To me, recycling is about everything – think wider than furniture, cutlery and crockery, make use of all the little bits that you received from a house clean or move. These projects are all about the little odd things that will end up in the recycle bin.
A bag of sigarette filters was in one of the boxes I received. This find inspired me to glue it around the boundery line of the drawn silhouette on a pan. It gave the slihoutte some depth and texture.
Spoiled milk paperweights
I used old cremeboule jars filled them with white plaster to give a milk effect and place a plastic flie on top of the wet plaster. It all sets beautifully.
I am not sure what you do with three back scratchers but they came to great use for this project. A metal saw helped me to cut the plastic hands from the handle. Fasten it to the wood with thin screws and a drill, then decorate it with black ribbon for a neat look.
Sharpies are great to give any plain object a new coat. Masking tape was my pattern guide and a bended ruler helped me to draw straight sharpie lines.
Sustaining cracked glass
A single felt table mat sustained the crackes on this glass vase. Use fabric glue to fasten it on the glass, allow to dry and display. Ideal for a candle or tealight holder.
Crisscross vinyl table tray
Old vinyl bag
Staple gun and bullets
White insulation tape
White acrylic paint, brush and roller
- The table was in a good condition and only needed a good sanding to remove the varnish. When sanding varnish from wood, use a fine grade of sandpaper to prevent the wood from being scratched. Wipe it with a damp cloth to clean off any sanding dust.
- Paint the legs and the top with white paint. I used an acrylic paint and a small foam roller for a smooth finish. Apply two to three coats. Between each coat, leave the paint to dry, gently sand it with a fine sandpaper and wipe away any dust with a damp cloth before applying the next layer. When you are satisfied with your table you can add the vinyl tray
- Cut the vinyl bag open all along the zip and make sure that you have a rectangle piece of vinyl that can fit underneath the table. Use the white insulation tape to neaten the edges of the rectangular piece of vinyl.
- Fasten the vinyl to the wood underneath the table top with the staple gun all along the two sides opposite each other to form a tray.
- Your newly made table is ready to display books.