What is upcycling?
Upcycling is taking something old and turning into something new or useful. Upcycling is also something that I love!

My sister had these two matching home decor wall pieces that she got from Gordmans. They were dinged up and didn’t match her home decor so she put it in her goodwill pile. No way Jose! I snatched them up right away because I saw potential.

They sat in my closet for almost a year (woops) before I did anything with them. I was waiting for inspiration to strike and I didn’t want to waste anything!

As I was fixing up the basement, I finally found a way to use them.

Before:

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After:
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Basically all I did (okay, let’s be real, my husband did it) was used a wire cutter to take everything out and get the frame. With some twine and clothespins, I had a cute twine frame to hang stuff up on!

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2 Comments

  1. Renee

    October 7, 2016 at 1:58 am

    How fun! What a clever idea. Love that Paris card. Ahhhh it’s coming soon!!

    1. carolynarentson@gmail.com

      October 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you! And I know! Ah!!

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