Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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I love upcycling. I am all about keeping furniture and other items out of the landfill by finding other uses for them. After all, why throw it away when you can use it for something else? I got some some serious upcycled furniture inspiration the last time I watched Home Made Simple on OWN. I have been scouting the thrift stores since then looking for something to upcycle.
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Upcycled Furniture Inspiration from Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple TV has a new season on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network) that you can tune into Saturday mornings at 9AM. Each week the host shows a couple who is stuck in some sort of design challenge how they can achieve their goals. They share helpful tips, tricks and shortcuts that the home owners can use. I love that these projects are simple so they are things that your average person can tackle.
In one of my favorite episodes (Kitty City to City Chic 3/29), Home Made Simple TV treated a cat lover to an old world living room perfect for entertaining, complete with a new built-in antiqued shelving unit, Moroccan inspired side table, an over-dyed rug for just dollars and a special surprise! I really love the ideas that they came up with.
For the built in antiqued shelving unit, they put mirrors on the back which helps brighten up the room and is a great way to show off your collectibles. While we already have a shelving unit, I’m sure there is a way that I can put mirrors on the back of the shelves myself.
The Moroccan inspired table was a small table that they spray painted and then attached a silver platter to the top. I have my eyes open for a little table to try this myself. I think it would be the perfect accent piece in our entertainment room.
My favorite upcycled furniture inspiration came from the cat bed they made for their kitties. Since she is a cat lover and works with rescues, they turned an old vintage style television stand into a cat bed. They took out the workings on the television so only the wooden stand was left and they created a special place for their cats.
If you’re looking for design inspiration for your own home or upcycled furniture inspiration for creative DIY’s you want to do, you need to tune in to Home Made Simple TV on OWN Saturday mornings at 9AM.
Home Made Simple is my new Saturday morning routine and design destination! Be sure to tune in on Saturday mornings at 9am/8c, only on OWN.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Home Made Simple TV. The opinions and text are all mine.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.