March 19, 2012

Caught My Eye

Good morning my pretties, hope you had a glorious weekend. You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure and currently, I'm obsessed with the idea of upcycling - giving old pieces of furniture or useless objects a makeover to create something new and exciting. No, no, no, I'm not talking about sanding and slapping on some paint or stain on an op-shop find... I'm talking about taking an object and turning it into something with a new purpose - a complete reinvention. Enter my latest find, Decor Hacks, a site that showcases some of the best furniture/object transformations. Here are some of my favourites...

I love the look of this tree branch lamp...

Tree lamp
From Garden Design via Decor Hacks

How about a door-turned-coffee table...

Door coffee table
From Unskinny Boppy via Decor Hack

Book shelving (literally!)

Book shelving
From Real Simple via Decor Hack

I adore this side table made from a log slice and a cheap ikea stool...

Log slice side table
From Seakettle via Decor Hack

Working with a small backyard? Check out this space-saving planter wall made from humble cinder blocks... (side note: love the acapulco chair - this is where you can get one)

DIY Planter
From Traditionally Modern Designs via Decor Hack

How about this mismatched chair bench...

Mismatched Chair Bench
From Kindall's Creations via Decor Hack

I am sucker for old suitcases so I'm loving this vintage suitcase coffee table...

Vintage suitcase coffee table
From Design Sponge via Decor Hack

The best part about repurposing objects or furniture is creating your very own, one-of-a-kind piece - pretty awesome huh! I have a number of projects swirling around in my mind and when time permits, I'll be sure to share with you. Until then, tell me about your own 'hack' - whether it be for your home or for your wedding, I'd love to hear.

Jackie xo


  1. What a great site! I was going to get some work done but I just have to check it out further. There goes my day...xx

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