It’s no secret that upcycling is a way to save money, reduce waste and be creative, it’s a cheap, chic and easy way to breathe new life into old products. Moving away from the throw-away society that up until a few years ago we had found ourselves in. There is now a call for a new take on the traditional mend and make do attitude by finding new uses for old furniture and accessories. Transforming items found around the home, car boot sales, and thrift stores along with items found loitering in family and friends garages.
Join the upcycling revolution
Designed and developed with the consumer in mind, the Harris Upcycle Kit is the first of its kind and includes the essential tools needed to upcycle just about anything; be it a chair, photo frame, chest of drawers or jewellery box.
The six-piece kit can be used on wood, metal, plastic, and ceramics and includes flat and round brushes for all areas. There is a long-handled brush for greater reach and short-handled brushes for restricted areas. The coarse and fine grit sanding blocks are flexible and reusable, making them perfect for prepping and distressing any item. In addition to this, there is also a dust sheet and a free ‘How To…’ guide in every kit.
Harris Upcycle Kit // Contains
- 25mm round brush
- 1″/25mm flat brush
- 2″/50mm flat brush
- 2.7m x 3.6m polyester dust sheet
- 1 x fine sanding Block
- 1 x coarse sanding Block
Philippa Pawson, Marketing Director at Orkla House Care UK comments:
“Currently there are no ‘grab and go’ kits that lend themselves to upcycling, so we wanted to provide a specialist kit that includes all of the essentials at an affordable price. Upcycling doesn’t need to be difficult and with this handpicked selection of tools and brushes, it’s an inexpensive and easy way to breathe new life into old products. We are certain that this will prove to be a great add on for our retailers, enabling them to tap into this growing trend.”
I’m fascinated by upcycling and the results. This looks so good. I’m always a bit worried I won’t make a good job but it does make it look easy!
They look great. We have a chest of drawers to up cycle
Oh wow that looks fab! I’ve never upcycled before, I’m not very artistic, but I would love to give it a try!
I’m moving house – our current house has fitted wardrobes, so I’m looking for old wardrobes to upcycle
I’m moving house – our current house has fitted wardrobes, so I’m looking for old wardrobes to upcycle
We have a vintage telephone seat that needs stripping and painting and a cushion adding x
I have some old battered chairs I need to restore
i want to uprycle my chest of draws x
restoring a chest of drawers.
I absolutely LOVE upcycling! I wish I had more time to be creative with it though; it’s been awhile since I worked on a project.
An old chest of drawers to upcycle
plenty items that could do with a revamp this would help alot
We have an old chest of drawers and some old chairs that could be revitalized with careful upcycling.
We have a chair which is in real need of upcycling!
I will be up cycling a lot of furniture when I buy a house in the next few months. Its looks fab.
My daughter’s desk
I have never upcycled anything before, I think I need to try and up cycle my dining room table though as the kids have ruined it x
I have an ugly duckling pine dresser that is just waiting to be transformed 🙂
This is a GREAT idea. I have a bookshelf that I really want to upcycle but keep putting off. It just doesn’t fit with any of our other decor, but it’s a great shape. I know I just need to sand and paint it. One day it will happen!
What a fab idea. I love a good upcycling project. I have recently finished a couple of projects and am so pleased with the results 🙂
I have some drawers in my bedroom that don’t go with any of the decor so hoping to give them a bit of a spruce
i have never tried it but this has inspired me to do it
My mums dresser
I’m gonna start redecorating the kitchen and I’ve a great solid oak table and chairs but it’s had some abuse so I’ll hoping it sand it and paint it to match the new kitchen.
I have a lovely world war 2 utility table, that I am going to sand back and distress, then re wax
Some old CHEST of drawers for my neice
I want to upcycle my chest of draws.
I’d love to do more upcycling but I am not really creative or practical, I’ll leave this for my partner to attempt!
I want to give making my own home bar a go 🙂
Our old kitchen chairs
useful,have lots of upcycling to do
My dressing table
Upcycling some driftwood into a sign with the house number on.
I have a nursing chair that needs recovering and painting.
My next project is to upcycle an old wardrobe
I am upcycling wooden step ladders into some shelfs.
I will be painting my dresser soon
My daughters wardrobe – It is really good quality but she put loads of stickers on it and it has nail varnish on it too
A changing table i brought for when my baby arrives!
