Upcycled Records: Giving Them a New Spin on Life

Upcycled Records: Giving Them a New Spin on Life

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Records are a huge part of our past, and still have a presence today as a vintage and classic way to enjoy music. But for some old records that can no longer play or are no longer desired there is still a place for them in this world besides the trash. That's right – it's time we add a new spin on ...

Upcycled Lamps: Shedding Some Light on Imagination

Upcycled Lamps: Shedding Some Light on Imagination

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I've been shedding a lot of light on upcycling. I think it is so important for everyone to try or at least get to know what upcycling is, as it can save so much money! This week I'd like to talk about upcycling lamps. A few weeks ago I talked about upcycling old light bulbs, now I want to show some ...

Go Green: Upcycled Planters

Go Green: Upcycled Planters

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The first day of spring has come and gone and now many of us, especially those in the Northeast, are waiting for the warmer weather. But that is no reason why you can't start planning your garden. Boston, where I live, got hit hard with snow on the first week of spring and it is still a chilly 40 to ...

Upcycled Clocks: Timeless Junk Reused

Upcycled Clocks: Timeless Junk Reused

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"One thing you can learn by watching the clock: It passes the time by keeping its hands busy.” - Anonymous Upcycling has become a very popular habit for many as it saves a ton of money and is good for the environment. I have blogged about several upcycling ideas and I have to say I keep coming ...

Upcycling Old Light Bulbs

Upcycling Old Light Bulbs

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Lately I have been slowly changing out my old light bulbs for LED ones. LED light bulbs can last up to 20 years! Not wanting to throw away my old bulbs I decided to do what I have been talking about the last few weeks - upcycle them! There are so many great ideas for old light bulbs. Light Bulbs ...

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Craft Uses

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Craft Uses

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A few weeks ago I talked about ways to clean using old dryer sheets, well this week I can tell you those old dryer sheets can also be used for craft projects as well! It's amazing how versatile they are! First off they are great for sachets for your sock or underwear drawer. All you have to put ...

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Cleaning Uses

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Cleaning Uses

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In the HVAC world questions on clothing dryers comes up a lot. And in future articles I will answer all those question – but I recently came across another clever idea when it comes to doing laundry. Upcycling old dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can be pretty cheap when found at places like Target, ...

Upcycling Old Computer Parts into Accessories and Art

Upcycling Old Computer Parts into Accessories and Art

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This blog is one for the ladies! I see old computer parts made into jewelery all the time. So much amazing jewelry can be made out of old computer parts. Just check this site out for so many cute ideas! It seems these were regular hoops that had these tiny parts melted to them. Maybe with a tiny ...

Upcycling Old Fans and Fan Parts

Upcycling Old Fans and Fan Parts

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Going green seems like the thing to do these days; especially with old junk you no longer need or have use for. What I find as one of the coolest ways to reuse old junk is not called recycling – but upcycling. Upcycling is converting old waste materials or useless junk into new materials and/or ...