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Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Furniture and interior pieces do not have to be costly to be original.

The following are imaginative designs that make the most of inexpensive materials, turning them into completely different objects.

This idea is totally simple yet produces a brilliant outcome.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: studio.arminblasbichler.com

The Inception Door from Armin Blasbichler Studio uses 585 mounted Pantone transparent positive photographic swatches to enhance a doorway. The diapositives are framed in laminated glass.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: studio.arminblasbichler.com

When the sunlight filters through the door it creates a magnificent rainbow of colors that almost looks like stained glass tiles. Utilizing the myriad of color swatches in this way allows concealment while still letting in light and intense pigments. This concept would also be perfect for a window or indoor or outdoor privacy screen.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: studio.arminblasbichler.com

The ColOrs-Of-ReUsing has several easy to do design ideas formed with upcycled supplies. This rug is pulled together with carpet samples.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: colorsofreusing.com

Any size rug could be made using the same notion. If sewing the patches together is too difficult, adhesive fabric tape could be used to attach them. This would also provide some backing so that the rug will not slip as easily.

They also feature a collection of lampshades decorated with items like shredded papers from newspapers, magazines and photograph strips.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: colorsofreusing.com

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: colorsofreusing.com

From Funky Junk Interiors, this idea for dressing up dated or boring cabinet facings is resourceful. By using just a few materials, in this case coroplast plastic boards, hot glue and a utility knife – a chalkboard surface, burlap bag and wood scraps add up to a useful cabinet redo.

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: funkyjunkinteriors.net

Inexpensive But Creative Upcycled Designs

Image source: funkyjunkinteriors.net

It also is not permanent, as the panels are affixed to the cabinet doors with 2-sided carpet tape and can be removed.

Coming up with ideas for making economical, upcycled designs is truly an endless feat. With a reusing attitude and some creativity (and of course, the time to actually invest in the projects) nearly anything is possible.

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