19 Trash to Treasure Transformations

Marvel at these interestingly unique repurposed decor and see how you too can breathe new life into your trash.

Updated on June 06, 2017 0:06 am

Martin Cuyegkeng

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Repurposing or upcycling is not just inexpensive and helpful to the environment, but it’s also a good way to get those creative juices flowing. Last time, we featured some downright beautiful repurposed junk; now, we give repurposing a second look with this list of impressive trash to treasure transformations.

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While others thought outside the box, this guy stayed inside, got creative, and came up with this brilliant lighting fixture.

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We’re hoping no one got into trouble with this project: making a table out of a police barrier.

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Snap out of the usual upcycling and take things a notch higher as this design studio did with their leather belt flooring.

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Who would’ve thought a simple climbing rope could be repurposed into an interesting chandelier?

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London called; it wants its phone booth-turned-sofa back.

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Bacchanalian nights might just inspire you to come up with something like this wine cork mat.

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Relax and take a bath. The idea will come to you. Just like how it came to the guy who thought of this bathtub sofa.

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After your break, you should be able to have a clear picture of what you want to do. Like this dramatic picture slide curtain.

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You can be as ambitious as this bike-parts chandelier.

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What’s a library without a counter made out of books?

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It seems such a waste to throw away a piano that has seen better days. Repurpose it into a desk instead.

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Go places with this scooter turned work or study desk.

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Turn an old, midcentury-modern TV set into an extra seat in your living room—it’s sure to get your guests talking.

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Put your thinking hat on—or rather, turn your hats into this good-looking hat light fixture.

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Need drum shades for your light fixture? This drum chandelier took things literally—and to great effect.

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The foodies will find this lamp-grater light fixture a great source of task lighting in the kitchen.

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Now here’s an inventive idea that’s one for the books: this piano bookshelf.

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Old ladders make for perfect wall-hung bookshelves. Just hang it up horizontally and use the rungs as bookends.

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Found an old door during one of your thrifting trips? The size and architectural details make for great headboards.

Got any ideas for a trash-to-treasure project in your home? Tell us more about it! Email us at hello@cromly.com.

Cover photo courtesy of The Benjamin Collection

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