Upcyled / Recycled / Repurposed
I like to go to flea markets. My children are used to me driving through town and slamming on the brakes to pull over curbside to throw something in my truck to bring home. Someone else's junk...it can become a piece of hidden treasure to me. Here are tons of ideas that I've found on Pinterest to repurpose everyday objects for decorative and functional uses, many of which I already have around my own house. What here do YOU have around your house?
Upcyled / Recycled / Repurposed
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old tool box turned into a jewelry shelf.
Display Bracelet, Craft, Jewelry Display, Old Tools, Old Tool Boxes, Display Idea, Wooden Toolbox
I have one of these I use in my booth on it's side to display bracelets on the handle. They don't walk away when you have them attached to something. could be great for craft supplies too!
Old tool box into jewelry organizer. How about to hold sewing supplies? Or spice rack/towel holder. Etc!
Repurposed :: old tool box turned into a jewelry shelf. #DIY #storage #crafts #apartment
Interesting retail display idea if you are going for an industrial decor.
old tool box turned into a jewelry shelf (or craft storage)
Old tool box repurposed as a jewelry organizer.
old tool box re-purposed for a jewelry box
old tool box turned into a jewelry display
Jewelry organization with wooden toolbox
JUNK AT ITS BEST!! Fun Message Center Using a Vintage Game Board, Checkers, Receipt Dispenser, Bread Pan, & Hooks
Idea, Chinese Checker, Picket Fence, Bread Pan, Funky Junk, Game Boards
Message Center Using a Vintage Chinese Checkers Game Board, Checker Magnets, Receipt Dispenser, Bread Pan, and Hooks
Funky Junk Message Board - such a cute idea!! The vintage metal Chinese Checkers game board is for magnets, the bread pans hold this and that, and the register tape makes a great note pad.
Funky Junk Message Board - The vintage metal game board is for magnets, the bread pans holds this and that, and the register tape makes a great note pad. I had one of the game board when I was little.
Funky Junk Message Board - such a cute idea!! The vintage metal game board is for magnets, the bread pans holds this and that, and the register \tape makes a great note pad. Going to make one for the Kitchen, Office and Craft Room
Love the Chinese Checker Board as a magnet board. Cute idea for a message center.
Fun, Junky Message Board - Beyond The Picket Fence
Beyond The Picket Fence: Fun, Junky Message Board
Great idea and easy to make
Loaf Pans, Bread Pan, Vintage Loaf, Display Ideas, Crafts
vintage loaf pans BMR has LOTS to choose from to make this and other great items! Check out the inventory at Building Material Resources, inc. for DISCOUNT building materials for this and other great projects. Visit www.materialforless.com for more information.
Great display piece for food, jewelry, etc. Three loaf pans, spindle, door knob. Like! Use at holiday time for cookies, baked goods, treats, use at craft fairs, use for snacks, be creative... I'm putting colored ornaments in it and putting it on the table as a holiday decoration.
Great idea and easy to make from old loaf pans - would be cool for kitchen snacks or craft room clutter, even jewelry and make up organization.
Great display piece for food, jewelry, etc. Three loaf pans, spindle, door knob. This could be a fun hour long project for your mentee to do for Mother's Day!
Great display piece for food, jewelry, craft supplies,etc. Three loaf pans, spindle, door knob. Like!
Display piece for food, jewelry, etc. Three loaf pans, spindle, door knob. Great display for arts and/or crafts shows.
Great idea - bread pan caddy. This would be great for organizing my craft room or for garden stuff
Display idea: Three loaf pans, spindle, door knob.
vintage loaf pans Storage for craft room
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Birdcage Light -- minus the bottom, which probably had bird poop on it anyway.
Lights, Ideas, Birdcage Light, Birdcages, Bird Cages, Antiques
Antique Birdcage Light #DIY I use the old bird cages to feed the wild birds. I hang birdbells inside and pin the door open. Gives me pleasure to watch the birds come and go.
Antique Birdcage Light. DIY idea: use decorative birdcage to string a pendant light through. Simple!
