Yesterday, we mentioned about “Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Stuff”, now in this post we have some creative products for small space. Enjoy! Book shelf chair | via Etsy, TheLibraryChair A mattress into a chair. Via jaxxbeanbags Space-saving hangers | via Solutions Water Recycling Toilet-Sink | via plumbing-deals The Pack-Away Bucket Folds Flat | Via coolthings A hose that automatically expands and contracts. | via hammacher …
Where do mattresses go to die? The landfill, most often. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s still life under what looks like old junk, if you’re willing to uncover it. Old bedsprings offer an industrial aesthetic that can lay the foundation for a host of projects and decorative pieces. Even individual spring coils can be brilliantly utilized—the rustier the better. Sharpen your wire cutters, and get ready to repurpose, reuse, and recycle.
This is my L-shaped pallet couch that I built. Easy and inexpensive with the twin mattresses instead of cushions. There is a fitted sheet on both the top and bottom. I included little holiday lights in between to sparkle things up and some old books on the "shelves" to make it look classy. I also added a few pallets in the corner to act as a table. My new favorite room in the house!
The crocodile (I named him Ruffles) for "Peter Pan," for which I used mostly old mattress foam and hot glue. He only needed half a body in his midsection, because he traveled in only one direction onstage. The key to making this giant puppet's human legs look reptilian was to have the actors hunch down and walk backwards instead of knees-forward. (Produced in 2008 by Theater Works, Peoria AZ. Directed by Jim Gradillas.)