all about upcycling
We upcycled an old filing cabinet that David bought from ReUseIt in Barrhead. They sell old furniture on to people rather then throwing it away. We painted it to make it look nicer so that David could use it in his office and house to hold files. David said that this is a good way to look after the environment as it takes less energy, water and other natural resources to pass something on or to do it up nicely than it is to have new stuff made and to buy it. I can see how this would make sense and doing it has made me want to try it again.
I also learned how to paint because I didn't really know how to do it and my technique wasn't great but today I found out how to do it properly. We only painted a first coat as we needed to wait for it to dry before we could put on the second coat of paint and the cabinet would look cool. David said that the only bad thing is the paint and a lot of people forget that when they use upcycling as an environmental tool.