Sunday, September 13, 2009

Upcycled Furniture

For some reason about 5 different repurposed furniture concepts came through my google alerts this week. These are the sorts of project that I wish I had the time/space/skill to blatantly copy. Here are two that I really liked. This from Apartment Therapy:
Even though this is approximately the purple of the bedroom in our previous house, I don't actually like it here, but I do love the concept and overall affect.

In the same vein from ReadyMade:
Thomas Wold --of course. I'm jazzed by everything I've seen from this guy. You look at his pieces and can see how his mind works. It's fun, colorful and eclectic. He breaks a bunch of rules but everything still functions. He's my current upcycle-y hero.

Also from Apartment Therapy, this idea for using vintage tea packing crates as veneer for kitchen cabinets. Possibly greener--but definitely more expensive--than buying something from Ikea, but it is cool. Who knows, maybe Ikea will rip this off. Shouldn't be too hard to print this pattern on Melamine. It will be next year's Teböx line of cabinets. Speaking of Ikea, I googled it and there actually is a Swedish furniture name generator. (I LOVE THE WEB!)

8 comments:

FENNOfashion said...

I love looking for inspiration for my home on sites like Apartment Therapy. Those ideas you posted are awesome!

Copper Furniture said...

It is really nice concept. I will try it at my home while renovating the whole look.

* said...

we just finished a whole line of upcycled furniture made from barnwood, gas piping and vintage locker baskets, thought you might like...
http://brightdesignlab.com

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Log Artist said...

Such a neat idea. I love to see what people can do with recycled wood.