Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Day's Worth of DIY Inspiration - Recycled and Repurposed

I just love today's collection of recycled and repurposed DIY inspiration. 

via House Trend Furniture

Studio Hergebruik

Say it fast 5 times...recycled seatbelt belt
2012 Architecten

with a nod to industrial style, this lamp is made with recycled spoons and a pan

one of the best pieces of art I've seen with recycled magazine pages 
Marang Studios via Flickr

recycled sweater slippers are here just in time for Easter
Merriment Design via Instructables

This necklace from recycled Barbie bits freaks me out a bit
Margaux Lange

Wholman via Instructables

this recycled bottle cap floor was a hit on the BVC Facebook page recently
Best of Remodeling

NY Times

This pencil collection wall art would take care of overpopulation of the leaded kind
How Now Design

I, too, want a window full of these recycled plastic lid columns

Of course recycled Dutch cookie tins belong in a tree!
via Recylart


Perhaps these inspirational ideas seem extra special because it's an extra special week! We hit 1 million page views this past weekend. And today we hit 2,000 Facebook friends in our community. Know what else today is? The 1 year anniversary of Blue Velvet Chair! Join me in a virtual toast to the BVC blog - past, present, and future!

Until next time...

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  1. Super congrats on the milestone!!! The future looks bright for Blue Velvet Chair! And super creative ideas you shared in the post. I really like the "book" shelf. Happy First Birthday!

    1. Thanks so much! Putting together a blog post today to showcase your article and pieces.

  2. Congrats. Your blog is gorgeous. Awesome job too on the facebook community.

  3. What a great week the BVC is having!!

  4. I love the recycled bookshelf, I know it's not easy to do but I would like to try. :)

    1. Isn't that bookshelf interesting? You'd have to really work to make sure and have the right size books, etc. Do share with us if you try it - I would love to see and I know others would too.

  5. Congratulations and happy anniversary! I am loving all of those inspiring ways to upcycle, thanks!

  6. Congrats! And pass the cake! :)

  7. So that's why I've been saving all those lids...

    Congrats on your success!

  8. I love the table and the book shelf but the Barbie necklace really freaks me out. :-)

    Congrats on your success!! Your passion is inspiring.

  9. Except for the Barbies which freaked me out, as well, they were all cool. I really love that first wall unit -- unique and useful!

    Came over from Simply Junebug's Sunday Social.


  10. Congratulations! I really like your blog and I'm always here.
    Everything always beautiful and creative!

  11. cool blog, love the post and i love to recycle, refurbish etc. I blog over at nice to meet designers who love the same. "keeping it green" is my motto. feel free to follow back.


I'm listening! And responding - so let's create some buzz together for recycled and repurposed arts and crafts.

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