I’ve a little bedside table I’d like white x
My two bedside cabinets are in desperate need of some upcycling tlc, so that’s my next project
I’m planning to upcycle my worn out old bookcases
I’ve got an old wooden chest of drawers which I’m hoping to upcycle soon 🙂
have a old table i would like to upcycle
We have a small chest of drawers I bought in a charity shop which could do with a makeover!
An old pine dressing table that’s been stored in a garage needs a bit of attention.
i would like to restore a ottoman i have x
I want to create a unique dressing table that makes everyone go wow! I’m fairly new to all this but this kit would be a sure fire way of getting started ??
We’ve done some upcycling and it’s a great way to get a new piece of furniture without spending too much money. I think this looks like a great little kit!
I’m a lover of wood AND painting wood to upcycle what would otherwise be a sorry piece. My bedside table falls into the latter category so that’s my next project. This would be a huge help!
Re-painting built in wardrobe doors x
A bedside table
My mum’s moving soon and I’ve bought an old tv unit for her and I’m hoping to turn it into a beautiful rustic thingybob!
A coffee table sanding it down & varnishing.
I have 2 foot stools for upcycling.
I have an old table that I would love to rescue!
I’ve never done an upcycling project, but interested in giving it a try. If I win this, it’ll definitely give me the kick start I need.
updating an old but solid chest of drawers
I am painting an old wooden serving trolley for our dining room.
Im working on a large heart shaped willow picture holder, it was in a charity shop, bit dusty and in need of a new hanger but its coming along nicely.
my dining table and chairs
My daughters wardrobe
An old footstool that we inherited!
a set of pine drawers
My ‘mr & Mrs’ wooden letters
I bought a cute table at the tip, so that’s the next project
my bathroom cupboards are old and shabby looking so they will be my next project x
My kitchen table needs sorting out. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.
I really want to upcycle our dining table, it has a few scratches and could do with a bit of love.
I want to paint my kitchen cupboards 🙂
a Lloyd loom laundry basket with an upholstered top which I found in the street
I have a toy crib from when I was little that I’d like to do up for my girls to play with.
I’ve got some tired looking sets of drawers that need sprucing up.
I could use these
I’ve just started upcycling a table & I need to do the chairs to match
My favourite little side table is getting a makeover soon. With winter coming I’ll be curled up on the sofa more and it’s perfect for drinks and snacks!
I’ve an old kitchen chair (at least 50 years old) which I want to upcycle
We’ve got some old Ikea tables I’d like to paint.
Chest of drawers.
I have a sideboard and matching bookcase/cupboard that desperately need upcycling!
my coffee table is in its last legs literally so I’m replacing the legs and the de-coupaging the whole thing xx
I’ve got some old wood planks i need to make into some nice shelves for my study
I want to upcycle an old chest of drawers
IT S ACHEST OF DRAWERS LOOKING FOR INSPIATION
An old pine mirror
My whole house is in need of upgrading but we are going to start with the lounge!
I’m thinking of doing something to the coffee table as it is starting to look tatty.
i’ll be upcycling me bedside tables and a nest of tables for the lounge
I’m looking to upcycle an old chair that I have, get rid of the varnish, paint and reupholster.
A desk for my daughter
an old pine chest of drawers for my sons star wars themed room
turning a pallet that came with our patio slabs into an occasional patio table
Probably my old knotty pine bookcase , woiled love an old bureau though
Ours will be our bedside tables, they need to look a bit more lively
I have just finished our huge kitchen dresser and now moving onto a side table for our front room
ive just moved and have very little furniture, so, i think now is a good time to try some up cycling. im going to look around some second hand shops at the weekend for inspiration
My vintage sewing table needs a good makeover!
a gentlemans dressing table
A chest of drawers for my little girl’s bedroom
I want a new sideboard on my landing that I can store bathroom items in
I have just finished doing up a set of draws for my daughter and now im gearing up to the same to mine
My next project is going to be a toy crib my brothers mother-in-law had as a child. Apparently she found it in the loft, and wants me to make it nice again for my niece.
I have an ugly chest of drawers that are now an orange pine 🙁
Luckily they are in my hallway so I don’t have to see them all the time, they are well overdue a makeover. The only thing that is stopping me do it is the know how, I have googled it a few times and a friend has given me some advice, and the fact that there’s about 16 draws in the chest so it’ll be very fiddly.
