Before and after shots of one of my most recent projects.
This is an upcycled box....it has been transformed into this crazy creature by my brother in law the carpenter.
He hand carved the feet and the teeth...then covered the box with fur.
How crazy cool is this thing?
Absolutely perfect for halloween.....
This is a brand new item made from used materials...and that's what I call "upcycling."
Posted by Michelle
Painting Old Mirrors..Fun Fun Fun!
I love to hunt through yard sales, craigslist, and thrift stores looking for funky old mirrors that people have discarded.
Why...you may ask?
Well...with a little bit of work and a vibrant can of paint you can make them awesome!
Check out these refurbished mirrors....then check back often for our new shop.
Yes...we are working hard here at Cool Like Pie to bring our upcycled, recycled, and refurbished products to our loyal Cool Like Pie fans.
Posted by Michelle
The Hanger Hammock
British artist Joshua Notley created this super cool hammock using previously used materials.
I'm not sure how comfortable it is to take a nap in but add a cushion and this is one of the best projects I've ever seen using old hangers.
What could you design using used materials found around your house?
"ReMade in Bangor - Individual Piece" by Marianne Kennerley
Marianne Kennerley is the founder of UniCycle in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This is a piece she created for the Remade in Bangor Festival, a creative event that celebrates upcycling.
This chair is so awesome...I'm totally running to the thrift tomorrow to try this out for myself!
"UPCYCLED CHAIR" by Rose Wilkowski
Straight out of Austin, Texas I present to you this super cool upcycled chair project.
Artist Rose Wilkowski removed the wicker weave and replaced it with used belts.
I wish I could sit on it and see how comfortable it feels....but I totally love the way this chair looks!
Amazing Cutting Skills Give Old Shopping Bags a New Life
Canadian artist Alfred Ng created these cool works of art using only a craft knife and old shopping bags.
We are suckers for upcycled art here at Cool Like Pie so we couldn't resist posting these for your viewing pleasure.
Unlimited uses for cardboard