Upcycling Posts

How To Make Teacup Succulent Gardens

how to make teacup succulents - a very easy DIY project to do at home with vintage teacups and succulent cuttings

  There is nothing as perfect as a match between a teacup and a succulent! Two of my favourite things! And there are so many teacups available in op shops and thrift stores, as well as being able to strike succulents from cuttings, making it an easy DIY job with a big impact. I have…

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Upholstery Art with Antiquate

upholstered chair using recycled fabrics

Kerri Hollingsworth from Sustainable home Hub business Antiquate, is not only a furniture restorer, but an incredible artist. Based in Taggerty, Central Victoria, she upholsters furniture with a difference. The materials she uses vary from job to job, but she tries to steer clear of synthetic materials. For example, some upholstered chairs need foam cushions as that…

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Recycling and Reinventing with McLaren Unvaled

Upcycled furniture using Mezzie+Frank Chalk Paint - AUstralian made chalk paint

Anni Rhodes from Mclaren Unvaled calls herself a ‘boomerpreneur’. She had to reinvent herself at 51 when her corporate career came to an end, after the end of a big contract with government that didn’t continue. She was newly separated, renting in McLaren Vale, jobless and scared stiff. So she started a business! She was already…

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Recycled Picture Frames & Homewares

Mulbury manufacture furniture, homewares and picture frames using recycled Australian hardwood timber, mainly Victorian Ash. So far they have saved over 20,000 lineal meters of Australian hardwood from going to waste. Joining our Sustainable Home Hub, the team at Mulbury only use recycled Australian hardwood timbers that would otherwise go to waste and landfill. “We hand…

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