Recycled with Love Collectables Hobby


Revisiting Old Friends to Make New Friends

Recently, I began my Recycled with Love Collectables hobby. It is a hobby because it is just for fun. In other words, it is no longer a business venture requiring specifications for clients. With this in mind and because I had already covered a lot of acreage with painted decoration and had developed a high level of skill, I wanted to try something new, new tools and different techniques.

Originally a bedroom night stand being transformed into a kitchen niche piece
Here’s my latest project. It is a small one drawer and open storage area part. It’s good, solid wood with dovetailed drawer. Height is about 27″ high, 12″ deep and 18″ wide. It fits perfectly into my kitchen corner nook. So I am creating a usable conversation piece in an otherwise dead corner.
Visiting an old friend to make a new friend. Simply decorated with contact paper and Duck Tape®
Revisiting an old friend to make a new friend, drawer detail.




















How It All Started
This video describes how it all started with my 5-step decorative painting process that has now evolved into my Collectables hobby.

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I had neither the patience nor the skill level anymore for intricate decorative painting. As a result, I decided to use other decorative media. It turns out that there are so many things to use for decorating. They include DUCKTAPE®, knick knacks, ribbon, buttons, erasers, plastic flowers and much more.
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‘The Button Bottle’ is the result of revisiting the “Recycled with Love’ Collectables philosophy and technique.
















Seasonal and Themed Collectables
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Halloween Decorative Fun

















Whimsical Collectables
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Painted glass bottle and cups with decorative erasers
To The Next Level

Recycled with Love Collectables have been revisited and taken to the next level as a hobby. The bottles I painted and decorated have become part of our 2018 holiday greeting cards. Who knows what will come next?!

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Painted and decorated bottles become a menorah and Christmas tree decorations
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