Posts tagged pillow
Posts tagged pillow
It’s That Time of Year!!!!
Call it a Yard/ Garage/ Rummage Sale! They are coming and I went to my first one on Thursday!!!! Even though I’m always looking for junk, I get really excited during Sale season because that means it’s time to find some fun stuff to Upcycle and start brainstorming ideas! On Thursday I purchased 17 glass candles holders for $4.25 that I plan to add some decoration to. I also purchased an unused ikea red and black dish towel for $0.10 and a pink owl tshirt for $1 that will either make a great pieces of art or pillows. Alright time to Upcycle!!!
Many Items Upcycled Into One Piece
I recently was at a friend’s house and his mom showed me this great piece of upcycled furniture that is in their front entry. This piece was purchased at a small shop in Parkville, MO and is a limited edition since the artist has since passed. The frame is made from an old bed frame (which is similar to a DIY project previously posted). The cushion is covered with canvas which looks like a shower curtain but I’m not sure and the artist has painted it. The cushion is stuffed with bed pillows but the most interesting part is the fact that the decorative balls are tennis balls covered in canvas! I love the creativity of materials used on this piece.
before- tshirt & $2.99 pillow
after- colorful unique pillows
Sell with campus closed today and classes canceled, it seemed like a great day to do a little Upcycling. This is one of my favorite projects that is pretty easy to do. Everyone has a tshirt that they love the design on it and for some reason they can’t wear it anymore but you don’t want to throw it away. I have taken those tshirts and made them into simple pillow covers to add some life to a couch or bed. Pilows can be purchased at a thrift store for cheap, such as the one I got above for just $2.99 each. The green and grey pillows are simply made from just one tshirt. The blue pillow is made from a tshirt that had a cool design but I didn’t want the writing so I cut out the design and sewed it onto a piece of scrap fabric.