Creative Projects – Upcycling!

I follow lots of craft blogs, they always talk about wonderfully inspiring projects. I love seeing what people can do! Sometimes I read them and am in awe by the amazing-ness of the projects taken on. And sometimes, I read them and think: That’s so wonderful and simple, why haven’t I done this before?

One of these sorts of projects is the DIY, upcycling, home improvement project where you take an old, beat up and often, ugly thing and give it fresh life with a coat or two of spray paint. So, this week, I decided to give it a try!

This is really only an intermediate step, I’m not completely finished with these things, but I was so excited that I had to share pictures of the process:

Before

After

I’ve got a fantastic lamp shade to top off that (newly) gorgeous white lamp. And, for the frames, I’m going to paint one bright red and the other I’m vacillating between bright orange or yellow… we shall see. But already these things are all much improved from the dark colored, chipped states they were in before. Hooray for upcycling!

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Author: momo211

I've been active in the arts pretty much my entire life. Growing up, my home was filled with creativity; my dad's an accomplished painter and my mom has always harbored a great love for music and art and they passed it on down to their kids. When I was a little, my parents saw my avid interest (and inclination to draw on any available space - including school tests and myself) and they gave me a sketch book for my birthday and things have just blossomed from there. Officially, my main focus of study has been music, but my true love has always been art. I've been commissioned as an illustrator for kids books, a portrait painter, creator of center pieces for private parties and, most recently, a designer of kids clothes. My aim is for the designs to express a whimsical and playful feel to reflect the essence of childhood. However, I also strive to branch out from the generic "pink princess" and "sports fan" designs that are so prevalent out there. Every kid has their own personality, why not express it?

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