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100 Pieces of Upcyled Home Decor

Fabulous Furniture Crafted Using Garbage

— March 30, 2012 — Eco
Considering everything in one's home takes valuable energy and materials to produce, these pieces of upcycled home decor are the very definition of resourceful.

Almost everything in the average person's house was produced in a factory somewhere with materials from somewhere else that were themselves refined in some other place; all this running around requires a lot of energy. Ships, trucks and planes are required to move all this material about. The result of this, of course, is an increased carbon footprint via the burning of fossil fuels.

Still, many people would be more inclined to look upon a dumpy couch on the side of the road as a piece of junk than as ecological panacea. In contrast, these pieces of upcycled home decor manage to be economically and environmentally efficient while also achieving an appealing aesthetic.
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Recycled CD Storage
Recycled CD Storage
The Diaz Adisastomo 'Plattern' is Made from Old License Plates
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99
Vintage Vinyl Mug Mats
Vintage Vinyl Mug Mats
These Record Label Coasters Go Back to the Days of Easy Listening
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98
Raw Recycled Frames
Raw Recycled Frames
The Piece Peace Frame by Kazutoyo Yamamoto is Subtly Eclectic
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97
Baskerville Baby Accessories
Baskerville Baby Accessories
The Veer Typographic Mobile is for Nerdy Parents
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96
Upcycled Washers
Upcycled Washers
This Eco-Wash Washing Machine Does Not Require Electricity to Operate
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95
Wine Barrel Bento Packs
Wine Barrel Bento Packs
'Suteki Box' Modernizes the Traditional Japanese Lunch Pack
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94
Recycled Multifunctional Furnishings
Recycled Multifunctional Furnishings
The ECO Table and ECO Chair Offer a Variety of Uses
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93
Graffiti-Inspired Amplifiers
Graffiti-Inspired Amplifiers
The Jason Roussel 'audioBOMB' Resembles a Handmade Bomb
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92
Water Bottle Tableware
Water Bottle Tableware
The Aqua Jar Instantly Converts Recycled Bottles of Water into Pitchers
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91
Literal Seatbelt Seats
Literal Seatbelt Seats
Adam Barron Creates a Comfy Modern Chair Out of Recycled Seatbelts
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90
Gas Container Amplifiers
Gas Container Amplifiers
Jerrycan Speakers Churns Out Tunes with a Quirky Twist
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89
Eco-Conscious Cuisine Counters
Eco-Conscious Cuisine Counters
The Paperstone Kitchen is Made Out of Recycled Paper
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88
Recycled Car Seats
Recycled Car Seats
The 2012 Ford Focus will Have Chairs Produced from Plastic Bottles
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87
Newspaper Designer Furniture
Newspaper Designer Furniture
Mieke Dingen Creates a Wood-Like Material Out of Old Newspaper
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86
Foamy Furniture
Foamy Furniture
The Benjamin Hubert Pod Chair is a Room Within a Room
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85
Colorful Eco Chairs
Colorful Eco Chairs
Fetiche Design Makes Leftover Textiles Colorful with the Barraco Coll
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84
Cut-Out Armoires
Cut-Out Armoires
The Revealing Cabinet Wardrobe by Studiomama
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83
Upcycled Foam Armchairs
Upcycled Foam Armchairs
The Recycled Chair-Sofa is Modular and Eco-Friendly
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82
Retro Gamer Lighting
Retro Gamer Lighting
The NES Advantage Joystick Desk Lamp Upcycles Obsolete Controllers
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81
Upcycled Plastic Vacuums
Upcycled Plastic Vacuums
Electrolux's ‘Vac from the Sea' Made of Ocean Garbage
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80
Dandy Deformed Lights
Dandy Deformed Lights
The Frozenplastic Lab Creates Spontaneous Designs for Its Products
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79
Wall-Mounted Nooks
Wall-Mounted Nooks
BuzziHood by Alain Gilles is Made Out of Recycled Material
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78
Upcycled-Auto Pottery
Upcycled-Auto Pottery
UBeauty Pots are Made from Worn Out Tires
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77
Artistic Eco Tableware
Artistic Eco Tableware
Origami Crockery
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76
Recycled Children's Furniture
Recycled Children's Furniture
The SugiX Nakadai Project Teaches Kids to be Sustainable
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75
Simple Recycled Seat Sets
Simple Recycled Seat Sets
Robin Stummvoll's 'Einbaum' Converts Old Plastic Boxes into Chairs
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74
Plastic Bag Benches
Plastic Bag Benches
Taboo Collection Reuses Bags & Bottles to Create Functional Furniture
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73
Dual-Purpose Prehistoric Lighting
Dual-Purpose Prehistoric Lighting
The Dino Desk Lamp is Adorable and Doubly Practical
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72
E-Waste Loungers
E-Waste Loungers
The Binary Chair is Made from Salvaged Computer Components
