Computer Hard Drive Clock

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

Tuna Can Swing Out Storage Tower

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

Shot Glasses Upcycle

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

BYOB Upcycled Gift Bag: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

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!
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Vintage Steno Chair Update: Transform Vinyl with Paint

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