Member Upcycled Art

Art that’s upcycled, repurposed, made with found objects, and more, from our readers and community members.


Steampunk Birdhouse Mixed Media Assemblage

Original Steampunk Birdhouse Mixed Media Assemblage Art by Robin Larido. This fantastic Victorian inspired Steampunk Birdhouse stands 14-1/2 inches tall and is 3-3/4 inches wide x 4 inches deep. Created from a mix of upcycled materials, natural, wood and metallic elements, this birdhouse done in shades of aged sepia brown with blue, silver and bronze…


Collaged eggs

I love to upcycle items. Here I used torn pages from old books to give a new look to pastel painted wood eggs. Much better now!



STYLISH STEAMPUNK  All materials used have been donated, recycled or upcycled.  To look at the process in pictures please follow this link: Materials used: paints – spray, acrylic, metallics; eyeshadow – white, browns; metals – broken jewelery, antique lock & key, watch pieces, eyelets, necklace chains; old stamp, mesh from old shawl, tassels from lamp…


Yeti couple.

These are two soft stuff yeti's made from upcycled J. Crew wool sweater from a charity resale store. The faces and bellies are made from wool felt. Hand embroidered face details complement the eyes and noses.  The feel of their fur is so comforting and the tiny claws are not the least bit frightening. The…


Vintage Suitcase Table

Hi all ~This is a vintage suitcase, one of those old plastic-covered wood types.   I collect suitcases and upcycle the ones I don't want to display.  I painted it with acrylic paints, lined the inside and attached it with brackets to the legs from an old ugly footstool!  I gave it to my daughter to…


Royal Bag

I upcycled my Royal Basmati Rice bag into a wonderful, roomy bag with comfy strap and lots of inner pockets. Since the bag already had a zipper, this project was a matter of embellishing and great fun. Everybody loves it, though a few thought it was  liquor bag, LOL! I had to show them the…


Circled Windows

This painting is a large scale painting. It is 24"x35" it is created on upcycled wooden pallets that I got at printing company. It is what the paper is delivered on. I have about 30 of them waiting to be painted on. I have completed 3 paintings with this as my substrate.