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.:DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys:.

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

Things have been a bit quiet on Almost Apricot for a few weeksΒ due to moving house and no internet, but everything is back on track now! Speaking of houses and furniture, two weekends ago, I was invited to The Old School ClubΒ to take part in #UpcycleWithCurrys – to upcycle a used washing machine drum into a piece of furniture or homeware. The options we could make were: a side table, a lamp shade, a footstool, a shelf or a decorative storage box. Since I was moving, I chose theΒ side table as I thought it would fit quite nicely into my new house…

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

Once everything was explained, we couldn’t wait to get started and pick our projects. After a quick look around at the materials available and a sketch of what we wanted our projects to look like, my table group and IΒ spent most of the afternoon in the workshop next door drilling holes for castors and figuring out how to attach our table tops.

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

I picked a nice bit of round slate (a pizza plate I believe!) and set about trying to find ways of attaching it. I picked quite a tall washing machine drum with a high opening so it proved quite tricky at first, but with the help of Inma who runs The Old School Club, we managed to find a solution! I stuck my slate onto a corner shelf which was cut to size and then fixed to my drum by a long screw. It means that my top slides on and off so I can use my side table as storage too!

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

I didn’t have enough time to paint my table at the event, so I waited until I got home. I decided on Dove Pale Grey for the main body and a bit of metallic on the top as it matches my home decor. I decided to keep the wood natural to give it a contrast against the slate and here’s my final finished table! Something a little bit different and definitely a talking point for anyone visiting my house…

DIY: #UpcycleWithCurrys

Thanks Joes Bloggers for the invite and Currys for putting the event on. It’s definitely making me want to get on with a few more DIY’s for my new place! Maybe it will inspire you to give some upcycling a try too?

.:M:.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    sam
    April 10, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Looks really good with it painted. Love the metalic top! Mine is a little too high for a foot stall but works well as a seat. Lovely to see you! x

    • Reply
      almostapricot
      April 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you! Yours looks fab too, it’s nice as a seat! Lovely to see you too :) xx

  • Reply
    Alina
    April 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I really love yours. Think it’s my fave out of the bunch :) very impressed and can’t wait to do my own !

    Alina x

    • Reply
      almostapricot
      April 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you! It turned out better than I expected! :) Lovely to see all the others too! xx

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