reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.
As you will know by now, dear reader, I love the idea of up-cycling. I often come across some truly spectacular pieces of furniture that I then realise is a collection of completely separate items unified to make a new item altogether. It’s like being a scientist and coming up with a new element, that only You will come across. Unless, of course, you decide to mass-market your idea. In which case, kudos! I did some digging on the subject, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a few key pieces that really prove creativity is all in the mind, and nothing is impossible!
How’s about a dressing armoire for a teenager’s room? Or mine. I’m pretty keen, I must admit. Anything to get TBT out of my things!
How about this unique light fitting? Melted plastic bottles!
Want a kitchen island? Grab thee some pallets and voila! No wonder I always see “Pallets wanted” signs when I’m out and about on the roads. Sneaky devils.
Cheesy? Or just grate? (badoom-tishh!)
How about some birch logs cut to size; makes a lovely sofa table doesn’t it?
And finally, la piece de resistance: Sofa tub!! I’d probably go as far as saying I’d do a feature of the plug holes, looks like a little face to me. Or Mickey Mouse. (can you tell what TBT is making me watch on TV daily??) So what do you think? Do you like the concept, or absolutely hate it? Would you be happy to have a one-of-a-kind piece in your home, especially if you made it from something unloved?