Upcycling: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Written by on February 26, 2014 in Living, Shops & Products - Comments Off on Upcycling: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Upcycling has recently become more popular than ever before. It’s the perfect way to reuse materials that you may have seen as junk. What’s more, if it’s done correctly, it can look really cool.

allmygoodness have scoured the net searching for the best upcyled ideas. Here’s what we found:

An old TV set turned into anĀ aquarium

27.) If that old TV doesn't work, transform it into an aquarium.

Bottles made into lampshades


Old skateboards making a child’s picnic table

6.) Using old skateboard decks to make a child's picnic table.

Old bottle tops as tea lights

9.) Turn old bottle caps into cool tea lights.

Old books as a shelf

8.) Making shelves out of old books.

Piano as shelving space

10.) Convert a discarded piano into a very cool shelf.

Is it a bike or is it a sink?

13.) This sink you can make out of a bicycle.

And finally, my favourite… bowler hats as lamps.

29.) If you don't like wearing hats, make them into lamps.

So there you have it, upcycling is the new way to furnish your house.

About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha