I wanted to create a list on how to get you started with upcycling because I truly believe that anyone can create anything they want if the creativity is there. You don’t necessarily have to be crafty especially since the vast majority of the things I upcycle is created with ease.
So let’s get you on your path to upcycling. Here’s what I suggest getting to make projects go smoother since you’ll have them on hand.
Upholstery staple remover
Asst. upholstery tacks
Assorted Colors of Spray Paint
Calcium Carbonate (to make your own chalk paint)
Whizz mini paint rollers and cages
Shop rags or terry cloth rags
#2 Phillips bit
Ryobi Mitre Saw
Forstner bit set
Stripped Screw & Bolt Extractor
Flat Head screwdriver
Phillips head screwdriver
Utility Knife Razor Blades
Box of assorted screws
Cutting mat and rotary cutter
Press & Seal
Thick Work Gloves
Hot glue gun
If you are a true Diva of DIY here’s a few extra special pieces that you can pick up to create your own Diva Upcyclers Toolbox…every Diva needs a little pink 🙂
My best advice is to have the coolest tools that you’ll be excited to use. When you have the excitement the creativity will come and you will begin to create beautiful upcycled pieces that your friends and family will rant and rave about. Who knows, you may even turn your new found passion into a business!
What is your favorite tool to use? Did I miss something on the list that you think needs to be added? Let me know by leaving a comment below!