Small Big Changes

So we have over half way through January 2016 and I hope your all sticking to any New Years Resolutions you may have made! I for one am struggling with one of my resolutions already...I vowed to 'get ride of/up cycle all of my furniture pieces that I hate'. We all have theses unloved pieces, the wonky chair, the bedside table that is slightly too short, the broken handle and the hideous lamp shade. But as I am surrounded by uni work and my student bank account is still recovering after christmas I have not had the time/money so far to start with this resolution. I am aiming to do this on a budget by saving the pieces I already have or salvaging pieces by up cycling. Up cycling is a great, cheap and easy way to give your unloved furniture a little TLC. So here are a few images to inspire you for your up cycling. 


This is the easiest way to breath some life back into your furniture. A lick of paint can easily create a completely new look. These chairs are great for two reasons...1. The colour is stunning and 2. The ombre effect is a great twist. 

Image Source Decor8Β 

Image Source Decor8 


This idea is brilliant! Take the drawers out of your piece, paint them, up grade the handles and add wheels on the bottom and they create the best under bed storage. You could do the same thing with vintage suitcases. 

Image Source Giddy Upcycled

Image Source Giddy Upcycled

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I love this bottle idea! Upcycling your favourite bottles into lights...yes this one might take a bit more work...but they look fab!!! I love the coloured cables inside the bottles, you can match them to your scheme or use them as a contrast, its brill! 

Image Source Your Darlings

Image Source Your Darlings


There is no denying we are moving into a digital age, so before you throw out your books in favour of your tablet have a look at this genius use for them. This bedside table is great!! 

Image Source Brit + Co

Image Source Brit + Co

Sometimes the its the small changes that make the biggest difference! I hope this post has given you some inspiration for your new up cycling pieces. As always please feel free to like, share and comment on this post, I would love to see your up cycled creations. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with my day to day! Until next time...

Much love,