Category: Upcycling Ideas


Refinish & Reuse

Brand new furniture can be expensive, and sometimes shopping at thrift stores can be a bit discouraging if some of the furniture is quite dated. But don’t let that dishearten you, rather see it as an opportunity to refinish something…

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Graduation Party and Open House Ideas

Graduation is right around the corner, but don’t break the bank trying to throw an expensive party! Stop at New 2 You for ideas on how to use old picture frames to display special moments or to make into a…

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Wedding Upcycling

Weddings can be expensive, but with the right tips and tricks you can save big at that special celebration. Whether you’re planning a large traditional wedding, or a small rustic one, here are some great, inexpensive ideas that start at…

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What To Do With Picture Frames?

We all have them somewhere: a pile, a box, a stack, or any assortment of old picture frames.

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DIY Transformations

Why Upcycle?

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Turn an Old Mirror into a Stylish Chalkboard

Looking for something fashionable, fun, and “new” for your house? With this method, you can easily and inexpensively add a unique chalkboard using items from your local thrift and craft stores!

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Spray Paint Lamps for Pottery Barn look!

Choose Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint to turn thrifted lamps into stunning decor pieces for your home!

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DIY Lego Table

Do you have a little builder at your house?  You can turn any small table into the perfect spot for Lego play.  Simply choose a table, paint it a fun color (optional!), and glue Lego Baseplates to the top.

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Dress Up Your Dresser

Give an old dresser a new look with letters, numbers, or any pattern you like.

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Turn a Classic Game into a Cool Journal

What a cool way to make a nifty journal! Find a game board at your favorite thrift shore (New 2 You!) to use as the cover!

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