Thursday, January 28, 2010

Upcycling in the home

Upcycling is a fairly new term for an old practice of taking a discarded object and reinventing them. The founders of Reclaimed Home do just that, reusing and upcycling unwanted items into decorative home treasures. "The thing about upcycling is that anything goes; it doesn’t have to look perfect or even make sense. Whatever it looks like, it’s better than it will look in the landfill," said Reclaimed Home.

Above: A pair of 1950’s water skis bought at a garage sale for $15 transformed into coat hooks.

Above: The towel bar was fabricated out of a Victorian window lintel, used copper pipe and antique glass doorknobs.

Above: This vintage mechanic’s toolbox was found at a garage sale for five bucks. The legs were found in a dumpster. Now it's a coffee table. If you have some longer legs on hand, tool boxes can also make great desks.

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