Antique Birdcage Light DIY. Been trying to figure out what to do with that rust old bird cage I got in NY. This is great!
Antique Birdcage Light #DIYHanging Lights, Birdcages Lights, Birds Cages Lights, Birdcages Hanging
Antique Birdcage Light Rhonda you just gave me a great idea!
Antique Birdcage Light.. We do need a front porch light....
Antique Birdcage Light #DIY -- I really like this idea
Antique Birdcage Light love this idea from uncovet
Antique Birdcage Light, DIY idea!
Unique storage / drying idea.
Ideas, Art, Diy
For office supplies, makeup, paint brushes and art supplies... I LOVE this idea. Going to use it in my bathroom. Tweezers, hair scissors, lip liners, eye liners, and various brushes NEED this!
Craft room: Use a push broom to hold art supplies like paint brushes, markers, scissors, etc.
cool ideas use a floor brush as a pen pencil or paint brush holder quirky artists desk tidy
bristle brush "pen" holder. LOVE this idea. - maybe for my paint brushes!
Paint brush holder~ wow - awesome idea for all sculpting tools as well
Cool idea! Broom head as brush holder & art supplies holder!
Brush pencil holder. Great re-purpose idea.
paint brush holder- fab idea for studio
DIY: paint brush holder
This would make an awesome wastebasket for the right room.
Reclaimed Wood, Indoor Outdoor Reclaimed, Reclaimed Planter, Recycled Wood, Wood Planters, Woods, Design
Best blog! Dishfunctional Designs: Home Decor & Art Made From Old Salvaged Reclaimed Wood
Indoor/Outdoor Reclaimed Wood Planter Large by EcologicaMalibu, $180.00
Recycled Wood Planter, but would be cute done in rulers also.
Imagine this same thing, but with old skateboard decks.
Indoor/Outdoor Reclaimed Wood Planter (Large)
Recycled Wood Planter
Dish Rack!? Awesome!
Dish Racks, Hold File, Classroom Ideas, File Folders, Classroom Organization
Seriously? A dish rack will hold file folders? Brilliant!! Maybe because its a dishrack hold recipes?
Classroom Organization! A dish rack will hold file folders? Brilliant!! when I see these things I think....how did I not think of that?
A dish rack will hold file folders? Why didn't I think of that? Brilliant!! - classroom idea
A dish drying rack will hold file folders, use the utensil holder for pencils! Love this
dish drainer to hold file folders! site goes thru how she decorated file folders
Classroom Organization! A dish rack will hold file folders? Brilliant!!
Great organization idea! Use a dish rack to hold file folders!
Classroom Organization or ? A dish rack will hold file folders
Great way to transform some Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish. First, spray the body of your plain glass with clean water. While the surface is wet, spray it thoroughly with Looking Glass spray paint. The water will prevent the paint from completely adhering to the surface – exactly what’s required to achieve the characteristically blotchy look of genuine mercury glass. Let the paint dry overnight, and repeat the process to the darkness ...
Craft, Goodwill Lamp, Mercury Glass, Thrift Store, Lampshade, Pottery Barn
These lampshades to go on my mercury glass lamps~ *Great way to transform some Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish.
Slick trick to transform a thrift store lamp base: Use Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint to mimic Pottery Barn's Antique Mercury Glass lamps ... nifty!
Great way to transform some Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish. Pottery Barn Hack #CraftsDIYSerendipity #crafts #diy #projects #tutorials Craft and DIY Projects and Tutorials
DIY Mercury Glass Lamps - Great way to transform some Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish. Pottery Barn Hack
Great way to transform some Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish. Pottery Barn Hack Mercury glass lamps!
DIY Mercury Glass Lamps: Use Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish, to refinish some old Goodwill lamps. Pottery Barn Hack!
Great way to transform some I have been wanting some mercury glass lamps for a while now! yay!!! Goodwill lamps: Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which dries into a mirror-like finish. Pottery Barn Hack
Fishing pole as picture hanger...cool!
