Upcycling, It's a Green Thing

I am good at recycling.  I love antique furniture so I've been re-using old and pre-owned items to decorate our home for years! Now I have to develop a new skill, UPCYCLING.

Upclycling is using old things to make new things, like this suitcase chest of drawers by James Plumb.   Upcycling isn't a new idea.  Our grannies used to do it when they made pieced quilts out of old clothing.  

But granny never thought of making a pet bed out of an old suitcase!  Ok, some of the upcycled creations are bit too whimsical for my taste, but I think it's a great idea.

This lovely bicycle combines recycling and upcycling.  Even the box is handmade from reclaimed wood.  For more upcycling ideas and tips on how you can be more 'Green' visit  Start.  They have lots of easy suggestions on how you can make small changes that will make a big difference environmentally.  Who said it isn't easy being green!


  1. O how I love a good upcycle or recycle or repurpose! I think it is a wise idea, saves loads of money and feels like you are doing good things for the environment. Its a win win!

  2. Make do and mend is the motto of the day! Then have tea and cake to celebrate!:)


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