Recycling is a hugely important part of our effort to take care of and live in harmony with the planet we call home, but it doesn’t just have to be reserved to municipal authorities or waste management companies. There are awesome and creative ways to recycle your old stuff that can be taken advantage of by almost anyone.

Every year, when spring cleaning comes around, many of us gather up our old used stuff and simply throw it out. Sometimes, trash is simply trash, but we often fail to realize that a lot of the things that we throw out can be transformed into something else that’s useful and that we probably would have wound up buying later anyway. If that old ladder you have lying around isn’t safe to climb on anymore, there’s still probably a million other things it can be used for.

And if you can’t make something useful out of your old stuff, you can still probably make something beautiful! Haroshi,Edouard MartinetJane Perkins and Mr. Finch are just a few of the countless artists out there that have made ingenious use of old stuff to create beautiful works of art!

1. Old Ladder Into Bookshelf

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2. Bicycle Into Sink Stand


3. Chair Into Shelf/Closet Unit

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4. Old Cords Into Bob Marley

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5. Old DVDs Into a Mosaic Tile Plate

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6. Spoons Into Lamp

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7. Old Piano Into Bookshelf


8. Old Tire Into Ottoman

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9. Old Graters Into Lamps


10. Tennis Rackets Into Mirrors


11. Old Bike Parts Into Chandelier

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12. Old Garden Rake Into Wine Glass Holder


13. Old Ladder Into Shelf


14. Old Skateboards Into Guitars


15. Spoons Into Lampshades


16. Old Chairs Into Pet Feeding Station


17. Drum Kit Into Chandelier


18. Old Boat Into Hanging Bed


19. Guitar Into Shelf



20. Vintage Funnels Into Candleholders


21. Forks Into Coat Hangers


22. Vintage Suitcase Into Chair

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23. Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain