I love other people’s stuff!! I have an entire store based on other people’s stuff!! I spend one morning every week browsing the thrift stores and antique shops looking for hidden diamonds in the rough (I call this junking).
What I like most of all, is to take other people’s discards and turn them into something new for me, or for someone else.
Upcycling is an important concept in keeping up with the 3 Rs: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse! It’s good for the environment, and your pocketbook. It can take time to build up your upcycling skills, but it’s worth it. Mother Nature will thank you, and you’ll be rewarded with the satisfaction of a unique item for yourself or to gift (or sell!).
There are many tutorials online, including many very helpful videos.