From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 20, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, I rounded up a bunch of cool repurposed projects, and this week, well, I'm doing it again (notice a trend?).

First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:

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Art abacus using spools of thread

Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if that weren't a little weird):

Old tires aren't just for tire-swings - this artist went the more creative route and fashioned some pretty impressive sculptures out of them:

Tire sculpture

A bookshelf made of ... books? Might be the ultimate creative re-use, if you ask me:

A bookshelf made of just books (clever)

Carpet samples are always easy to get a hold of; turning them into nice-looking furniture might not be as easy, but it could be worth the effort:

Carpet-sample furniture

 

Want to try some furniture recycling but don't know where to start? ModHomeEcTeacher has a list of 10 DIY recyclables you should never pass up:

10 DIY recyclables you should never pass up.

That's it for this time, next week, Chris will wrap up our series with another installment of ingenious repurposing projects and ideas.

 

 

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