3 Favorite Upcycle/Recycle Projects

In honor of Earth Day this weekend, I thought we'd take a trip down memory lane to look at a few favorite upcycle/recycle projects from the Cottage.  Let's get started...
First up is the key rack turned into a jewelry organizer.  
I'd been looking for something for quite a while when I came across this key rack at a flea market:
Big difference, huh?  To read all about the transformation, click HERE.

My second project is this sweet, little planter:
This was also found at a flea market with a very 1970's look:
This planter lived on my front porch all Spring, Summer, and Fall.  For the Winter, it came inside.  I'm hoping it will have a new porch very soon.  To read how it was transformed, click HERE.

Last, but not least is the card catalog:
I've always wanted one, so when an old friend told me he had one in his garage and I could have it...I nearly fell over!  Here's the before:
It didn't need much work, just some cleaning and polishing.  For the full story, click HERE.

Happy Earth Day, Everyone! Do you have a favorite upcycle/recycle project?  If you do, I'd love to hear about it.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. You showed some good projects here. As bloggers who love to upcycle every day is Earth Day for us.

    1. Thank you, Debra, and, yes, every day is Earth Day!
      So glad you stopped by.

  2. I love all these projects! Happy Earth Day!!


  3. Fantastic projects!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting on my post about Retirement!! I enjoyed reading your heart felt comment!!

    1. Thanks, Debbie! It's always fun to visit your blog.
      Have a great week!

  4. All three are just lovely but I think the planter is my favourite. It's just so pretty. Fingers crossed for some good weather soon so it can go back out on display.

    1. Thank you, Julie. Good news, we actually have temperatures in the upper 60's today. I think Spring might be here!
      So glad you stopped by!

  5. What a wonderful collection of upcycled projects! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. I love upcycling and these are just lovely! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

  7. The card catalogue is my favorite because it was given to you. I too wont pay alot for things i want to upcycle (or thrifted) its that much more rewarding to save the world and the wallet at the same time. Thanks for sharing my favorite crafts are upcycled and made from scraps and odds and ends

    1. Thank you so much. I really love that card catalog too!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage - come back again soon!

  8. I love the card catalog! What a fantastic gift. I worked in a technical library for about 5 years and have a fondness for library memorabilia. My husband and I upcycled an old computer armoir into a TV armoir and we are now enjoying it in our living room. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, it really is special. I love armoires - bet yours is beautiful!
      Thank you so much for visiting the Cottage.


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