Post 3 2024: Upcycle Progress

Blog Post #3: Upcycle progress. What progress have you made on your Upcycle project? Show your plans. What does your fabrication schedule look like? What materials have you collected?

Upcycle Progress

For my project, I decided to go with an industrial-style bar cart. The plan for this bar cart is to have two shelves for glasses and various drinks. The cart will be about knee height and be on wheels. I decided to go with an industrial bar cart because it seemed harder than making a…

Upcycle Progress Update 1

This week I acquired almost all of the materials necessary to create my ring and hook game. It has been challenging to find materials that match the Japandi aesthetic for all elements of the game. For example, the hooks and rings will have to be metal because that is the material available to me. On…

Upcycle Progress: Picture Frame

For my upcycling project, I decided to make a picture frame using a mid century modern aesthetic. I choose this aesthetic because I like the principals of using different materials, while remaining somewhat minimal in design. I also enjoy photography as a hobby and wanted to make a custom frame for my favorite pictures.  CAD…

Post 3 – Upcycle Progress

Progress stands mostly in prepping and planning on the design and materials for the project, first task was to figure out what sort of Victorian style toy there was to be made. I’ve thought of boats or ducks and nutcrackers but ultimately ended on the decision of going with a classic style toy train. Not…

Update: Wall-E upcycling project

  Update: Since the initial publication of this blog post, the upcycling project to bring Wall-E to life through welding and scrap metal has garnered significant attention and praise. Creative minds from around the world have been inspired to embark on similar endeavors, using discarded materials to create art that not only captivates the imagination…

Post 3: Upcycle Progress

I have made significant progress on the preparation stage of the upcycle project. This progress includes the planning of the overall construction, or more accurately, the method of reupholstery that will be used on my vehicles sun visors. I’ve homed in on a simple concept in reupholstery that applies to fabric encasements like the ones…

Upcycle Progress

Collecting Materials There are two types of materials I am collecting: tools and consumables. In the realm of tools, I am collecting glass cutters, glass cutting oil, specialized pliers, X-acto knives, and a soldering iron. In terms of consumables, I am collecting tape, used stained glass, cardboard, copper tape, and 1lb of solder. All of…

Post 3: Upcycle Progress

Happy accidents, that’s how the progress on this project has been going for me. My initial plan of a vintage library inspired lamp has changed because of a new find. In order to find inspiration for projects I love going to the various thrift stores all around boulder where you can find the most eclectic…

Upcycling Progress

Admittedly, I haven’t made any progress on constructing my upcycling project. However, I have though a little bit more about how I would like the final form to look and which recycled elements I will use to construct it. This post will mainly focus on the initial research that I have done into what it…

Post 3: Upcycle Progress

To recap my project plan, I am creating a wooden chessboard by using the Shou Sugi Ban architectural aesthetic. This is a technique that involves charring the wood to be used in the board, and sand components intended to be lighter. In this way, the un-sanded components will be charred to a dark grey or…