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We have spent far too much time dealing with a dealership we purchased our car from 2 months ago (car is in service and unsafe to drive right now), and we actually have an appointment to go back there again tonight so I will keep this short.

I have been re-arranging our apartment over the last week and although I don’t have any super amazing makeovers to show you, I do have 3 easy upcycled projects to share. It’s amazing how even the smallest of projects can make an impact in a room or improve the functionality.

3 Easy Upcycled Projects

We really needed a new key hook rack so we upcycled a piece of reclaimed wood and added some hooks I had from an old key rack. Then we just added some sawtooth hooks to the back and hung it on the wall. Nothing fancy but it goes along with our beachy-rustic vibe, is super functional, took less than 20 minutes to make, and I love that it came from a torn down building that was over 100 years old.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

I painted an old storage shelf we got from Target a loong time ago. It’s not my favorite but I wanted to make it useful for us right now and really needed to brighten up our space. This bad boy took waaaayyy too many coats of homemade chalk paint – I’m talking like 6 coats! It’s not real wood but I think if I had used primer it probably would have taken less coats.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

I had to add this photo because Kobe is just so darn cute. He always has to get into everything when I’m moving stuff around and he especially loves boxes.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

Here is a mirror I bought from Goodwill before we moved into our new apartment. It was my first glaze project but I basically just painted on a couple coats of blue paint and then added some glaze. Not bad for a $5 mirror.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

As you can see I moved the wood shim artwork that was in our hallway out into our living room. I then moved the art that was above our bed into the hallway, and now need to work on another project to replace it. Luckily Eric is cool with the fact that I love to move things around, haha.

Want to upcycled, but need it to be quick? Check out these 3 easy upcycled projects I recently created to add impact and functionality to our home.

And now I am off to the dealership, wish me luck!