Designing serene, intimate spaces doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and take a few risks. This collection of front-page news has major impact as a feature wall. It’s suddenly a quirky black and white wallpaper that’s sure to put a smiles on guests’ faces. This type of upcycling deserves a little good press, indeed!
Do-it-yourselfers with medium-level skills can turn leftover lumber into a cutting board by cutting it to size (12-inches-by-16-inches works well), sanding it, staining it and then sealing it with several coats of water-based sealant. Add shape and sheen to the sides with stainless steel washers and screws.
This porch party was put together by upcycling basic household items and leftover building materials — including lumber that was sanded, stained, sealed and decorated with stainless steel washers and screws.