I had the pleasure of helping to move this playground to new owners who wanted it to be as new as possible. I replaced most of the screws and bolts which ended up being the highest material expense. After installing the playground to its new location I replaced any rotted wood. Next, I sanded it down,… Continue reading Reclaimed Playgrounds!
You may have heard of the term Upcycling before but are unsure of its full meaning. Upcycling refers to transforming old items into new materials or products in a creative way to better the environment. In the book “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things”, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, the goal… Continue reading Upcycling: A Way To Reduce Waste
Part of why I love to repair, repurpose and recycle old items, otherwise referred to as upcycling, is how much character they have. Each item has a history, and thus a story to tell. For example, these two doors below once separated the living room and dinning area of an old home in downtown Toronto… Continue reading Each old object has a history!
Today I visited my local waste facility to see if they too allowed average citizens to go by and pick up old paint others have dropped off. I have visited this site a few times to drop off construction waste, like the others, it is well organized and staffed by friendly people. These facilities do… Continue reading Get your upcycling game on!
Today we visited the Oshawa Waste Management Facility to dispose of our construction waste. Did you know you can obtain recycled paint for free from most of these facilities. 😁⛄️🌲 Great way to reduce cost on materials while helping reduce waste going to local landfills. visit and like to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/reclaimedtreasuresTO/ http://reclaimedtreasures.ca