15 upcycling ideas for Earth Day

Upcycling Ideas - pallet slat bar

Hey there.  Happy Earth Day!!  Today is a nice reminder of a day to take great care for this place we all call home. So what better day than today to share some inspiring upcycling ideas that I’ve seen around the net. And to start, just a quick shout out to everyone who has preordered the book.  Thank you!!  It has been a whirlwind process and I really can’t thank you enough for your support along the way.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the cover.  Seriously, I wrote a book and here is the cover.  Unreal. Pallet projects are the ultimate in upcycling ideas since you are literally taking someone else’s trash and creating something awesome with it.  That is one of the reasons why I love pallet projects so much … and the projects in the book … ahhhh, I am so happy with the mix and variety and just the ideas in general. I love how the ideas can be transformed and personalized and tweaked to work for anyone.  The book is much less a “here’s how to make this” book than it is a “here’s how I made this, but I think it would be so cool if you make it longer/taller/wider etc” book. And a few fun facts about the cover.  A few weeks back, while we were at spring training actually, was when we had a flutter of emails going back and forth about the cover because the publisher needed to get it finalized to send out for promotion purposes.  I was definitely caught off guard by the timing because the book content wasn’t complete at the time. But, it just goes to show you how things actually work in real life.  The publisher made all of the final decisions for the cover, … continue reading