From time to time we hear our relatives or friends relating a story on how they’ve found a simple white table or dresser at IKEA at sale and finally changed the old one. Most of the time they simply throw the old piece away as well. It might sound natural for some but if you take a few minutes to think about how things go in the world we bet you will find this aspect really sad. It`s natural to replace and renew things in our home of course but discarding things with ease is not. It is natural to choose items for aesthetic values at the present time but forgetting how they’ve initially looked and what they`ve made out off is not. Upcycling furniture projects do come in handy in discussion as they rebuild, remake and renew an old item and along with it an entire decor or an entire lifestyle.
We realize that not every individual has all the conditions to start and sand or paint pieces of furniture in their home nor do we imply that they should upcycle everything rather than replace it. All we say is that our trash can be a treasure for someone else. Be the change that you would like to see in the world and start by asking people around if they need your old pieces. There are thousands of DIY groups of enthusiasts that would simply love to find an old armoire and refurbish it, some of them will actually use the item in their home while others might refurbish and sell it, either way the item will be put to far better use and moreover the energy and resources invested initially into the creation of the item will not go to waste.
We would love to hear you opinion on this matter and we highly encourage every individual to recycle and upcycle all that they can. By making a small change in your lifestyle you will become an inspiration to others around you. Be the change that you would like to see in the world. Further on you will find a few pieces of upcycled furniture projects that we have found inspiring. Color enhances every piece and makes them ideal for a shabby chic or scandinavian interior design line .
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