Craft, Idea, Photo Display, Man Cave, Fishing Poles, Boy Room
Fishing Pole Picture Frame ~ great idea for the cabin, lake house, husbands pictures of trophy fishing trips or boys room!
fishing rod with hanging picture frames. Cute idea for a den or lake house. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DabbledDetails?page=1
Recycled fishing pole, photo display. Idea for a man cave or Father's Day gift
fishing rod with hanging picture frames. Great idea for little boy's room!
Fishing Pole Picture Frame idea for a boy room :) may need this one day!!
recycled fishing pole- cute idea for little boys room or man cave.
Fishing Pole Picture Frame. Cute idea for a boy's room or a cabin!
recycled fishing pole picture frame - Craft Ideas
Antique drill handle for handmade toolbox (made from reclaimed lumber.)
Ideas, Craft, Toolbox, Boxes, Pallet, Funky Junk Interiors, Garden
antique drill handle for handmade toolbox (made from reclaimed lumber) - fun! Great idea for all the old tool boxes and tools I've collected
Tool box - coolest one ever! LOVE the drill handle and cow tag! Box built out of a single board, btw. Directions on site ******************************************** Funky Junk Interiors - #toolbox #tool #box #DIY - tå√
How clever! Reclaimed lumber pallet wood antique tool box. (tutorial on link to Funky Junk Interiors)
How did I never think of this? reclaimed lumber pallet wood antique tool box Funky Junk Interiors
reclaimed lumber pallet wood antique tool box Funky Junk Interiors Old drill handle - neat
How to make a one board toolbox / garden trunk box via Funky Junk Interiors
reclaimed lumber pallet wood antique tool box Funky Junk Interiors
A planter or an old fashioned tool box crafted from pallets.
Repurpose - Antique-Style Toolbox to Flower Box
Eco-Friendly Towel Bath Rugs DIY
Make your own towel rug.
Homemade Rug, Diy Bathroom, Towel Rug
DIY bathroom mat. Use old towels. Good step by step instructions for towel rug and has link for rug canvas (mesh)
Bathroom Rugs: Give Old Towels a Second Life as Bath Mat Transforming towels into super-soft, eco-chic bath rugs.
How-to Instructions for this Handmade Bathroom Mat 1. First, wash and dry the towel or towels you’ll be using for your mat. 2. Decide how big you want your bath rug to be by measuring the dimensions on the flour, e.g.. in from of your shower recess, as shown here. ...
Homemade rug? Bath mat? Wonderful fuzzy thing. I WANT YOU :'(
DIY bathroom rag rug using recycledbath towels or t-shirts
bath towels into a bath mat #DIY #bathroom #rug #upcycle
Bath Mat from old Towels or t-Shirts DIY rug hooking.
DIY bathroom mat: re-purpose towels into a bath mat
DIY BATHROOM RUG! How-to Instructions for this Handmade Bathroom Mat 1. First, wash and dry the towel or towels you’ll be using for your mat. 2. Decide how big you want your bath rug to be by measuring the dimensions on the flour, e.g.. in from of your shower recess, as shown here. 3. Purchase gridded matting and cut it to those dimensions. Can be bought at a craft shop or basic home ware store as this usually sits under floor rugs to avoid slipping. It is also called an ‘anti-slip mat’. 4. Cut the towels into 5-6” long pieces, approx. 3/4” thick. 5. Knot each strip along the grid, ensuring they all face the same way. Tip: for a thick, full mat, knot along every line. For a thinner mat, knot along every other line. It’s an easy to do project that require little concentration. . It may take you a while but it will be worth it once you’re finished with your eco-chic bathroom mat. Budget: nil (whatever an anti-slip under rug costs in your area. Maybe $2-3? ) Video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhBfiy4XrM&feature;=player_embedded
Bottle cap chimes...they probably won't jingle well, but they're pretty cool to look at.
Bottle Caps, Craft, Idea, Beer Bottle, Windchimes, Wind Chimes, Cap Wind, Diy
DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Bottle Cap Wind Chime: I ran across this marvelous wind chime on flickr. There's no instructions, but it should be simple enough to DIY.
