Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Repurpose Upcycle Reuse What You Already Have
Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you stopping by. Last night I was thinking of repurposing, reusing, upcycling, and how many times can we do this to particular items. How many items in your home have been repurposed, and reused in some way. Also, are the repurposed projects from home, were they found items while thrifting, or were some pieces handmade by others.
I LOVE to repurpose, upcycle, and reuse things myself. It can be more cost effective using what you already have, it’s fun to thrift for items to use, and these projects are great for your home or reselling too. Another reason to repurpose is that some of your pieces already have character, maybe some patina, some of their own details, and so on. Newer pieces do not have some of this. So, before you buy new have a look around. Carefully look for some pieces that you could reinvent. Some of the pieces might just need a little updating which could be new material, maybe united with another piece, paint touch up, some kind of new hardware, and so on. Just have fun reimagining them in new ways.
Remember I am suggesting some ideas before we start throwing things away, or sending them off some where. Nearly everything has possibilities for a second life. Seeing beyond what things are to what they can be can be fun, and a money saver too. A few ideas have been shared below of images shared for viewing.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Welcome to LilacsNDreams, and happy to have you stopping by. As I have mentioned many times I so enjoy repurposing, and upcycling different pieces that I find. Below I am showing you a project that had been completed, and had SOLD too.
When I started my venture with repurposing I had a lot of fun creating all different pedestal plate stands. Some were done with bigger dinner plates, or serving plates. Some were also done with sandwich desert plates too. Most of the bases used were from glass candle holders, wooden candle holders, sometimes I used a large coffee mug, a beautiful glass goblet that was a lonely piece, and if I seen possibilities with uniting pieces together I would do so. Sometimes a wooden base might have been painted, maybe some kind of decorative paper was used, and other times they were used as found. Many times pieces used were used pieces that looked like new, maybe had a minor flaw that was covered and noted, and once in a while I would find a new piece to use too.
Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, be safe, and hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend Everyone!
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Repurpose Upcycle Reuse Recycle With Discarded Treasures
Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you visiting with me today. Along with many others I will spend time roaming the internet researching, learning, reading, shopping, viewing pictures and ideas, and so on. I enjoy seeing creations of what people are making, what they are doing, how they are doing it, any instructions, and etc. I enjoy creating things, find it relaxing, its fun putting thoughts and ideas into something, and I find the little things bring a smile to my face, and hopefully yours as well.
Sometimes common words used get used in many ways that I lose track of what the actual definition might be. So, I am sharing a little list here hoping to also help others too. These are definitions to some words when I googled them.
* Repurpose : You take one thing and use it for something else (repurpose it) before it goes through any breakdown, and reformation. For instance a shirt being used to make a handbag, or shopping bag. Maybe a metal pipe into a sculpture. Use something in a new way.
* Upcycle : Is familiar to recycling in that you are taking something, and reworking it into a new form for continued use. Main difference being you are not altering it’s form back into it’s components for reuse.
* Reuse : Whatever the purpose, you basically reuse the item for the same purpose more than one time
* Recycle : Return (material) to a previous stage of cyclic process; convert waste to a reusable material. For example a recycled box is broken down, and made into new cardboard. Or, plastic is broke down , and melted into new plastic.
I know it can be confusing sometimes, but it also determines how we use the words and how we explain them to mean too.
Repurpose Vintage Items by giving new life to something already owned. Many things around a persons home that this can be done with. If you are like me, you won’t throw anything away because you might be able to use it some day. Looking through magazines, looking through thrift stores, roaming yard sales, and digging through junk there are always possibilities with things.
I adore those who use bits, and pieces from the past to create something new to enjoy. Seeing beyond what it is, to what it can be makes wonderful one-of-a-kind treasures to enjoy for many more years.
See how much fun junk can be? Hope you all enjoyed this topic today, and was able to maybe get a smile about a treasure or memory, see things in a different way, a little word definition assistance, and of course to maybe help you creating some ideas. If not reusing pieces as is, why not repurpose them in ways for you to enjoy, and cherish a little bit longer. Don’t forget the smile you could have with cherished memories too.
Thank You for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Have fun, enjoy, and be safe everyone. I look forward to your next visit.
Monday, March 14, 2022
It’s the beginning of the week, and I wish you all a great week! Take care, Happy Crafting and Treasure Hunting Everyone! Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams! See you next time.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022