9 ways to give a new lease of life to household items

Sometimes I like to go "shopping" at home for items to alter. You would be surprised at the fun stuff you can find if you really "explore" your home. Here are 9 ways to give a new lease of life to household items.

Two way board for Xyron and Paper Smooches

1. Make a two-way board with packaging sponge, old denim fabric and a piece of wood. You can pin your fave photos and use a chalkboard marker to write notes.

Meet my yum pan
2. An old frying pan makes a fun decor piece for the kitchen. :)

Using the glass pieces from old lighting

3. Glass pieces from old lighting can be reworked into a pretty glass container for pens.

My "window" for LESSology
4. An old frame can be "beautified" to a display piece for photos and little notes.

The need to "lace-cify" everything
5. An old storage unit gets a makeover with leftover lace, buttons, vellum, chipboard, paint and tassels.

Getting to know my creative process
6. The hardware from old lighting can make a statement on your mixed media canvas.

Why you should order a gin and tonic
7. Decorated mini alcohol bottles look great on display.

Altered project for Let's Get Trendy Now!3
8. An old loofah brush can an awesome base for an altered project.

Mixed media on a mooncake box cover

9. Wrapping tissue, chipboard and colorants can transform an ordinary mooncake box into something a little more magical.

There you have it. 9 ways to give a new lease of life to household items. Which one will you try?

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Dr Sonia S V said...

OOh what a genius of a post Yvonne..love love each one. Cheers
Dr Sonia
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SD pooja said...

This post is filled with Awesomeness ! Though I have seen this projects earlier still I wanted to see them again and read about it !You have given not only new life but beautiful one..The one with lighting glass is my FAV ! Its does not look like you have used household item in the projects but looks like they were made for it !

lavina agarwal said...

loved seeing these all again..gorgeous projects and amazing upcycling!

Cindy deRosier said...

Super cool! Is there anything you can't transform?! What types of things do you actually throw out?

Neha said...

Superb ideas. Specially thr frying pan... So gonna try it

Lisa said...

You are seriously amazing my friend!! Wow!! All of the projects are spectacular!! I love what you did with everything!! I think my favorite might be the hardware lighting on a mixed media canvas!! Genius!! Have a great day :)

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Karon said...

WOW - see your the alter it Queen!!! Love all these, fabulous inspiration! TFS

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YOU ALWAYS ROCK the altered items!! LOVE these!!!!!!

Lucy E. said...

These are amazing projects!!!

Lynn said...

Eight and four are my favorites. I can totally see making a curtained picture frame for a theater buff or turning a loofah brush into a bathroom photo display. Thanks for the awesome 3D inspirations.

Lizzy Hill said...

I really enjoyed looking back on these wonderful art works of yours.....the elctrical/computer bits on the canvas one is still a firm fave.... I think it's cos it looks SOOO not like that at all! Such a joy seeing how your mind thinks for creating outta the box. V clever!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

You always have such unique and amazing ideas, Yvonne! Just goes to show your true brilliance!

Annette Allen said...

you go girl with all your amazing creativity..

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow you have amazing ideas! I especially love the window that you made!

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