No, this post isn’t on how-to best recycle plastic or glass bottles in your neighborhood. It is about the new and growing trend to take something in your home collecting dust or perhaps ill-fitting and making it (or transforming it) into something new, as in Recycled Art.
Martha’s latest issue of BluePrint Magazine, has an article on just such a phenomenon. In it are 5 things that have been made new and useful again.
- First is a set of old dusty frames (painted) and (arranged just so) that is now wall art
- Second is a foldable cot turned into a groovy living room table, with the help of some trays
- Third and (my favorite) is old board paintings turned into clocks, with the aid of a battery operated clock kit
- Fourth is lamps found on eBay painted a solid crucial color and renewed again
- Fifth is an outdated stool re-upholstered with a bath towel (very eco-chic)
Don’t you love the idea of turning an old painting (they advise board, not canvas) into a wall clock. I love that simple, but brilliant recycling art idea.
Just think of the things you no longer use that you could turn into something else, maybe a paint job will make it new again, or perhaps you can re-puprose the item, so it has a new different use.
Share your ideas with me, what have you reclaimed and made cool recycled art of?
Photo [Flickr, E Lisa]