Here at Upcycle That we are constantly blown away by the incredible upcycling inspiration and ideas from upcyclers around the world. Australian Kristen Montgomery of Sneaky Boarding Design is one such upcycler. Kristen makes furniture and homeware from reclaimed materials such as pallets, skateboards and reclaimed wood. We’ve asked Kristen some questions about her process and where she gets her upcycling inspiration from. Read on to find out what she shared.
These upcycled chairs are the cutting-edge seats of Project99. They are built from used seat frames and upholstered with upcycled materials such as boat sails, street posters, inner tube tyres and industrial felt. Created by Dutch designer Stefan Louwerse, these are chairs with a story.
These gorgeous upcycled tables are created by Herso, a Dutch furniture making team. Herso create mixed wood tables by gluing small pieces of discarded wood together. Their mission is to create beautiful, high-quality wooden furniture from waste wood. The resulting seamless upcycled tables speak for themselves.
One of the best things about upcycling is that it can preserve items rich with history. These railroad upcycles from Rail Yard Studios are a great example of that. Made from rails worn from use and retired from service, this custom line recalls an age gone by.
Maverick can step aside because when it comes to aviation there’s a new top gun in town. These aviator stools are hands down the coolest repurpose of helicopters and airplanes we’ve ever seen.
It’s always handy to have some occasional seating/side table options. Imagine the scenario, you’re hanging around on your hammock and need a place to rest your book or feet. This upcycled ottoman pouffe would be perfect for that. It can be made from any rug and can be stuffed with old pillows and cushions. Read on to find out how to make your own upcycled ottoman pouffe.
Being the weekend and all, we figure it’s the best time to feature this steamer trunk bar. We love the look of this upcycled steamer trunk bar and think it makes a great aesthetic and functional addition to a living space.
It seems like most people could do with some extra storage. That’s why we were so excited to find not just 1, but 2 ways to pull off a functional filing cabinet upcycle. Whether you’re after more counter space for your kitchen, or increased storage for your bedroom, an old filing cabinet can do just the trick. You’re just a few steps away from extra storage space. Presenting to you filing cabinet upcycle – 2 ways!
It’s no surprise how much we love pallets around here. That’s why we were so excited to find this folding desk made from a pallet! This is such a brilliant idea for a small space requiring a desk. It offers great storage and once closed only takes up the width of the pallet on the wall. Better yet, you don’t need to dissemble the pallet to make it. This is upcycled furniture at it’s finest!
There is something so satisfying about upcycled furniture. Between saving a bundle and creating something truly awesome, the process is great. Add to that a legitimately easy to make barstool desk and you’ve got a winning DIY project.