Bottle Cap Wind Chime - What a great idea, my son has a big garbage bin of bottle caps that he's been collecting for so long, this could be a good craft for him!
Bottle cap wind chime. Psh, thats awesome....would do with hub cap and beer bottle caps....man cave DIY
bottle cap wind chime. i could make this, but unfortunately all my bottlecaps would be beer bottles
Bottle cap wind chime. Psh, thats awesome..this is a great craft idea with the kids...
A classic DIY wind chime idea.. Would love to do this with beer bottle caps
DIY gift idea, recycle craft beer bottle caps and make a wind chimes
Bottle cap wind chime - idea to add to kitchen implement windchimes
Bottle cap wind chime. -- a neat idea to craft with my nieces!
use tea cups to hold jewelry
Ideas, Jewelry Storage, Jewelry Display, Storage Idea, Tea Cups, Jewelry Organization, Teacups, Jewelry Holder
mismatched china as jewelry holders. Cute idea though I'd need more symmetry of size or something but maybe all different tea cups or something?
Teacup Jewelry organization. Love this idea. Now I just have to find an extra drawer around here someplace. lol
Cute idea for organizing jewelry in a vanity drawer with small dishes, bowls and teacups
Teacup Jewelry Organizer - DIY Organization - 10 Cheap and Easy Ideas - Bob Vila
Jewelry Display Idea - love the mixture of bowls, teacups, saucers
cute jewellery storage idea (use old/vintage bowls and teacups)
Looking for jewelry display and storage ideas
Teacup jewelry holder. Cute idea.
Jewelry storage idea
Old chair as coat hook.
Repurposed Chair, Ideas, Craft, Chair Backs, Coat Racks, Old Chairs, Diy, Coats, Coatrack
Antique chair back coat rack - painted turquoise, distressed and with tea-stained glaze. 38" tall, 20" wide. New hardware, including wall mounts. $95. sweet idea if i can find a chair at a garage sale
DIY chair back coat rack. Nice solo chair can be found at any resale or thrift store and painted or refurbished easily for little money.
DYI Chair Back Coat Rack #DIY #HabitatforHumanity #ReStore http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/restore/index.php
Chair back = coat rack!! Hang up your clients coats in style --> #DIY #SprayPaint #Crafty #Decor
Dishfunctional Designs: Upcycled: New Uses for Old Chairs ,coatrack
Repurposed chair back turned coat rack.
DIY Old Chair Coat Rack....... Clever.
Diy Necklace, Flea Markets, Hammered Spoon, Diy Jewelry, Flattened Spoons, Spoon Necklaces, Jewelry Ideas
Flattened Spoon Necklaces - buy old spoons at flea market and flattened them with a hammer. Cut the handles and drill holes. Attach cute little charms and hang on a neck chain.
Flattened spoon necklaces. Buy some old spoons on flea market and flatten them with a hammer. You need the right tools for cutting the handles and drilling the holes. | Kimmykats
Flattened spoons - this one is the coolest ever. Buy some old spoons on flea market and flattened them with a hammer. You need the right tools for cutting the handles and drilling the holes. Or you find yourself a handyman. put a little silver heart, a small key and some beads. - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins I know how to make spoon necklaces
Made with flattened spoons [Easy jewelry idea.]
fattened + hammered spoon DIY necklace
DIY Jewelry -- flattened spoons!
Flattened spoons pendants
Ideas, Craft, Jewelry Hanger, Jewelry Display, Hangers, Diy
The is a great idea! Turn a vintage hanger into an earring holder. I have a number of wonderful wooden hangers from long gone businesses, including my grandfather's.
Screw eyepins into a hanger for a DIY jewelry organizer. DUH. This is the best idea for my earring storage project yet...
