Upcycle: From Ugly Duckling to Swan

I love to go to the stores that carry old and sometimes quite ugly stuff.  I look for possibilities of making something that looks rather ugly or old and make it into a fabulous piece of art.

Sometimes we need to look past the obvious and see the beauty within

Here are a couple of things that I found and made into pieces of art.

Picked this up at a Goodwill store, all dusty and falling apart
Picked this up at a Goodwill store, all dusty and falling apart
UpCycled to a beautiful work of art
Upcycled to a beautiful work of art

Years ago, I purchased this piece at one of the discount stores and was hoping to decorate on a budget.  I had it up and then put away for a couple of years and promptly forgot about it, until one day, I happened to come across it again (while looking for something else of course) and immediately had an idea to take it apart and make it an art piece.  These were one of my very first Gerbera Daisies.

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Found at a discount department store
UpCycled Gerbera Daisies
Upcycled Gerbera Daisies

The hunt for other interesting or ugly/old pieces continues….always looking for the beauty within.

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