It should come as no surprise that with our passion for old items and repurposed treasures, we are also mad about collectables. Vintage trays, antique keys, He-man and the Masters of the Universe collection, if it’s from an era bygone we are into it. But with this kind of hobby comes a need for display cabinets, and the best kinds of display cabinets are multi-functional. Enter the window coffee table. This clever unit combines our love for collecting with our passion for upcycling, turning an old window into a display coffee table. Brilliant.
We love vintage slides. We’re always picking them up at markets and can be entertained for hours investigating their contents. There is just something so enticing about looking at mysterious photos from years gone by. That’s why we love the idea of rainbow slide curtains. By connecting vintage 35mm slides together, these snapshots into a previous world are preserved as functional art in the form of dramatic window treatments.
Do you have a wire box that looks like this one? Chances are if you’ve ever put a couple of wires in a box and so much as turned around, then you have. What is it about wires that is so innately messy? While we may not have the answer to that, we sure know how to tackle wire box organization using a clever upcycled solution.
In the world of bookends, these mismatched telephone bookends are game changers. Why do we assume that bookends must match exactly? How limiting to imagine that only a matching pair of heavy objects will do. With their mismatched make and funky retro feel, these telephone bookends break the mold. Turns out they are also relatively simple to make.
These gorgeous vintage suitcase shelves come via Ki Nassauer. Ki is the queen of vintage and has made a career out of junk. As the editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine, Ki created these shelves using discarded suitcases. We absolutely love this look and think these suitcase shelves make for an awesome project! Keep reading for the instructions on how to make your own.
We’ve seen some amazing upcycled furniture, but this Mini Cooper chair takes it to the next level. Created from the front end of a classic black Mini Cooper, this chair is the ultimate pieces of gaming gear. It’s no ordinary gaming chair though, this is a Mini Cooper multimedia station.
Attention gas and petroliana fans, the humble jerry can has now been upcycled! Presenting you with jerry can luggage, the ultimate traveling accessory.
Japanese artist Haroshi makes upcycled skateboard art from salvaged skateboard decks. His beautiful 3 dimensional skateboard sculptures are created from layers of stacked skateboards.
It was only recently that we even fathomed that you could make a snow globe. Who could even dream that something so festive and sparkly could be made from upcycled glass jars and trinkets? Martha Stewart, that’s who. But we made these bad boys ourselves and we’ll show you how to make your own magical snow globes.
It seems this year everyone is getting into upcycled Christmas presents. From candy wrapper handbags to record bowls, there is an awesome upcycled gift for everyone on your list. Therefore the logical next step is upcycled gift wrap. Here are our top 5 upcycled gift wrap ideas that are beautiful and creative and yet won’t break the bank.