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Here are two fabulous examples of worn out, drab old furniture being brought back to life with a little TLC… (aka from Eeew to Ooooh! :P)

First – Claires’ boring, old fashioned telephone table… she took one of the most un-hip items of furniture imaginable, and made it into a bright modern piece that anyone would be proud to have in their hallway.

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Next, Eily found herself in posession of various pieces of furniture when she bought an old cottage, and among them was this pretty scary fireside chair.  Several layers of fabric had to come off, but what an elegant transformation – it’s barely recognisable as the same chair!

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Inspiration to go stick paper on stuff….

decoupage-table-by-bombusMickey Mouse side table by Bombus (only one of the many amazing decoupaged items available from her Etsy shop)

decoupage-by-boxboy-via-apartment-therapyDemented Decoupage by Boxboyvia Apartment Therapy

decoupage-kitchen-by-jonathon-fong-via-the-wave-magazineDecoupage Kitchen by Jonathan Fong – via The Wave Magazine

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Praying Skeleton Plate by PricklyGirl

decoupage-ceiling-via-craftzineMr. Peacock’s decoupaged ceiling (with a how-to) – via Craftzine Blog

decoup-earrings-joanna-jewelleryDecoupage Earrings by Joanna Jewellery

decoupage-side-table-via-apartment-therapyPostage Stamp side table – via Apartment Therapy

decoupage-bookshelp-via-curblyDecoupage Bookshelf via Curbly

decoupage-footed-bowl-by-john-derianFooted Bowl by John Derian

decoupage-by-tia-mariinhaDecoupage Box by Tia Mariinha on Flickr

decoupaged-map-box-by-heather-donohue-craftsMap Tin by Heather Donohue Crafts

decoupage-black-white-via-apartment-therapyMonochrome decoupage by Swampdragon  via Apartment Therapy

Santa Monica based craftsman, Michael Yonke aka Upcycler has created his range of exquisitely handcrafted furniture, art and interiors by repurposing and upcycling wood, metal and glass.  He uses 90 – 99% reclaimed locally sourced deconstruction materials, which he transforms into ” objects with higher end use value that will endure and inspire for centuries”.

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Just when we thought there could be no possible use for all those offcuts of wood  and broken furniture, these guys come along and show us how to up-cycle in style…

Stout Chair

Stout Chair

The Stout Chair by Ref-Use at Eco Wise via Enviromedia.com

Scrapile

Scrapile

The Scrapile range of furniture by Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado.

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests by Margaret Taylor for Uncommon Goods via CoolHuntingGreen

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs by Chris Burton via Inhabitat

Stoolen Lite

Stoolen Lite

Uhuru Reclaimed Wood Furniture  via Apartment Therapy

Shattered Furniture

Shattered Furniture

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture via Inhabitat

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench by Flickr member jbfbouchard

The Tower Light

The Tower Light

The Tower Light by MetaForm Studio

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chairs via Inhabitat

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture by Floyd Gompf via Haute*Nature

tabletop-by-piet-hein-eek-via-askblogTabletop detail from  Piet Hein Eek‘s range of furniture  via Askdezign blog

Once A Door

Once A Door

Claire Danthois ‘Once Discarded’ range via Haute*Nature

Every once in a while I stumble upon an artist or designer whose work just makes me beam from ear to ear – in this case it’s British textile designer Zoe Murphy.  Zoe’s repurposed mid century pieces and vintage textiles are printed with imagery inspired by her beloved home town of Margate – her ethos is ‘love what belongs to you’.

She has already had her work shortlisted for the BBC New Designer Of The Year Award, and exhibited at Free Range design shows, New Designers 2008 and The Old Town Gallery in Margate, even though she only graduated from university last year.  I’ll be keeping up to date with her work on her blog, as I can’t wait to see more from her.

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Bitter Betty has posted this excellent tutorial for an authentic  mid century couch, straight from the pages of The Mechanix Illustrated How- To-Do-It Encyclopedia Volume 6, 1961 edition! 😀

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Life Is Suite are a UK based company who breathe new life into old furniture in the most imaginative and creative way.

“Using secondhand tea cloths and aprons, Life is Suite has created a sofa with a narrative. Pictures, homilies, poems and recipes tell a story of a Nan’s life, evoking happy memories tinges with nostalgia. As a chair for modern users there are pockets for remote controls, and other paraphernalia. The sofa has been created by Stuart Parker and Paul Green for Life is Suite.”

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These amazing pieces are made by artist Boris Bally, from discarded metal street signs.  In his own words – ‘The materials employed here are gleaned from ten-foot-high, thirty thousand pound scrap piles. Each of these reflective pearls represents sifting through thousands of ordinary oyster shells. I extract the most important elements of these gems and match them to create exciting color and image combinations.’

I’m coveting these big time…. I’d love to have a go at DIY-ing those floor tiles…

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Craftster.org member fnur has posted this great tutorial with pics, for a very elegant dining table and chairs makeover.

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Repurposed wooden pallet furniture links (some with tutorials)  from around teh interwebs….

pallet-coffee-table-at-espirit-cabanePallet coffee table with tutorial at Espritcabane.com

veg-planter-from-pallets-on-instructablesPallet vegetable planter with tutorial at Instructables.com

wood-deck-at-espritcabanePallet decking with tutorial at Espritcabane.com

pallet-house-at-apartment-therapyPallet house (!) via Re-nest.com

astrocabinet-at-pallet-artAstrocabinet by Mark Dabelstein at Pallet Art

pallet-chair-at-studiomamaPallet chair, part of a range of pallet furniture at Studiomama.  Instructions to make them yourself are also available to buy on the site.


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