Thursday, April 26, 2012

Upcycling For Outdoors

Who'd thunk painting tires bright colors would actually make them look fun
and attractive?

image via Project Minify

This cinderblock garden wall looks upscale.

Using old mailboxes like these for planters is industrial and charming at the same time.

image via dornob

Here's a bench that almost anyone can make, made from old discarded chairs.  
Places like Home Depot or Lowe's will cut your lumber to a specified length.
This idea has so many possibilities!

image via Lotus Editions

I really like these tables that would be great on a porch or deck. You need some skills for this one...

I really like these outdoor ideas for shutters, but there are many more ideas
for old shutters on dishfunctional designs.


  1. It's not the tire colors that make it look good, it's the gorgeous flowers. I'd say that is the key in most of the pictures. Those tables made from old pieces of wood are very unique.

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