of old windows on the curb that her neighbor was throwing away.  She’s been having fun figuring out how to reuse all those windows.

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Camouflaging an Ugly Wall with Upcycled Art

Upcycled Treasures artwork before

Katie needed a way to hide an ugly metal door on the wall in her apartment hallway.  At Upcycled Treasures, she explains how she created artwork from some thrifted art and wood shims leftover from another project.Upcycled Treasures artwork before

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An Old Mirror Literally Gets Pinned

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“I found a grody old cheval mirror on the tree lawn a few months back,” says Jenny of Craft Test Dummies.  After taking some time to consider what to do with this free find, she decided to turn it into a pin board.

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Toilet Paper for the Win: Recycled Art

Thrifty and Chic cardboard tubes before

Alicia from Thrifty and Chic has a small bathroom with decor that seemed a little ho-hum to her.  One day, an empty roll of toilet paper gave her decorating inspiration.  ”I had this idea about having one of the walls in our guest bathroom be like a 3D wallpaper.  All it took was a couple of rolls of toilet paper…well, and some rolls of paper towels and wrapping paper….and a few other cardboard tubes.”

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