Neatorama Posts Tagged "upcycling"
60 Ways to Upcycle Old Sewing Machine Tables...

My grandmother owned a treadle-powered sewing machine. I think that it was a Singer. She once let me sew a few stitches with it. What a delight! It was like going back in time.Those old treadle sewing machines didn't bre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/24/60-Ways-to-Upcycle-Old-Sewing-Machine-Tables/
Rugs Made of Jeans Labels...

The Scandinavian design company Kings of Sweden sells rugs made out of the brand labels of used jeans. That's a novel approach! They come in 2 sizes: 140 x 200 cm and 160 x 240 cm. They'd look great as office accent piec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/09/Rugs-Made-of-Jeans-Labels/
Washing Machine Drums Turned into Coffee Tables and Bars...

The art studio L’Atelier d’Orel upcycles old objects into fresh, hip pieces of furniture. Among other projects, the artist has taken the spinning drums from clothes washing machines and turned them into coffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Washing-Machine-Drums-Turned-into-Coffee-Tables-and-Bars/
Leo Capote's Upcycled Furniture...

Hammer chair.Shovel stools.What would you do with 233 discarded spoons?Chair made of pool balls.Wrench shelf.Brazilian artist Leo Capote doesn't need fresh materials to build fine furniture. That's because he worked in h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/22/Leo-Capotes-Upcycled-Furniture/
Old Pianos Turned into a Staircase and a Bed...

Tim Vincent-Smith received two old upright pianos as a gift. These inspired a unique architectural vision: he would build a staircase and mezzanine bed in a room using only the pianos as source material.He describes the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/22/Old-Pianos-Turned-into-a-Staircase/
Boats Made from Aviation Fuel Tanks Left over from the Vietnam War...

(Photo: Hilli Rathner)During the Vietnam War, the jets of the United States Air Force were equipped with expendable, external fuel tanks. When these metal-skinned tanks were used up, pilots dropped them where they were.V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Boats-Made-from-Aviation-Fuel-Tanks-Left-over-from-the-Vietnam-War/
Cabinet Made from an Old Aircraft Door...

AERO-1946 is a studio in Cologne, Germany. For six years, its two craftsmen have made household and workshop furniture pieces inspired by 1940s-era aviation. It often incorporates vintage remains of planes into the work....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/04/Cabinet-Made-from-an-Old-Aircraft-Door/
Cracked Cymbals Turned into Classy Lamps...

They may not be usable for music, but they can make fine lampshades. Leonardo Criolani made pendant lamps from cracked cymbals. The light through the crack looks a bit like lightning, don't you think?Link -via Inhabitat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/29/Cracked-Cymbals-Turned-into-Classy-Lamps/
Rodger Thomas's Delightfully Eccentric Lamps...

An ordinary craftsman can take an old object and make it into a lamp, but it takes inspiration to make one as amusing as Rodger Thomas does. This Atlanta-based artist finds new uses for antiques, and not uses that you'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/18/Rodger-Thomass-Delightfully-Eccentric-Lamps/
Waffle Iron Jewelry Boxes...

Michael Evans, a furniture designer in Bloomington, Indiana, makes a lot of unique works. But I'm especially taken with several of his jewelry boxes. He builds them in old waffle irons.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/18/Waffle-Iron-Jewelry-Boxes/




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