Take Your Space From Weak to Sleek With These Upcycling Ideas!

February 24, 2020
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Spring is nearly upon us and it is time to spring into action! While we are all familiar with the idea of “spring cleaning,” what if we told you there’s a way you can take it up a notch? Letgo is the ultimate app to help you declutter your home, while also making a profit.

 

Updating your space can cost a fortune. That’s why we partnered with letgo to not only show you the cheap, hidden treasures you can find on the app, but also provide you with easy hacks to create statement pieces for your home.

 

Selling pieces on letgo puts a little extra cash in your pocket and lets you make room for new decor that will transform your space! Because honestly, the stuff we have isn’t always the right stuff. Your old office chair that has been sitting in the garage, unused, for months can be transformed into someone else’s chic seat. Your neighbor may no longer need that window panel, but you can turn it into a functional photo frame that will look perfect in your updated entry way.

 

Letgo makes it simple to buy and sell locally. Join the millions of others who have downloaded letgo and start selling and browsing for free, today!

Mini Greenhouse

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Materials:

  • 6 Picture Frames
  • Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Succulents

Instructions: 

  1. Remove the glass and backing from frames
  2. Spray paint the frames
  3. Replace the glass in the frames and hot glue to secure
  4. Hot glue 2 frames together on the short end at a right angle
  5. Repeat with another pair of frames
  6. Glue these together to create a square
  7. Hot glue the remaining 2 frames together on the long end at a right angle
  8. Place on top of the square to create a roof and glue to secure
  9. Add succulents

 

Window Panel Frame

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Materials:

  • Window panel
  • Photos
  • Laminate Sheets
  • Cloth
  • Iron
  • Drill
  • Coat Hooks

Instructions:

  1. Place a photo inside a laminate sheet
  2. Cover with the cloth and iron to laminate the photo
  3. Repeat for each photo
  4. Using the drill, attach the coat hooks to the bottom of the window panel
  5. Place a photo in each window segment 

Hidden Trash Can Cabinet

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Materials:

  • Cabinet
  • Spray Paint
  • Drill
  • Chain
  • 2 Screw Eyes
  • Trash Can
  • Adhesive Picture Hanging Hooks

Instructions: 

  1. Remove the cabinet door
  2. Attach the door to the bottom of the cabinet with hinges
  3. Remove the handle from the door
  4. Spray paint the cabinet
  5. Attach the handle to the top of the door
  6. Add screw eyes to the inside of the cabinet and the inside of the door
  7. Add chain between the 2 screw eyes
  8. Add adhesive hooks to the inside of the door
  9. Hang trash can on the adhesive hooks

Faux Fur Office Chair

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Materials: 

  • Desk chair
  • Faux fur
  • Gold spray paint
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions: 

  1. Spray paint everything but the cushions
  2. Cut the faux fur with 1in border all the way around 
  3. Glue the fur to the cushion using hot glue
  4. Tuck in the excess fur between the cushion and the chair base 

Modern Candle

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Materials:

  • Lamp
  • Spray Paint
  • Pillar Candle 

Instructions: 

  1. Remove the hardware and electrical components from lamp so you’re left with just the base
  2. Spray paint the lamp base
  3. Place a pillar candle on top

Bubble Chandelier

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Materials:

  • Lampshade
  • Wire
  • Clear Christmas Ornaments
  • Chandelier Chain with Crystals
  • Chandelier Crystals
  • Pendant light Fixture
  • Metal Ribbon 

Instructions:

  1. Remove the covering from lampshade so you’re left with just the wire base
  2. Wrap wire around the center and outside of the lamp base to create extra spokes
  3. Hang ornaments with chandelier chain at varying lengths, alternating spokes between each layer to create an inverted pyramid shape
  4. Add crystals between the ornaments as desired
  5. Add the pendant light fixture
  6. Attach metal ribbon around the base with hot glue