This dresser was sitting in my garage for some time, I needed to figure out what to do with it. I searched for upcycled dresser ideas, thats when the idea came to me.
The welcoming of November I was thinking of thanksgiving and spending time with family. Some of the visions I have of a perfect thanksgiving table usually includes a cornucopia. As most of you know I am a history lover and always absorbing whatever I can. I remember reading a blurb about the cornucopia years ago […]
Bleaching, is not just for white clothes. Yes, you can bleach wood but there are some important steps to follow. We show you the wood bleaching process.
Bed recycled to a bench #upcycled #bed #bench
Old bed made into a bench
Full disclosure: You will always get our honest opinion about a product. We will provide our perceived pros and cons candidly. However, you will never read a blog from us on which the sole purpose is to complain. We pride ourselves on our network of support, and wish to keep our focus on reciprocating just […]
Ready to get started on your next DIY painting project? Do you have everything you need? I have the ultimate checklist for furniture painting project
During a recent stop at my local thrift store, I was thrilled to find they were holding a huge furniture sale! Once I saw the outstanding prices on these beauties, I didn’t hesitate one second longer before handing over my cash and attempting to squeeze them into my Suburban… Which ultimately was unsuccessful, so I […]
Written by UpCycle Girl Tara When my client asked me to restore her grandmother’s stool, I was more than thrilled. My roots in the restoration industry have been with true antiques. I have spent years studying and learning about authenticity, visiting historical places and learning proper restoration practices. This particular stool just needed new upholstery. […]
Stripping furniture three options on removing the old finish.
There are tons of posts on car bondo wood filler, which I do indeed use quite a bit however there are also other options out there that I would like to share with you plus I will share the surfaces the fillers would be used on.
While doing my usual thrift store stops after dropping my kids off I found this beautiful end table! She looked a tad sad and when I heard that it was half off I snatched her up quick!
Since we are such big music lovers, we decided it was time to compile another playlist for you. This one focuses specifically on honoring the “fairer sex,” the ladies! Our last junking music blog was an exclusive interview with Julie Amici. Head over here if you want to learn more about her and her beautiful […]
History of gargoyles
The Upcycle Girls 5 steps to a flawless finish. Aplication, product, workablity, scuffing, going pro.
Every junker has done it: bought something coated in lead paint. Lead paint cautions on furniture is something you should be aware about. Sometimes you just cannot pass up that wonderful junk! Lord knows the things I have worked on and never tested. Recently, just for precautionary reasons, I had my doctor test me for […]