Friday, 12 July 2013

The thrifty challenge: it's over! but the blog lives on.

I started this blog a year ago now and set myself a personal challenge to only buy things second hand for a year (with the exception of some personal necessities). It's been good to give up the shopping habit but I have to admit it would have been a lot harder if I lived in a city where there were actually lots of good things around me to buy. I have loved changing up our home on the cheap.
Some of my favourite finds in the last year that I upcycled are:
Suitcase to plate rack
Upcycled artwork
1950s table fix up
I am excited to continue this blog as a craft blog focusing on reusing, recycling and reinventing everyday objects and think this year has taught me to not value new things but cherish the opportunities to give objects a new lease of life and be more inventive. 
Lisa x


  1. Hi Lisa! I've loved following your thrifty challenge!

    1. Thank you! I've so enjoyed sharing it online and don't ever want to stop upcycling and restoring old treasures.
      L x

  2. :) Well done! You're right about the living in the country...Perhaps I'll give it a go one day xx

  3. What an amazing goal! Congratulation on completing it!

  4. Congratulations on reaching your goal! It has been fun to see how you made it all work.

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