A winner! #WalesOnline has a poll for Best #Upcycle of the Year!

WalesOnline | Upcycle of year winner!

WalesOnline | Upcycle of year winner!

Suzi Dorey | WalesOnline Upcycle of the Year Winner!

Suzi Dorey | WalesOnline Upcycle of the Year Winner!

There is a winner!  #WalesOnline chose their winning entry! Suzi Dorey won the best upcycle of the year with her garden mirrors.  She achieved the dappled, distressed look for the mirrors with Rust-oleum Mirror Effect.

Rust-oleum | Mirror Effect

Rust-oleum | Mirror Effect

 

 

I have several upcycles in progress that I can use this on!  Thanks for the tip, Suzi!  And congrats!

 

 

 

From #WalesOnlineUK

Vote! WalesOnline Best Upcycle

Vote! WalesOnline Best Upcycle

The Upcycle Item of the Year category for the #WalesOnline Property Awards in association with Waterstone Homes is a chance for upcycle artists to show their transformative “magic”!

There are (3) shortlisted entries —which one deserves the bragging rights of the #upcycle item of the year?

 

#Ikea— new #catalog out! #DesignTaxi + #Lonny has a review of #2017trends #Upcycling #Design

Inspo Slideshow at Lonny.com

Ikea Design Trends | Lonny.com + Design Taxi

Ikea Design Trends | Lonny.com + Design Taxi

#DesignTaxi has the #trend analysis from Lonny.com—and for all you #upcyclers out there—it is a boon!  Check out the Ikea trends for 2017. Since we strive to #reuse and make things that people will love in their homes, it is good to anticipate the trends and offer upcycled items that folks will #desire!

Ikea Design Trends | Organizing small spaces

Ikea Design Trends | Organizing small spaces

 

Austin Zero Waste Alliance meeting this Tuesday! Come on down!

Austin Zero Waste Alliance

Next Tuesday, July 26, is the monthly meeting of the Austin Zero Waste Alliance (AZWA). We’ll be at Recycled Reads again (5335 Burnet Road) and we’ll be hearing from some awesome new local Zero Waste efforts and discussing our upcoming Compost Tour with the Austin City Council. We’d love to have you there!

WHAT: Austin Zero Waste Alliance Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 7 PM
WHERE: Recycled Reads 5335 Burnet Road
WHY: Help Secure Austin’s Zero Waste future!

We usually have light snacks and it’s a great chance to network and socialize with like-minded Zero Waste enthusiasts.

#ReLoved—Why I love it

Reloved Magazine | Upcycling

Reloved Magazine | Upcycling

I think I have posted about Reloved before, but every month it keeps getting better.  I am also an advocate for #zerowaste—so I subscribe to their blog.  I find new ways to upcycle furniture and textiles in every issue.  Check it out for inspiration!

They also co-sponsor #upcycling competitions.

 

 

Via #TreeHugger #BeruKids #Ethical #Sustainable clothes

berukids-playsetVia TreeHugger

One of the beauties of #sustainable #fashion is that you get to problem solve and look at #waste as a resource.  Beru Kids is doing just that!  They are taking #deadstock and making wonderful kids clothing that is locally sourced and ethical.  I love these playsets and their ethos.

Beru Kids | Button tank

Beru Kids | Button tank