They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure, and no one proves that statement to be true quite like upcyclers. Yes, the reclaimers among us make it their mission to take discarded or otherwise undesirable materials and transform them into gorgeous, one-of-a-kind home accents. Read on to see 40 wonderful examples of their hard work.
40. Chair made of coins
Who knew spare change could make such an attractive place to sit? Reddit user gnomic_fox shared this stunning project: a chair made of melded coins. Other users did have some questions, though, as some wondered if the chair would be sealed to prevent rust. In fact, one suggested keeping the coin chair out of the sun; needless to say, a metal seat could get pretty hot.
39. Plastic bag plant holder
Most of us have a stash of old plastic bags going to waste, so here’s a great way to upcycle a good portion of them. With a few twists and knots, you can turn them into a macrame plant holder for your hanging greens. And according to the person behind the project, Instagram user naturallymogi, it’s also an adorable way to keep plastic from ending up in the ocean or in a landfill.