On: Thursday, March 7, 2013
On: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Obviously, this is better than tossing them both environmentally and economically. But we still have more than we need, and I had no idea what to do with them. Sell them? Give them away? That is when my Pinterest instinct kicked in and I knew I had to see if I could find some good upcycling projects for them.
These are the ten coolest I found.
1. Tire Swing
On: Friday, January 4, 2013
I know both of my kids brother their cribs long before they could become even a toddler bed. Which should tell you something about my children.
For those leftover pieces, you might not know what to do with them. If the crib is intact you can always try and sell it, or maybe offer it in freecycle. But most are leery about taking a used crib, especially with all the recalls to hit the baby industry in recent years. You may not have as much success as you hope for.
Instead, why not get creative? Pinterest, home of all things DIY, has a ton of awesome ideas for upcycling cribs. Stylish, interesting and functional additions to your home are just a project away.
1. Wall Decor
You could do a lot with this idea, because it is entirely based around your personal tastes for decor and art. I like the concept of converting the grip springs into a canvas board, because it is light weight and yet would easily hold different items. You could probably come up with some other ways based on this principle.
On: Friday, February 17, 2012
When I stumbled upon this cool Hello Kitty chair on Flickr, I thought "Would she love that chair?" What are your thoughts?
On: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Unlike a TV aquarium we saw previously, this one is so easy to make! All you need is an old TV and 20 minutes of work!
On: Monday, August 30, 2010
The whole thing looks awesome when piled together! Good job!
Surely, it all comes to implementation - would be able to make the thing as aesthetic? But the idea is surely a cool one!
A similar DIY project:
A Magazine Magazine Rack
I have no idea how solid and reliable the construction is - the good news is that it's a designer thing but you can try making it at home.
There's no an instruction but I don't think it is too hard to construct. Just glue the nespresso containers in a stand!
In any case, it does look like a pretty thing:
Similar DIY projects:
On: Sunday, August 29, 2010
What a brilliant idea!
On: Friday, May 14, 2010
Today' DIY project is the best proof for that: tire furniture looks like it is convenient, stylish and usable - what a great combination!
On: Saturday, February 13, 2010
And on top of all, most of drinking straw gadgets look plain awesome (I mean it!) Take thisdrinking straw live light, drinking straw chair and this drinking straw furniture:
On: Thursday, February 11, 2010
This also will be a great motivation for you to try different beer manufactures: this way the caps will be different and your table will be even cooler!
On: Thursday, December 17, 2009
The concept covered in this DIY project is similar to the one we already shared here: a magazine rack. These stools are no more than just tightly rolled newspapers but surprisingly they do look cool!
On: Monday, December 14, 2009
I am honestly not sure how if this chair is comfortable or solid enough but its other benefits are obvious: (1) it must have a relaxing messaging effect (just like plastic bottle chair and tennis ball chair we've seen before) and (2) it is sure to appeal to your friends who come to visit!
On: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
If you were once seriously into tennis, you may have a lot of rackets stored in the garage. So here's a nice way to make use of them: a sporty trellis where vines cling to the strings. (Indoors, it's a cool screen.)
The detailed tutorial will guide you through the building process.
On: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The bike designs - who may have thought? No really, re-using my old broken bike as a chair or a stylish coffee table, doesn't it sound astounding? ... And genius
These bike furniture designs can be used as a basis to create your own. Or you can brainstorm something completely new. So use them as the direction, not even as a sample!
On: Sunday, August 30, 2009
Here's a new (awesome!) way to put beer bottle caps collection to good use: make a cool bottle-cap table surface using al of them.
You will need about 160 lids for a not very big table. The core process is about gluing each cap to a surface and then pouring epoxy.
I applied a model-making super-glue to the edges of the caps, pressed them in, and waited a few hours for the stuff to dry.
- Ikea Ingo table: $25
- Beer: $6 to $10 per sixer
- Super-glue: $3 to $7
- Wood trim: $2 to $3 per piece
- Paint (optional): $4 for 8 oz.
- Paintbrush (optional): $1
- Epoxy: $20 per pint
On: Saturday, August 29, 2009
This tutorial will show you how to recycle a washing machine drum into a cool pouf that has wheels and a lid.
This drum can be used as a toy chest in a child's bedroom, or to store blankets and cushions in the living room. You can also use it in the bathroom as a comfortable, crafty clothes hamper.
On: Friday, August 21, 2009
ApartDesign.nl is selling a chair made of cardboard. This way it is both a chair and a packaging in one!
The good news is that it can be easily made at home: there is no need to buy it. Just buy 9 sheets of strong cardboard and you are done!
Note: here's also cardboard stool if you are interested.