Creating New Uses for Old Junk

The Junk Brothers have a passion for turning trash into eco-friendly treasure. Here are some ideas for recycled furnishings.

After: Teapot Lamp

She transformed this unusable chandelier into a whimsical teapot lamp with paint and glass prisms.

Her Tips:


  • Visit thrift stores, flea markets, antique malls, estate sales and auctions for pieces to transform.
  • The key to creating treasure from trash is to look at things in a different light and be open to possibilities.
  • Remember, most wobbly furniture can be strengthened with glue, dings can be covered up and stains can be cut out.

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