Upcycling turns things into other things which is like magic.
This wall mounted mirror was left behind by the previous owner of my house when we moved in. It's made from MDF and was covered in a Beech PVC veneer, Peeling off in places I removed it all and covered it in brightly coloured mosaic tiles and glass beads which are all left overs from projects and made from recycled material.
This old blue glazed terracotta plant pot was chipped & unused it's now bright & on display
A wooden garden plaque letters no longer visible, this mosaic piece will never fade.
An off cut of plywood this now adorns the front of my house. Inspired by my cat Monty
More of my tired old plant pots brightened up a treat with glass pebbles & tiles made of recycled material
Tissue box cover to match my bedroom colour scheme
I created this one to match the lounge decor
wooden tissue box covers an update made with mother of pearl chips & glass pebbles, this one again inspired by my cat Monty
One of my first attempts at mosaic. A bamboo storage container faded & distressed from use in the bathroom, a sea theme with shells, beads & mother of pearl chips
My favourite creations are upcycled Jars turned into Tea Light Holders
I just love how the colours dance on the surface when lit
I trimmed these with Tibetan Silver charms, there is an obligatory cat charm
Suitable for indoors & outdoors they look fab on the patio at night & really light up a shelf unit
Upcycled Cable Reel
I loved this project. The cable reel itself was free from a cable company who throws them out so I picked up a few. Travertine tiles on top purchased from a tile shop closing down sale. The base are recycled tiles given to me by a friend from her left over project. Hessian cloth covers the centre & jut trim around edge. I put heavy duty castors on the bottom & painted the underside. Finished off with battery operated with micro fairy lights in the centre hole & around the column. I'm going to tile the central column so that it will be weather proof to use outdoors in the summer.