Category: Upcycling Ideas


Environmental Impacts of Thrift Shopping

It is easy to calculate the monetary value of shopping secondhand, but there are benefits beyond what we get to keep in our bank accounts. Shopping at your local thrift stores actually has a large environmental impact. When you shop…

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DIY Ideas for Common Thrift Store Finds

Do you find yourself wanting to keep up with the latest decor trends, but find the price tag for even small simple items to be too big? There are so many obvious ways that shopping at thrift stores can save…

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Kitchen Table Makeover

It’s no secret that the popular styles for our kitchen and dining room tables are not the same as they were fifteen years ago. It is also true that we don’t necessarily receive regular donations of brand new tables and…

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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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