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Etsy Feature: Decomp

Do you want to look like an artist? Then start shopping at the Etsy shop Decomp. This artistic shop is filled with creative and nature inspired clothing, jewelry, and accessories made mostly from recycled and upcycled materials. Meet Nicolette, the creative mind behind Decomp. Each of her organic pieces are planned in great detail. They are visually interesting with a perfect combination of texture and color. Her love of nature shines through in each of her designs. Her favorite material to work with is leather scrap that …

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Weekend Link Round-Up May 6, 2011

Check out this cute upcycled pet bed made from a vintage suitcase. Very clever from the good folks at Atomic Attic. We love this chair. It is a beautifully restored vintage side chair. The perfect combination of vintage style and modern chic. Check out their entire collection at the aptly named Etsy shop Chairy Blossoms. 10 Great Ways to Upcycle Glass Bottles and Jars. Visit Parentables. Yet another article about the growing popularity of Upcycling! Consumer Seal of Approval.

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8 Ideas For Upcycled Garden Markers

In our part of the world, it is time to start planting your garden. Here are some ideas for upcycled garden markers. 1. Old Silverware. You can leave them as is and write on either the back of the spoon or the handle depending on whatever is easiest with a permanent marker. You can also pound the spoon flat and stamp the letters right into the metal. Domestic Simplicity has a simple tutorial for using Modge Podge to adhere labels to the spoons. 2. Save your …

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Turning Water Bottles into Custom Reusable Bags?

[Editor's Note: We invited our friends at ReuseThisBag.com to write this article about their custom reusable bags. They have an interesting story to tell- we encourage you to check them out.] Turning Water Bottles into Custom Reusable Bags? PET, which stands for polyethylene terephthalate, is a plastic resin and a form of polyester. You may be asking yourself the question, “Hey wait, I’m just here to read about cool and interesting things. Why are you telling me this stuff?” To make a long story short, PET is …

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Upcycled Furniture From Farm Chic

Check out the beautiful upcycled furniture from our friends at Farm Chic. Farm Chic specializes in upcycled and antique furniture. They will also create upcycled pieces for you if you have a specific piece you would like repurposed or redone. Farm Chic sells most of their furniture in the United Kingdom and Europe. If you’re able to visit their Cotswolds store, be prepared for an entire furniture shopping experience. Each customer receives individualized attention and service. The owner also runs a B&B where you could stay the night …