14 Stylish Upcycled Pieces for Your Home

Looking to update that outdated light fixture or buy some new living room furniture? Consider purchasing an upcycled product. You'll do something good for the environment and get a unique showpiece for your home!
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November 25, 2014

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Cardboard Shelves

Shelves don't have to just sit in the corner, they can be a statement in sustainability. Recycled honeycomb cardboard Topanga shelves, Environmental Furniture.

Wine Bottle Lamp

Why reuse an old magnum as a DIY candlestick when you can get an elegant lamp constructed from a salvaged wine bottle? Upcycled wine bottle lamp, Bundshop.

Bike Chandeliers

Rethink tossing out those old bike parts. These luxury lamps and chandeliers are made of 100 percent recycled bike parts and chains. Connect series upcycled lamps, Facaro.

Recycled Glass Tiles

Stunning artisanal ceramic and glass tiling can also be eco-friendly. These tiles are produced using all recycled materials, such as landfill-bound recycled porcelain, waste glass, and granite dust. Recycled glass tile available in 40 colors and 17 patterns, Fireclay Tile.

Wine Barrel Bar Stools

Oak wine barrels can only be used to produce wine for about five years. Rather than let the barrels go to waste, upcycle them into backless stools, like these lovely pieces made with French oak wine barrels from wineries of the Pacific Northwest. Sustainable stools, Vinoture.

Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed wood from industrial and rail yards makes for gorgeous patina flooring throughout your home. Rail Yard Oak from Pioneer Mill Works.

Customized Recycled Chairs

An old school chair that's headed for the dumpster can be resurrected with shiny paint and a custom fabric covering. This colorful chair is a perfect conversation piece for your living room. Custom chairs, BluGirlArt.

Recycled Paper Baskets

This gorgeous basket bowl is made from spirals of recycled paper, finished with several coats of varnish to keep it sturdy. Use it as a centerpiece or catch-all in your entryway. Recycled Paper Spiral Box, Overstock.

Room Divider

Add a touch of Asian elegance to any room with this handmade room divider. The wood panels are wrapped and woven with real recycled Asian newsprint. Bonus: The dividers are shipped carbon neutral. Recycled Newspaper Room Divider, Overstock.

Recycled Magazine Baskets

Tame clutter in your home with these upcycled baskets, handmade from tightly coiled magazine strips. Magazine basket, Wayfair.

Jute Ottoman

Rest your feet on this statement ottoman, made from surplus jute bags previously used to transport organic coffee beans. The durable bags feature screen-printed stencils and logos, making each ottoman completely unique. Jute ottoman, Wayfair.

Cardboard Lamps

Give corrugated cardboard a second chance—as a lit-up work of art for your home. Cardboard lamps, Greypants.

Wood Tables and Benches

Did you know the gorgeous wood from old bowling alleys often gets ditched? Counterevolution puts wood from reclaimed bowling lanes to good use, creating unique tables and benches sure to garner compliments. Bowling Alley tables, Counterevolution.

Picture Frames

Show off pics of your eco-conscious family with these frames made from reclaimed wood, driftwood, and found objects. Danny Seo picture frames, TJMaxx and HomeGoods.

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