Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pink Saturday - RePurposed or Upcycled?

Recently I came across what seemed like a new term to me: Upcycle.
Call me crazy but I had visions of an upside down unicycle!

What I gather is that it means to make something new out of another product or item. Like maybe making a park bench out of old tires.

So when I find great things and make them new again by using a can of
PINK spray paint...

Would that be upcycling?


Or recycling?
I guess I can just say I'm "repurposing."
Hope you enjoyed my pretty pinks. For more lovely shades of the same color... hop on over to Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound!


19 comments:

thestonerabbit said...

Good morning, Jillian!! I love to repurpose "finds" and I can tell you do, too. I think we were doing it before it became "in", don't you? :) I always liked to use unique items for something else, cuz I knew no one else had the very same thing--but mainly, cuz it was affordable.

Happy Pink Sat. L, Dana

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

That pink metal chair - i like it a lot. And I want to learn the pattern of that crochet doily :-)

Bill said...

Hi Jillian,
Your blog looks great ... can't wait to check out your older posts!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment! Hope our paths cross again soon...

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Jillian...I love re-purpose with a purpose...and spray paint! Lovely blog home!

Debbie said...

Love your blog Jillian!

Stop by to enter my Lil Pink Saturday Giveaway! www.quiltsgaloreandmore.blogspot.com

Have a Great Pink Saturday!

~Debbie

blushing rose said...

OH! how I love that pink chair that is elegantly re-created. TTFN ~Marydon

Ashley ~ said...

What ever you call it, you just inspired me to try it*!! (smile) Fun post, thanks for sharing your ideas. (((hugs))) _Ashley*

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

What ever you call it I love your pink chair! If I could, I'd spray paint everything in sight pink!

Have a lovely weekend!!

xoxo
Karyn

Dreamgirl said...

I enjoyed your pretty pinks and I loved learning a new word today;)

Happy Pink Saturday too you and yours...

See you soon

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I think pink spray paint is indispensable! What lovelies you have repurposed. or upcycled. or recylcled...lol. Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Maybe recycling? Or repurposing? I'm not sure, but I love what you did! Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Jillian, your pink chair is so adorable! Upcycle, recycle repurpose, it all means beautiful to me!

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

Tina

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for such a sweet post today. Cold and windy and a little rainy here today. I truly needed a little lift☺

♥Have a terrific Pink Saturday♥

Wishing you and all those you love the best of weekends.

Lisa said...

I have always thought those of us who are into antiques are the biggest recyclers there are! Your stuff is cool!
Hugs, Lisa
Hope you found lots of cool stuff on your hunt today!
Happy Pink Saturday!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I like the term Upcycling, it is "up"lifting!

Mary said...

Beautifully repurposed pretties!
I love the chair!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

just lovely! anything painted with pink just lovely! happy PS

Katie said...

Well whatever word you use, they are lovely! Happiest of Pink Saturdays to you!

paintinpatti said...

Very pretty pinks - your blog is lovely! I love, love, love the Robin's Egg Blue Bottles - so pretty! Pink Hugs, Patti