• Jen Bedard

3 Upcycling Projects to Make your Home Shine

Updated: Dec 6, 2019


Decorating is one of the great joys of owning a home, but anyone who loves home decor can attest that buying all new decor every time you’re ready to switch things up in your home can get both pricey and wasteful.

Fortunately, buying new isn’t your only option. Have you ever heard of upcycling? It’s the practice of taking something you already had, and maybe intended to throw away or store, and using it to make something else completely new.

I’ve done some research and taken three things that you might already have in your home, or could easily find in a thrift shop, and turned them into something else entirely - read on to see how!

Turn an Old Picture Frame Into An Elegant Tray

When flipping through any home style magazine, or perusing any decor blog, you’ll inevitably see gorgeous trays being used for display, for serving food, or for keeping jewelry and makeup organized on a vanity or set of dresser drawers.

Unfortunately, these trays are absurdly expensive. Have you ever looked at one while searching for decor? Even the cheaper ones can easily run into the $30-40 range, and that just doesn’t work for me when I could be using something found in the home.

Have you got an old picture frame lying around? Follow these steps to transform it into an elegant tray!