Whether it’s a bookshelf, nightstand or just an old jewelry box, before you decide to trash it, think about how you can bring it new life. Millennials have been renamed Generation DIY, and for a good reason – according to a recent article by Advertising Age, 69 percent of the population is making strides to live greener. The trends of upcycling and DIY are thriving, so with Earth Day just around the corner, Paula Berberian, Creative Director of wallpaper powerhouse Brewster Home Fashions, creator of WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art, and nuWallPaper, a brand new peel-and-stick wallpaper, has the following tips for finding the treasure in your trash.
“More and more people are choosing to upcycle products, rather just tossing the old and buying new,” says Berberian. “A simple way to upcycle anything is the use of wallpaper or wall decals – bringing color, texture and life back to any product.” Below, Berberian shares five easy DIY projects, featuring three types of wall décor repurposed in creative ways to revive the forgotten beauty and worth of household items.
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