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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!

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    1. Thank you Shawna! I used Valspar Asphaltum Glaze on the mirror which I had picked up from Home Depot.

      The dealership came through and covered the $1600 service charge. It was on issues we started having with the car within 30 days of buying it so I felt like they should cover it. Especially considering the service manager said it was unsafe to drive and they never should have sold it to us in the first place and he was surprised it passed inspections. It’s crazy though because the car drove great and we wouldn’t have had any idea if the service light hadn’t come on. It’s all figured out though so that’s the good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Katie

    1. Hi Corey! Sorry for the late response but your comment ended up in the spam folder for some reason. Luckily we got the car situation all figured out, whew! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  1. Kobe is super cute! Love the glazed mirror! What color glaze did you use? I have a cupboard I’d like to try some on. The cupboard is already painted a light charcoal. Pinned:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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