Thanks to Pinterest, upcycling, the process of turning old and unwanted items into awesome beautiful projects is becoming a trend nowadays. The idea of transforming old things into gorgeous useful pieces has indeed become a way of life not just for people who love arts and crafts but even for ordinary people.
Killer B. Design blog owner Brooke Norsworthy was interested in buying rustic coolers but the high cost prevented her from buying one. Good thing, her father had spare recycled barnwood which gave her the idea to actually upcycle the old ice chest.
For the awesome DIY project, Norsworthy only spent $30 for the supplies which included nails, screws, five 2x2s and one 1×4, a spigot, pipe couplings, a bottle opener, and handles.
Initially, they disassembled the old cooler. The lid was detached and all the hardware were removed.
Next, the frames, sides, and legs were custom-built.
The cooler can now be placed inside the frame.
The sidings were attached using nails.
To hide the 2 x 2's, the sidings were made to overhang the frame.
To properly place the hole for the spigot, they started working on the centre of the sidings on the ends.
The tops and edges can now be trimmed for a rustic feel.
For the cooler to perfectly fit the frame, remove the lid from the cooler and make a separate frame with siding and trim.
Add the hinges.
To complete the rustic furniture, add a spigot and a bottle opener.
Isn’t this awesome?
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I Have No Idea You Could Use a PVC Pipe to Make a Very CLEVER Household Hack!
Simple but brilliant!
One of the most annoying things that can ever happen to us is being locked out of our own house. It happened to me, too, and boy, it was really troublesome. I felt frustrated, and honestly, I felt like a blockhead. But this kind of experience need not happen again.
To avoid being locked out of the house, the "hidden house key" trick has been used by a lot of people for quite some time now. But sometimes, you might just run out of hiding places. Sure, you can leave a spare key under the door mat or under a flower pot, but it's really not safe to do that anymore. Believe me, your spare key will be so easy to find that it'll literally take a few seconds for other people to figure out where it's hidden.
This Creative Guy Transformed His Useless Old TV Cabinet into Something Brilliant.
What an awesome way to recycle an old furniture.
Do you still own a bulky old media cabinet which is taking up so much space in your home? We’re pretty sure you’ve been itching to throw this 90’s must-have since it has become an eyesore in your house. Since lightweight flat screen TV’s were invented, this furniture has become pretty much useless in most homes.
One guy proved that you can still recycle a retro media cabinet with just a little imagination. Instead of ditching his useless TV cabinet, Redditor Perma4 decided to give it another chance by upcycling it into a very useful piece of furniture.
Check out this very cool DIY project and see if you can follow the step-by-step process to upcycle your TV cabinet....
Man Uses Cardboards and a Bike To Build a Replica of Porsche Ferdinand GT3 RS
Who knew a Porsche could come from such simple beginnings?
Using cardboard, aluminium foil, and PVC, artist Hannes Langeder was able to build a pedal-powered replica of Porsche Ferdinand GT3 RS. Branded as the world's lightest Porsche weighing at about 220 pounds as well as the slowest at a top speed of 10mph, the replica car is considered as a bicycle which can be legally driven on public roads.
Special features of the “car” include massive air inlets and a rear wing. The base of the vehicle is made of steel-frame.
It took Langeder 6 months and cost him £10,000 to create the mock Porsche which he built as a “socio-environmental” statement. According to makezine.com, the unique handmade creation aims to mock the culture of consumerism....