Upcycling has become really popular as we now spend more time at home and transforming our spaces to enjoy them better.
It’s a cost-effective way to make updates and it’s also really enjoyable: it’s so satisfying to transform something old or worn and give it a new lease of life. It’s also super environmentally friendly so everyone’s a winner.
The Stroll team have become something of a dab hand at this upcycling malarkey, sharing projects, tips and tricks that we’ve all gotten excited about. So, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide that you can use to get a few of your own projects on the go…
Our Favourite Things to Upcycle at Home
Ideas for Upcycling
These are just a few of the things that you might have to hand and are easy to upcycle.
Handy Tip – Ask family and friends if you can have a rummage around in their attic. You just might come across something that could easily be salvageable and take pride of place in your home once you’ve worked your magic!
Get Some Inspo for Upcycling
Social media is awash with upcycling ideas!
Follow celebrity upcyclers – we love Stacey Solomon – and get a Pinterest board together to start getting ideas for styles and colours – anything is possible!
Our Top Upcycling Tips and Tricks
Every project is different, but they all have to start somewhere. In most cases, with the basics:
- Wipe down and sand your furniture
- Use the recommended coats of paint for the best finish - follow the instructions!
- Don’t underestimate the power of vanish. It’s a wonder.
If you do try your hand at upcycling, post your pictures and tag us on social media – we’re always looking for new ideas and inspo too!