Pipes are one of those versatile materials that can be used in so many different ways... for lighting, furniture and even jewelry storage! Click through to check out ten of our favorite DIY projects using the hardware store classic.
These light fixtures from MESH Architects score very high points. Clever yet simple; industrial yet romantic. DIY-able? According to our very own Chris, absolutely! (Here's a tute to prove it.) But if you're not feeling handy, you can snag them ready made
Hardware Store Decor. Could there be anything better? I think not, especially when I see things like Michelle's gorgeous hotel-inspired plumbing pipe shelf. (That's right, I used 'plumbing' and 'gorgeous' in the same sentence.) The best part
More evidence that hardware stores ROCK! Graphic design studio, Oat, fashioned some fabulous tables out of plumbing parts and reclaimed walnut. I particularly like their coffee table creation. You can read more
DIY LIfe asked a professional plumber what were some of the weirdest things he's found in his clients' pipes. As DL says, they're not even that weird, they're just things that should NOT be in a drain! Here's just one of the 6. Warning: it's gross.
Roommates Jeremy and Ralph's bachelor pad is made up of a little bit of IKEA, Eames and DIY. As for the latter, some things were restored, whereas others were made, like the pipe bookshelf pictured above. It looks like the hardware store had everything
Instructabler jtwanderlust decided to make a bed. Out of pipes. As the article suggests, the project had its hiccups, but the outcome doesn't look it. JT estimates that the entire thing cost $400, HOWEVER, with some modifications, that cost could be less. Here's some of the supplies JT used:
Exposed pipes. Sometimes they're really cool, like in the Chelsea loft pictured above. On the other hand, sometimes they're just yucky. For less than pristine pipes, a bit of paint can act like a camouflage...like in this picture from Coastal Living.