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Earth Day Ideas

Earth Day should be everyday, but this year it’s celebrated on April 22, 2014!  Let me inspire you with some refreshing ideas!

I don’t think Earth Day ever entered my mind when I did any makeovers from recycled items.

It’s always been about saving money and reusing what I already had.

Here are some ideas for up-cycling and refreshing!

Use burlap and coffee cans for table decor.

DIY Wedding

Create a beautiful coat rack from old barn wood.

A Handcrafted Home

Repurpose 2 old pieces of furniture and create an awesome hall tree!

Hall tree #repurposed

How about those old TV armoires?  Create an extra storage, with a closet rod, baskets and paint:

TV armoire up-cycled for extra storage

Outdated and ordinary becomes bright and beautiful!

Outdated Dresser becomes a pop of color!

I up-cycle old boxes for storage.

Washi Tape Organzier


I use old suitcases for a side table, they make great storage and create a unique look in a collected room.

Suitcase side table #upcycle

Refresh pieces bought at yard sales and Goodwill, like this sofa table.  It only takes a little elbow grease, paint and stain.

Miss Mustard Seed Grain Sack

Or create a one of a kind side table with a fallen tree!


stump tableThanks to Karah from The Space Between, I am inspired to recycle even more!  I pre-ordered her new book and I can’t wait to get it.  Until then I will be collecting wood/pallets. DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space (this is my Amazon affiliate link, you can pre-order too!)

DIY Wood Pallet Projects
How are you celebrating Earth Day??  Let me know if you try any of my Earth Day Ideas!

Up-cycle, refresh, recycle #repurpose #reuse #recycle #refresh


  1. Great post, Deb! You were green before being green was cool… 🙂
    Xo Heidi

  2. Love all your Earth Day ideas Debbie! I really want to get my hands on some old suitcases now! Thanks for all the inspiration. Have a great week!

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