We just managed to pick up a couple of solid wooden doors from a nearby office clearance that we are hopefully going to upcycle into a desk.
my computer desk
A wooden jewellery box that needs some attention
A wooden step from Ikea,
I have a lovely old chair I am going to work on.
An old dresser
It will be an old bedside cabinet
That looks great, thinking of upcycling my desk 🙂
an old chest of drawers
Just got a hold of 2 vintage Ottomen that are crying out to be upcycled
I will be doing a garden mirror
This is a fab kit, we’re up cycling our bedroom furniture and the bedside cabinets are next
Not perhaps upcycling but i want to sand down, protect & seal a childs size picnic table & benches & a birdhouse my son made at school several years ago.
I’ve got some old cheap wooden shelving that we use in the kitchen and I am thinking about painting it and hanging little curtains or tacking chicken wire over it to make it look shabby chic!
Have a few mirrors to upcycle and hang. Easy, but I’m new to handicrafts!
I’ve got a small table in my garage waiting to be sanded down and painted.
turning some old pallets into gardening tables
My chest of drawers needs a serious revamp so I think I will make that my next project.
A toy box in to a garden planter
My dressing table ?
I have a very plain and worn pine dressing table mirror from the 70’s that i want to upcycle into something bright and quirky.
I built a wooden fitted bookcase in my lounge about 19 years ago and it needs a refresh.
an old dining set from my mums
We’ve managed to rescue a couple of old wooden pallets that we are going to try to turn into a garden seat!
first timer but would love to try!
I have two bedside tables that need a makeover!
A tallboy which belonged to my mother. And a footstool which needs recovering!
I have a lovely old bureau that I am hoping to upcycle next 🙂
An old chest of drawers which I’m hoping to use in my daughters nursery.
I’ll be painting an old pine bed frame to give it a new lease of life! 🙂
A nest of tables that used to be my mum’s
Making a mud kitchen from an old desk
a slim wooden glass cabinet i have
An old table I’ve been meaning to get around to!
I am planning to restore chest of drawers & old chairs 🙂
A chest of drawers
I’ve a lloyd loom ottoman and a plate rack to up-cycle so these would be great
My bathroom cabinet.
I found an interesting old shelf in the garage that I had forgotten about. I think I will try to strip and wax it.
My next upcycling project will be our dining table – it’s been used as a craft table quite a lot, so needs a good sanding down and then i’d like to paint the legs a grey colour to go in our new grey kitchen diner
A wooden chest in our bedroom
Free pallets from the local shop into vertical garden frames.
My dressing table that was second hand to me twenty years ago.
my dining table xx
An old solid pine chest of draws that has seen better days, but could look great again.
I’ve got a lovely old chair i need to repaint
got a kitchen table that will be my next upcycling project… its a plain pine one
I have some kids wooden chairs in the garage which I would like to up-cycle.
I have a very large and old chest of drawers that desperately needs upcycling
A battered old chest of drawers
I want to turn a crate into a coffee table
A Morris Minor 🙂
I have a desk to upcycle for my son’s room.
love to upcycle!! despise waste x
I have a new kitchen project upcoming. These would come in handy.
l want to upclycle my chest of drawers
an old bench that needs doing up
We have a stool that belonged to my grandparents years ago. I’d like to tackle that.
my whole house! just purchased a new house that is very dated so will upcycling anything we can get our hands on
an old round table i rescued from a skip!
I have an old desk that needs jazzing up.
I have never upcycled anything before. I would like to try and upcycle a coffee table as I have seen some lovely projects online.
The kitchen cabinets are getting old and tatty!
I’ve bought a pine chest of drawers and two bedside tables for our bedroom, so they will be next!
A set of corner shelves in my living room!
We are upcycling a dinner table that we found in a charity shop
i need to refer the kitchen furniture as we can’t afford new ones; so it will all have to be sanded back to be repainted
Wordrobes.Good quality,but out of the date.some sanding and colour changing can save them.
I have an old desk that i’ d like to upcycle and start using it as a dressing table!
chest of drawers
I’d love to upcycle my bathroom cabinet which has seen better days
The table and chairs in my dining room, theyve seen better days.