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71
Restored Riverboat Bookcases
Restored Riverboat Bookcases
The 'Fashion for Home' Shipwood Dark Shelf is Soaked in History
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70
Shredded Magazine Furniture
Shredded Magazine Furniture
Jens Praet Used Scrap Paper to Create this Six-Foot Table
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69
Used Apparel Art
Used Apparel Art
Recycled Clothing Art by Guerra De La Paz Follows the "Three Rs"
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68
Upcycled Pedestal Lighting
Upcycled Pedestal Lighting
The LOOD Lamp by Elda Bellone is Colorfully Versatile
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67
Recycled Cartridge Chandeliers
Recycled Cartridge Chandeliers
The Upcycled Lowell and Louise Ink Cartridge Lamps
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66
Recycled Furniture Inspired by Chickens
Recycled Furniture Inspired by Chickens
Ryan Frank's Free Range Plastic Chair
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65
Recycled Olympic Furniture
Recycled Olympic Furniture
Sit on the Beetle-Infested Richmond Olympic Oval
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64
Quirky Cork Chairs
Quirky Cork Chairs
The Tilter Chair by Daniel Michalik Leans Towards the Unusual
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63
Vintage Turbine Furniture
Vintage Turbine Furniture
The '747 Jet Liner Bed' Scores High Points in Recycling
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62
Recycled Furniture
Recycled Furniture
Chairs Made From Playstation consoles
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61
Recycled Car Part Artworks
Recycled Car Part Artworks
This Yong Ho Ji Recycled Tire Art is Eco-Friendly and Thrilling
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60
Retro Recycled Chairs
Retro Recycled Chairs
Bram Sawatazky's Have A Seat Lounger Focuses on Safety and Comfort
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59
Junk Mail Tables
Junk Mail Tables
The Papervore Coffee Table Turns Junk Mail into Coffee Conversation
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58
Radical Recycled Radiators
Radical Recycled Radiators
The Eco-Rad Radiator Uses 3 Eco 'R's
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Recycled Cinema Seating
Recycled Cinema Seating
Cardboard Cinema Provides Eco-Friendly Furnishings for Your Home Theater
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Recycled Record Wine Racks
Recycled Record Wine Racks
Karen Dengler Offers a Conversation Starter on Her Etsy Shop
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Paper Plastered Lighting
Paper Plastered Lighting
Enrique Romero de la Llana's Pulp Lamp is Organic and Unique
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54
Oil Barrel Chairs
Oil Barrel Chairs
Recycled Furniture by Vaho Works
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53
Circuit Board Furniture
Circuit Board Furniture
BRC Designs' Binary Low Table is Made for the Geeky Home
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52
Recycled Tire Seating
Recycled Tire Seating
The 'Hermit Crab Chair' Gives New Life to Old Tires and Ceramics
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51
Recycled Rocking Chairs
Recycled Rocking Chairs
Sylvain Bienvenu's 'Sit & Rock' is a Fun Piece of Recycled Furniture
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50
Computer Keyboard Benches
Computer Keyboard Benches
2000 Keys Used to Create the Wolfgang Seating Solution
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49
Recycled Wooden Fixtures
Recycled Wooden Fixtures
The Rustic, Recycled Clothespin Chandelier by Mesila Studio
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48
Candy Wrapper Chairs
Candy Wrapper Chairs
The Snowjob Chair by Emilano Godoy is a Brilliant Recycled Furniture Piece
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Recycled Furniture
Recycled Furniture
Chair Made from Plastic Scraps
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46
Garbage Origami Gardens
Garbage Origami Gardens
Cardboard Plants by Karen Abel Add Life to Forgotten Flower Pots
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45
Car Seating Furniture
Car Seating Furniture
The Seat Belt Furniture by Phillips Collection is Ravishingly Rad
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Anatomical Bike Furniture
Anatomical Bike Furniture
Matt Shiley Reuses Bike Parts to Build Chairs
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Salvaged Laundry Machine Lighting
Salvaged Laundry Machine Lighting
The To Martins REWASHLAMP Illuminates an Old Appliance
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Reclaimed Refuse Seating
Reclaimed Refuse Seating
'Fizz' by Valera Barnayev Turns Trash into Art Furniture
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Recycled Book Desks
Recycled Book Desks
Tu Delft Architecture Bibliotheek Turns the Tables on Intelligent Design
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Recycled Paper Sound Systems
Recycled Paper Sound Systems
Tau Speakers are Made of Old Coated Cardboard
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Recycled Rubber Roofing
Recycled Rubber Roofing
The Eco-Friendly Euroshield Shingle System Offers a Great Alternative
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Broken Glass Furniture
Broken Glass Furniture
The Breaking the Bottle Collection Looks Like It's Covered in AstroTurf
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Recycled Art Spaces
Recycled Art Spaces
The RAKE Showroom was Constructed with Old Doors and Windows