Turn your wooden hangers to jewelry organizers #DIY #tutorial #Creativity #fun #craft #selfmade
Jewelry hanger Love this idea using vintage hangers. Old wooden hangers can make beautiful storage units for jewelry, ties, and even shoes. Paint the hangers a solid color and let dry. Then add decorative touches such as hand-painted flowers or stripes. Or wrap the hangers with strips of fabric using glue to adhere the strips to the wood. When the hanger is completely wrapped, cover with a decoupage finish. Attach to the wall with painted or plain hooks.
Household6Diva has a brilliant jewelry display idea using wooden hangers and small hooks.
Brilliant Idea - Turn your wooden hangers to jewelry organizers
turn your wooden hangers to jewelry organizers- great idea!
jewelry display idea using wooden hangers and small hooks
DIY jewelry organizer from old wooden hangers.
15 Awesome DIY Jewelry Holders
Shabby Chic Farmhouse Display Shelf. Could do this indoors as well.
Coffee Tables, Ideas, Craft, Outdoor, Diy, Repurposed
Or outdoor - Turn the edge of a coffee table into a Farmhouse Display Shelf with knobs for hanging kitchen towels or use it as a coat rack.
Diy / farmhouse display shelf, towel bar, coat rack upcycled coffee table! how cute! i'd like to try and make this for over the coffee bar!
coffee table shelf Coffee table Shelves in furniture diy with shelves shelf Repurposed Coffee Table
Farmhouse Display Shelf, Towel Bar, Coat Rack Up Cycled Coffee Table MUSTARD YELLOW. $85.00, via Etsy.
I like the idea of this. Farmhouse Display Shelf, Towel Bar, Coat Rack from Up Cycled Coffee Table.
What a cool idea! Farmhouse Display Shelf, Towel Bar, Coat Rack Up Cycled Coffee Table
Coffee table > Shelves in furniture diy with Shelves Repurposed Coffee Table
coffee table shelf diy crafts craft ideas
Old Faucet Knobs as Fence ART (could turn these into ANYTHING..)
Ideas, Craft, Garden Art, Yard Art, Outdoor, Faucets, Crosses, Diy
Garden art from faucet turns, this is a great idea! I love crosses and this is a wonderful way to recycle!
garden art from faucet turns (wall art). I love yard art. I do like this one. just need to find more fence room!
Garden art from outdoor faucet handles - want to do this if I ever find the motherload of old faucet handles.
Clever idea - a Cross made from old faucet handles. You can see the effects of the lives they've lead in the patina they have developed.
Crafts for inside & out .Garden art from faucet turns ... for @Bobbie Mitchell Hopper
cross from outdoor faucet handles...Now i will be on the look for faucet handles!!!!
garden cross, outdoor faucet handles (DON'T OPEN-JUST LOOK @ PIC FOR IDEA)
Garden art idea faucet turns made into a Coptic Cross
DIY Faucet Handles Cross
Pallet Towel Hanger, Great for the backyard by the pool or just to dry outdoors without dragging them in to the house.
Pool Ideas, Wooden Pallet, Towel Racks, Outdoor, Pallet Ideas, Poolside Pallets, Towels
When we have the hot tub: Poolside Pallet -LOVE...we put this on our pool deck...its awesome to hang towels & such on!
pallet = outdoor pool towel rack Would be great for the kids and I to hang our towels while swimming so the dogs don't lie on them ;)
36. Outdoor Towel Rack - 45 DIY Pallet Crafts to Spiff up Your Entire Home ... → DIY
Towel rack from an old door. Yes for outside after outdoor play!!
Wooden pallet towel rack for next to the hot tub!
poolside pallet towel holder
Pallet outdoor towel rack
Wooden Pallet Ideas
Old wooden pallet outdoor DIY seating. Add a few cushions/throw pillows.
Craft, Wood Pallet, Outdoor, Pallet Furniture, Pallet Ideas, Pallets, Diy
Garden:Wood Pallets Outdoor Furniture White Pallet Bench Outdoor Bench Ideas Diy Outdoor Bench Easy DIY Patio Furniture Projects You Should Already Start Planning
Design Squish Blog: RECYCLED SHIPPING PALLET FURNITURE - recycled, eco, sustainable, design, redesign, reused, lifestyle, diy, eco on budget, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmental news, recycling tips, brooklyn, ditmas park,
Wood pallet furniture. Paint it and put the pillow beds in the to do board for the cushions! Great for outdoor porch/patio!