Our kitchen chairs have been waiting for a makeover for a while.
I love upcycling things, it’s very therapeutic and lovely to see the end result.
Found a small coffee table in a charity shop with a magazine section underneath – only £5.
cannot wait to get started – thinking of decoupaging the top and still thinking about the rest.
Got an old chair that needs a new lease of life.
Repainting a mirror frame.
I have a desk which is really boring but made of solid wood so i would like to do something with that
I have an old rocking chair that I have partly stripped that I plan on upcycling next
I have a small pine chest of drawers waiting for a makeover.
Feel some Annie Sloane and a toach of decoupage coming on.
A table that I’d like to try upcycling
an old chest of drawers
An old wooden desk we had in the garage as a work table…….
i’ve got an old shoe cupboard that i’m doing at the moment
I have an old chair I would like to upcycle
I have some old chairs that could use some love and attention.
I want to upcycle my cgest of draws
We have an old gentleman’s chair that needs a bit more than just TLC so hoping to upcycle that at some point!
We have just moved house so I would love to up cycle some drawers for the bedrooms x
My living room furniture – I have a wooden table and chairs, tv stand, bookcase and end table and the kids have put dirty handprints, spilled drinks and all sorts of sticky mess over them – its that type of wood that soaks it all in :/ I have wanted to paint it all a nice grey colour for so long – ive got 2 weeks off work, this might spur me on a bit 🙂
I have an old style kids desk i want to make all pretty and bring into this century
My daughters wardrobe 🙂
My next upcycling project will be a little wooden “pie crust” circular table with 3 legs. Currently it has rather scruffy old brown varnish and the top has a green faux leather insert that is very scuffed. I’ve seen a photo of a similar piece upcycled by painting the woodwork pale grey, with a decoupage top using a patterned paper napkin to cover the leatherette. I just need to choose some paper that has a design I like.
I have a really nice chest of solid pine drawers which I want to upcycle for my bedroom 🙂
A pink armchair that I got from ebay which has seen better days. I plan to paint the legs and reupholster it
I’m going to upcycle my kids chest of draws
I would like to fine a table and chairs to upcycle
I have an old chest of draws that are slightly damaged. I’m hoping to bring them back to live for my bedroom xx
I want to do my tv unit, coffee table and sideboard so that they are all matching.
My bar stool project!
My husband has recently done the youngest’s chest of drawers, not sure what he has planned next
My upcycle project is to do my bedroom
We have a small kitchen table and 2 chairs that we got from freecycle that I would love to smarten up.
My Table and chairs! Cant wait to start x
my old dressing table for my daughter
I’m upcycling my work shop, it’s a bit unorganised, I’m always running from one side to the other to find stuff.
My next project is upcycling an old wooden chest, and and old bookcase.
it would be a bookcase I have in my loft which I would love to upcycle and put in my dining room
Going to have a go at my old kitchen cabinets
I have a desk that could do with being upcycled. Make it part of the family again
A pine chest if drawers is my next up cycling project
An old coffee table, must get myself in to gear and start on it
A little Lloyd Loom type (NOT an original Lloyd Loom, obviously) bedside cabinet. It has a curved ply door that was fabric covered, so afresh coat of paint and some lovely fabric should hive it a new lease of life.
My Grandmas book table was a wedding present in the 1930s and it no longer fits the more modern style of my house so I am hoping to paint it white x
We have rescued a glass fronted display unit that we would love to upcycle with chalk paint,wax and new knobs, i’m hoping it will look fab!
it would have to be the wardrobe i have
I have a large set of drawers that i am going to do multicoloured x
A Welsh dresser
a pine wood merchant chest, hate the orangey pine and love the storage in this furniture so a new colour and handles would make it loved again.
A 1920s sideboard
I’m currently in the middle of upcycling my desk in my room – I am sanding it down, then painting it with a pink chalk paint before adding on some floral pattern designs and varnishing it 🙂
We need to upcycle our bedroom furniture
I have got some old chests of drawers that really need upcycling so I’d give it a go if I had the right equipment!
a chest of drawers I have.
An old cabinet that I want to make into a sparkly bling cupboard
a chest of drawers
I want to revamp my battered piano
A nest of tables I had off a local free cycle site
Spaghetti Bolognese we love