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Recycled Furniture
Recycled Furniture
Lamp Made from Books
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DIY Furniture
DIY Furniture
Carpenter Block Designs
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Egg Carton Seating
Egg Carton Seating
Save Space WIth These Recycled Egg Carton Seats
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Upcycled Desk Accessories
Upcycled Desk Accessories
The Keyboard Pencil Cup Brings Writing and Typing Together
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Bottle Cap Lamps
Bottle Cap Lamps
The 'Captivate Light' by Luladot Repurposes Plastic Bottle Tops and Caps
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Cardboard Cat Houses
Cardboard Cat Houses
The Kitty Dome is a Sustainable Space for Your Furry Feline
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Arched Eco Houses
Arched Eco Houses
Richard Hawkes's Passivhaus Has No Conventional Heating System
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Upcycled Outdoor Freezers
Upcycled Outdoor Freezers
Cardboard Cooler Boxes Chills in an Eco-Friendly Manner
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Adaptable Pouch Racks
Adaptable Pouch Racks
The Paper-Bag Hanger Transforms to Suspend the Clothes it Once Carried
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Recycled Furniture
Recycled Furniture
Springy Bed Made of Car Parts
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Decomposing Tables
Decomposing Tables
The Auto Cannibalistic Table by Atema Architecture is Made with Egg Cartons
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Fancily Boozed Fixtures
Fancily Boozed Fixtures
Express Your Love of Alcohol with These Beer Bottle Chandeliers
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Cardboard Display Cases
Cardboard Display Cases
The LOW Bar Storage Unit is Eco-Friendly, Functional and Fab
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Recycled Light Bulb Terrariums
Recycled Light Bulb Terrariums
Old Incandescant Lightbulbs Revamped as Mini Gardens
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Multilayered Stools
Multilayered Stools
These Offcut Bar Stools are Made from Reclaimed Wood
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Playful Recycled Furniture
Playful Recycled Furniture
The Recreate Furniture by Katie Thompson is Creative & Eco-Friendly
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Recycled Furniture Planters
Recycled Furniture Planters
Da Morto a Orto is a Shining Example of Eco-Friendly Ingenuity
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Ghoulish Vinyl Timepieces
Ghoulish Vinyl Timepieces
The Moral Mustache Zombie Clock is Wicked Cool
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Eco Geometric Organizers
Eco Geometric Organizers
The Recycled Cardboard Basket Makes Tidying Up Fun
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Oil Drum Furniture
Oil Drum Furniture
Francois Royer Creates a Rock(ing) Chair Out of Steel
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Recycled Refrigerator Sofas
Recycled Refrigerator Sofas
The Fridge Couch Was Made for an Outdoor Wedding
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Recycled Furniture
Recycled Furniture
Chairs Made of Cans, Bathtubs, Shopping Carts
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Reusable Package Planters
Reusable Package Planters
Taste Packaging Invites the Cook to Sew his Next Supper
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Stencil Seating
Stencil Seating
The ChairKIT from Dan Civico is a DIY Furniture Project
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Eclectically Recycled Furniture
Eclectically Recycled Furniture
Design By Leftovers Shows That "Pre-Loved Can Be Re-Loved"
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Rustically Reassembled Furnishings
Rustically Reassembled Furnishings
Recycled Collection from Kann Design is Sustainable
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Eco Pop Art Furniture
Eco Pop Art Furniture
Yameng Li's Tyred Custom Chair if Full of Cultural References
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Curvy Cardboard Furniture
Curvy Cardboard Furniture
Ana Mitrano Uses Recycled Cardboard to Construct Eco-Friendly Furniture
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Industrial Parts as Home Art
Industrial Parts as Home Art
Stig Recycled Furniture
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Recycled Robust Storage
Recycled Robust Storage
The Roadie Collection by Karpenter is Durable and Sustainable
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Rustic Recycled Furniture
Rustic Recycled Furniture
Restoration Hardware Factory Cart Table is a Well-Worn Decor Addition
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Literature-Shingled Lamps
Literature-Shingled Lamps
The Zipper 8 Lighting Collection Covers Bulbs with Book Contents
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4
DIY Upcycled Furniture
DIY Upcycled Furniture
The Shipping Pallet Dining Table Brings Rustic Charm to Your Home
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3
Recycled Magazine Vases
Recycled Magazine Vases
Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group Makes Eco-Friendly Handcrafts
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2
Recycled Yard Structures
Recycled Yard Structures
Backyard House's Beauty Belies in its Building Material of Discarded Wood
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Recycled Bathtub Furniture
Recycled Bathtub Furniture
Cast Iron Tubs Become Funky Sofas
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