Vintage truck springs, used as stools, were found at Artefact Design & Salvage (found on HouseBeautiful) Even some of the world’s most luxurious homes have employed repurposing and upcycling methods to transform ordinary items into extraordinary décor. For example, it is easy to transform simple wooden pallets or cable reels into indoor or outdoor tables with a few fresh coats of enamel, decoupage or a rich stain. Cast off wooden doors can become rustic headboards and old, used photo frames will look brand new with a little paint. Or, for those handy with a welding gun, old metal scraps can be transformed into a number of items – from wall art to garden accents.
Sitbag Easy Chair by Maybe Design Whether you prefer a weathered antiqued look or a more polished finish, it’s easy to accomplish with repurposed items. Best of all, these items are extremely easy to find. Next time you’re ready to revive the look of your home, check out the local junkyard or home demolition site. Often the items some consider to be trash are truly the greatest treasures.