My wife’s first computer was a PC with a whopping 40 MB hard drive (I’m a Mac guy myself). I have to laugh at that now because these days storage devices can hold many thousands of times more memory – and we can easily fill a 3GB hard drive in just over a year with all our blog photos! If you’ve ever scratched your head and wondered what you can do with old computer parts, this is the tutorial for you! We took her old computer apart and upcycled the hard drive into a one-of-a-kind clock. Continue reading
Hubs and I have a penchant for curbside finds like the waterfall dresser we’re making over today. If you follow us on a regular basis, you’ll know that we are big on saving things from landfil! Continue reading
This duct tape pop art portrait will help you get your craft mojo on! Continue reading
Whenever I look at the recycle pile, I see untapped potential. Little did I know that when I had an epiphany about the tuna can one day while making lunch, creating tuna can swing outs would be so addictive! I had never seen it done anywhere before, so it was quite an interesting challenge to figure out the mechanics of it. Hubs raised an eyebrow when I tried to explain it, but let me carry on with my experiment! Continue reading
When you think of wall art for the bedroom, stained glass probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but I think incorporating a piece of stained glass can make a stunning addition to any bedroom decor! Continue reading
You may be a little doubtful that you can turn a tuna can into something you’d want to put on full display in the bedroom, kitchen or office, but have a look at the video. My catchall is both attractive and useful – in an industrial sort of way 🙂 Continue reading
I was so excited when Hubs found an entire box of shot glasses in the garbage – one dozen to be exact! He was going to donate them because they had a branded logo printed on them. Unbelievably, he didn’t think I could do anything with them. Boy was he wrong! And given the time of year, of course I found a way to make them look festive for the season! Continue reading
We always seem to have more reusable shopping bags than we know what to do with so today I’m showing you how to upcycle them into a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) bag. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s handy to have a bag to carry some spirits to get into the spirit. Of course, it goes without saying that it could also carry a non-alcoholic drink instead; don’t forget about those designated drivers!
Did you know that you can make shrink art from a recycled clamshell bearing the number 6? I used to toss them in the blue bin until I discovered this fun fact. I had to try it for myself! Just for fun, I personalized my shrink art by converting a real picture; you’ll see how that looks in the reveal.
A few years ago, we were at an outdoor antique market in Aberfoyle, Ontario looking at these funky metal lamps wondering if we could find space for them. As the story goes, they were originally from a psychiatric hospital. What we loved about them were the curvy lines and retro look. Continue reading
You may have seen the powder room makeover we posted last year. Today we’re focusing on one of the elements: the unique medicine cabinet. At Birdz of a Feather, we’re all about upcycling so when it came time to renovate our small powder room, we wanted to do it as sustainably as possible. Continue reading
What do you get a Mom who has reached an 80th milestone? That’s a rhetorical question of course, but if you love to upcycle, like me, you get your craft mojo on! Continue reading