Category: Inspiration

Upcycled Coffee Table

This upcycled coffee table is awesome. We made it from an old drawer! It’s the perfect coffee table for showcasing a collection. We love that it can display treasured items in a way that’s both functional and beautiful. This upcycled coffee table is a really great project for beginners. If you’re looking for an awesome and easy furniture project, this coffee table is it!

Upcycled Coffee Table | Upcycle That

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Rupert Blanchard

Every now and then we come across a upcycler that simply blows us away. Say hello to Rupert Blanchard of Margate UK. Rupert Blanchard is a designer, maker and collector. He moved to London in 1999 to do a graphic design course at St. Martins and quickly discovered that the streets were paved “not with gold, but with rubbish”. Rupert Blanchard started salvaging finds and upcycling them into gorgeous, industrial-style furniture. 

Rupert Blanchard | Upcycle That

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Boeing 737 Chair

Okay wow. We’re just staring at this Boeing 737 chair. That’s right, this chair was made from the cowling of an actual Boeing 737 engine. The Boeing 737 chair measures 200cm x 200cm x 200cm, which means it’s over 6 and a half feet in every direction. This upcycled chair would literally swallow you whole! Which, in our opinion, is a great quality in a chair.

Boeing 737 chair

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Tennis Racket Art

There’s something quite beautiful about the look of vintage tennis rackets. This upcycled tennis racket art by South African upcycler Danielle Clough is just brilliant. Danielle uses old tennis rackets as a canvas for her embroidered art.

Tennis Rack Art

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All Things Coffee

This upcycled Kickstarter is all things coffee and all things awesome! If you love coffee then you will love this idea. Brandon and Hannah Weidman are Americans living in Masatepe, Nicaragua. Two years ago they started a small coffee shop there. In the process, they discovered a hidden gem for upcycling, coffee sacks.

All Things Coffee

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Upcycled Pop Up Shop

This upcycled pop up shop is a super sweet idea. It was built for a chocolate and beer company who needed a mobile shop. Using reclaimed wood, salvaged metal and an old tricycle, a mobile pop up shop was created. This upcycled pop up shop can be configured 4 ways for different functions and requirements. Is upcycling the future of brick-and-mortar retail shops? We think it could be.

Upcycled Pop Up Shop

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Bottle Cap Portraits

When you look at bottle caps what do you see? Mike Valle sees the potential for art. We think his bottle cap portraits are awesome! His upcycling takes a material that most people consider trash, and transforms it into a colourful art medium.

bottle cap portraits

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Cutlery Art

Matt Wilson is a sculpture artist from South Carolina. He makes incredible cutlery art. Originally a drawer and a painter, Matt applied to be a welder in a shipyard and began to make awesome scrap metal sculptures. Now a full time upcycling artist, Matt specializes in sculptures made out of found materials. We especially love his cutlery birds.

Cutlery Art

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