Design Squish Blog: RECYCLED SHIPPING PALLET FURNITURE - #recycle, #eco, #sustainable, #design, #redesign, #reuse, #diy, #budget, #sustainable lifestyle, #do-it-yourself, #creative environmental options, #craft
Looooooooove the idea of this wood pallet bench! An almost free (aside from the paint and nails) outdoor sitting area!
Indoor and Outdoor Pallet Bench Sitting Area - Pallet Furniture Just add cushions
diy pallet bench... put cushions on it and make it an outdoor couch.
pallet turned outdoor sectional. Love pallet ideas!
coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood.
Decor, Wood Coffee Tables, Living Rooms, Idea, Reclaimed Wood, Livingroom, Sawhorse Legs, Woods
Using two saw horses and reclaimed wood to make a cool coffee #interior ideas #home interior decorators #interior design office #design bedrooms
coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood. would be great in my new garage relaxing area for the kids...FUN idea
coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood. would love to make something like this!
Check out the couch in addition to the coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood.
coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood. Cool idea. Like the heaven pillow too.
coffee table made from sawhorse legs and reclaimed wood. This is just plain cool....
Must do home decor projects at New Nostalgia
sawhorse leg and reclaimed wood coffee table
DIY table from reclaimed wood boards and sawhorse legs.
Coral Chair, Dining Rooms, Dining Area, Farmhouse Table, Dining Table, Red Chairs, Kitchen, Design
Designer Dad Studio: One Table + Reclaimed Wood = Inspired Multi-Purpose Makeover Here it is as a dining table. The ultimate three in one!
I love so much about this dining room | the rustic farmhouse table | the shiny coral chairs | the simple white dinnerware | It's perfect.
Coral/red color chairs in this Urban Cottage Chic Kitchen Dining Area! Farmhouse table with red chairs, designed by Stephen Saint-Onge
Love the pop of Coral/red color chairs in this Urban Cottage Chic Kitchen Dining Area! Farmhouse table with red chairs
Love the pop of Coral/red color chairs in this Urban Cottage Chic Dining Area! Farmhouse table with red chairs, designed by Stephen Saint-Onge via @Centsational Blog Blog Girl
Love the pop of Coral/red color chairs in this Urban Cottage Chic Kitchen Dining Area! Maybe i would do it with just steel chairs? or weathered blue? Farmhouse table with red chairs, designed by Stephen Saint-Onge via @Centsational Blog Girl. This kind of chair but orange to go around the marble table
Farmhouse table with red chairs, designed by Stephen Saint-Onge via @Centsational Blog Blog Blog Girl kitchen
Farm table w/ red chairs
GREAT idea for Cat beds
Cats, Cat Beds, Ideas, Suitcase, Bunkbed, Bunk Bed, Animal
Double Pet Bunk Beds - I think anyone could make this quite easily from a vintage suitcase. Notice the legs are baseballs! I bet my cats would appreciate triple bunkbeds
upcycled cat beds from suitcases - Love this idea, so gonna keep my eyes open for some old suitcases!
Upcycled Cat Beds. I have to laugh because a suitcase is the first bed my cats wants when Bill gets home from a trip...great idea...
Upcycled Cat Beds. Could do without the baseballs, but the suitcases are a great idea. Isn't that where cats are always trying to hang out anyway?
Upcycled cat beds from suitcases. Great idea for those classic cases that cats try to crawl into anyway when packing.
upcycled cat beds from suitcases,... for our animal lovers. #recycle #cat
upcycled pet beds from suitcases Frm Alicia Fitzner's bd: Cats
Cat bed Nice idea to turn old suitcase into a catbed
upcycled cat beds from suitcases - bunk bed!
Potting table: old door, desk, shelving, hooks, etc.