Showing posts with label furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label furniture. Show all posts

Upcycle Books into Book Couch!

On: Thursday, March 7, 2013


Book Couch!

10 Cool DIY Projects Using Old Tires

On: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The other day I was in my garage and I realized something: we have way too many tires. Living where we do, we end up driving into the mountains a great deal, or further south and into the dessert. Both types of terrain can be rough on rubber, and we go through a full set of tires once a year. For a long time we just threw the old ones out, but now we have been patching and reusing them instead of purchasing new ones.

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

Tire Swing

Turn an Old Crib into a Craft Shelf, Art Table, Wall Decor + 7 More DIY Ideas

On: Friday, January 4, 2013

There are a lot of cribs out there these days that act as a full sleep system. They go from a crib to a toddler bed, and sometimes even to a base for a full twin later on. But not all of them do this, or live long enough to make it into all three incarnations.

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

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.

Old Toys into a Cool Chair

On: Friday, February 17, 2012

I have a three-year old daughter and her toys are everyone: on and under the bed, on almost all shelves in the wardrobe, in the attic, all around the floor (especially each evening). She doesn't play with most old ones but still doesn't want them to go.

When I stumbled upon this cool Hello Kitty chair on Flickr, I thought "Would she love that chair?" What are your thoughts?

Old Toys into a Cool Chair

An Old TV into a Book Shelf

On: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Isn't it brilliant? I have a couple of those 20-year-old TVs in my garage - I never thought about reusing them this way!

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!

Old TV into a Book Shelf

DIY Wood Log Table

On: Monday, August 30, 2010

We had a birch log table yesterday and now we have another bright idea! A table made of piles of logs and sticks.

The whole thing looks awesome when piled together! Good job!

DIY Wood Log Table

PET Bottles into a Magazine Rack

Some DIY projects are fun and beautiful, others are useful and simply genius - this is is both.

Surely, it all comes to implementation - would be able to make the thing as aesthetic? But the idea is surely a cool one!

PET Bottles into a Magazine Rack

A similar DIY project:

A Magazine Magazine Rack

Nespresso Container Table

Nespresso Container Table

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:

Nespresso Container Table

Similar DIY projects:

Birch Tree Log Table

On: Sunday, August 29, 2010

This cool table made of birch logs could fit any interior! Besides, it looks like it it not too hard to make it at home.

What a brilliant idea!

Birch Tree Log Table

Recycled Tire Furniture

On: Friday, May 14, 2010

Car and bike tires appear to be the easiest to recycle. There are tons of things that can be created from tires.

Today' DIY project is the best proof for that: tire furniture looks like it is convenient, stylish and usable - what a great combination!

Recycled Tire Furniture

Drinking Straw Furniture

On: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Do you like drinking through a straw? You don't need to throw those used straws to trash. Because you can make plenty of cool things using them!

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:

Drinking straw furniture

Beer Bottle Cap Table

On: Thursday, February 11, 2010

We've seen a few cool gadgets for beer lovers: beer bottles chair and beer bottle coffee table (with them drinking beer is even more fun!). Today's project is one of the coolest (may I say even stylish).

Beer Bottle Cap Table

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!

Rolled Newspaper Stool

On: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Newspaper Stool

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!

Newspaper Stool

Beer Bottles Chair

On: Monday, December 14, 2009

Beer Bottles Chair

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!

Recycle Tennis Rackets into a Trellis

On: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tennis Racket Trellis

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.

Bicycle Furniture - Create Your Own Designs!

On: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bicycle Furniture (Table)

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!

Bicycle Furniture (Chair)

DIY Bottle-Cap Table

On: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bottle-Cap Table

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.
    SHOPPING LIST:

    • 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

    Recycle Washing Machine Drum into a Pouf

    On: Saturday, August 29, 2009

    A washing machine has a stainless drum which you don't want to throw away after your machine is hopelessly broken. Instead, that's a really handy gadget that can be recycled in multiple ways.

    recycled washing machine drum

    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.

    Do It Yourself Cardborad Chair

    On: Friday, August 21, 2009

    Cardborad Chair

    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.

    How to Make a Cardboard Stool

    On: Tuesday, June 23, 2009


    This stool is made of cardboard. It is rather solid and you can still use it from time to time to impress your guests.

    Source: Dangerously Fun