Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Yet again the bets are on as to whether we will have a white winter. Despite the spell of unseasonably mild weather, we distinctly remember talk not long ago of a harsh winter filled with snow. As we feature the topic of upcycling from time to time in this blog, we wanted to look at some potential ways to upcycle old furniture – such as kitchen cabinets – this winter.

Sleigh Bells!

What better than to make your own home made sledge?!  The images below give various ideas as to what you could do – and a quick browse through Youtube will find instructional videos to help you if needed.  There are so many styles that you could create, but an old kitchen cabinet – either in its entirety or just some of the material –  or drawer could be a very good start.


Robot Wars

We’ve recently re-discovered this programme! For the uninitiated, it features teams of people with homemade robots that then engage in a remote-controlled fight, with the last one to remain undamaged and operational the winner.

For family fun this winter – and depending on the age of the participants! – you could stage a scaled-down version, with participants making objects from a range of old kitchen cabinets, drawers, fixtures and fittings. They don’t necessarily have to move or fight: for younger children just a competition to judge the best one could work (with of course the result being a draw and prizes for everyone!).


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Flower Up your home

Whether for winter decor or a New Year refresh, you can make stylish planters out of old kitchen cabinets or drawers. With a bit of sanding and painting – plus varnishing if you want to add a sheen – you can quickly and easily have a planter fit for the season, either for floral displays or a winter scene.


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We’ve only shared three ideas with you today: you may well have more of your own. As a business that seeks to care for and protect the environment, we’d love to see the results of any upcycling effort!

Do get in touch with us if you try any of the above – or have found other creative ways to upcycle kitchen furniture this winter – and we’d love to feature you in a future blog!