Luxury Upcycled Home Furnishings That Make A Statement

  • Luxury Upcycled Home Furnishings That Make A Statement

The word “upcycling” can conjure images of amateurish DIY projects and “shabby chic” repurposed thrift store finds, but it doesn’t have to. With supply chain problems making it more difficult to find popular items, upcycling is seeing a resurgence in interior design, allowing all of us to express our creative sides in projects that can make a stunning impact on our home decor. Upcycled materials can bring a touch of luxury and a one-of-a-kind look to any room, all without breaking the bank. Upcycling also allows for major changes or additions to decor without creating any waste or environmental impact — in a world in which we’re all thinking about our carbon footprint, it’s one of the easiest ways to make a difference without compromising on quality. Check out our list of 7 luxury upcycling projects and upcycled furnishings that make a great statement.

1. Turn A Vintage Ladder Into Storage

A vintage ladder can be a great garage sale or flea market find. While it might not still serve its intended purpose, it can be cut down and repurposed as a unique, stylish rack to display scarves, towels, or throw blankets in a living room, bathroom, or bedroom. Add paint in fun and funky accent colors to create a one-of-a-kind focal point for your room that blends modern and vintage looks.

With very little work, you can transform an A-frame ladder into a visually interesting bookshelf or storage rack for kitchen storage. Open the ladder and place boards across the rungs to create shelving that works for books, pots and pans, or anything else you can imagine. With a wooden ladder, you can either leave the surface natural for a farmhouse feel or use self-priming paint for an interesting pop of color.

2. Transform Teacups Into Candles

Flea markets and vintage shops are great places to find incomplete tea sets, with a few mismatched cups and saucers. While these sets can’t really be used for tea or coffee, they can make great-smelling candles that complement your home decor and add an eclectic and bohemian feel to your space. 

Candle wax and wicks are available at most craft stores, and can be easily added to teacups to create beautiful candles. For added flair, use colored wax or a add a few drops of essential oils to make one-of-a-kind candles that make great decor touches or gifts.

3. Use Vintage Tables To Build A One-Of-A-Kind Bathroom Vanity

While it might seem difficult to build a vanity from scratch, if you’re inclined to take on a bigger project, upcycling a vintage table into a vanity can be a relatively easy project. Use a router to cut holes in your table for plumbing and drainage, and then add a vessel sink on top of the table to create a distinctive look that provides an instant upgrade to any bathroom, complete with plenty of countertop space for bathroom accessories.

4. Build Your Own Kitchen Island

Adding casters, a coat of paint, and a countertop to an existing dresser can allow you to build your own custom kitchen island with a totally unique look that is unmistakably yours, at a fraction of the cost of a custom island. As a bonus, this project adds plenty of much-needed storage to your kitchen spaces, creating plenty of drawer storage for larger or less-frequently-used items.

5. Use Paint Samples To Upgrade An Existing Dresser

Refreshing items you already own is a great way to breathe new life into your decor and extend the life of items you might otherwise donate or throw out. Using paint samples you might already have to add a bold and daring color blocked look to your existing items can help to ensure that they continue to fit in with your decor and create fun and funky looks that are very on-trend at the moment. 

6. Repurpose Unexpected Items To Create Useful Closet Organization

It can seem like we’re always staying one step ahead of clutter, especially in our closets. But using unexpected items to add organization to our closets is easy. Adding mail organizers, pot lid racks, or acrylic file folders can offer easy-to-use upcycled organizational tools that make it easy to keep odd-sized items organized and always at your fingertips. 

7. Seek Out Manufacturers Committed To Upcycling

Living sustainably doesn’t necessarily have to involve complicated home DIY projects. Plenty of modern home furnishing manufacturers are jumping on the sustainability trend and offering cool, trendy items that are made in sustainable ways using recycling and upcycling techniques. From countertops made from recycled plastics to sustainable tables that use glass to create unique palettes, upcycled home furnishings take items out of the waste stream and provide distinctive furniture pieces that double as works of art. Using these products can help you feel better about removing waste from landfills while still maintaining your commitment to the environment.

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2022-02-22T18:49:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2022|Residential Cleaning|