Drab to Fab Discarded wine case is reclaimed to create wall art and a side table

wine case to side table upcycle

If you have ever given a child a gift, or remember your own childhood, you know how important packaging is. The present itself is loved of course, but the box it comes in –  now that’s a treasure, the bigger the better! It could be a rocket, or an office, or a boat, or a bus. It could be a suitcase for all the stuff toys, or the raw material for the next craft. It …[Read more]

Drab to Fab Sneakers get a vintage makeover

upcycle old sneaker vintage

I must confess – I love buying shoes. My closet isn’t enormous by a regular girl’s standards, but yes, it is rather full, and has the standard pumps/flats for work, and dressy stilettos/strappies for outside, and a few sneakers/sandals for comfort, and a couple of boots for a cold day, and some handcrafted finds from India… as I said, a regular girl’s closet! I’m not a big spender however, and am always looking for deals, …[Read more]

Vintage Makeover A desktop cactus garden in your old cigar box!

An easy tutorial turn old cigar boxes (or any other wooden box) into a desktop garden for succulents / cactus. Jazz up your coffee table or use the idea for a housewarming gift!

The backstory It all started with a deal I couldn’t pass up. I’m on a Facebook group to buy and sell pre-loved stuff, and a lady posted pictures of these gorgeous hand-made Cuban cigar boxes, all going for a steal. Turns out her artist husband had collected one-too-many to fashion a hand-made guitar for himself (I know, wow!) and now that he was done, the remains were up for the taking. So of course, I …[Read more]

Drab to Fab Ikea stool kitsch makeover

Ikeahack | Side-table lindved gets a kitsch makeover with old Bollywood DVD covers

We all have Ikea around the house – reasonably-priced modular pieces that fit into a cab when you buy them and don’t pinch the pocket when you let them go…. Except that I can never let anything go! I picked up my side table Lindved a year ago, a plain white piece that could match any chair I would later buy for the balcony. The balcony pieces have moved on to be things with personality …[Read more]