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Jumpstart Your Day: 6 Recycling Ideas that You Should Try

From trash to treasure. Breathe new life into these old pieces that can be used as chic home decor


Let's admit it, we all love to keep old items just because they have a sentimental value that we can't let go of. Some of these items include --- our first bike, a favorite suitcase, and cans (and cans) of our favorite chocolates or cookies.

While we'd love to keep them, they sometimes turn into clutter which take up space. To deal with this challenge, you may opt to recycle these items and turn them into functional pieces for the home. Let these six ideas guide and inspire you.

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Turn an old crib into a table.

For this project, you need the expertise of your trusted carpenter. Once done, you may place this piece in your kids' study area or bedroom.

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Use an old bike as sink stand.

If you want to add a playful and quirky touch to your bathroom, you may choose to transform an old bike into a sink stand. Contact your plumber for expert advise as there might be connection concern that you need to address.

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Use old cans and hangers for your DIY lanterns.

You can still add a charming touch to your space by recycling old cans and hangers. For this project, you may choose to use your prettiest cans or wrap them in identical craft paper to create a uniformed look. Get the step-by-step guide here. (Don't forget to translate the page!)

Use an old door to display photos and prints.

Display your photos with a twist! Instead of using frames or hanging them on walls, you may secure an old glass door on one part of the wall and stick photos behind the glass. By doing this, you get to showcase more photos in a fun and creative way. Get the step-by-step guide here.

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Transform an old suitcase into a medicine cabinet.

If you have an old, sturdy suitcase at home, you may choose to use it as a medicine cabinet. Simply modify the case by adding shelves and a mirror. You may install this in the bathroom.

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Create a cat bed using an old suitcase.

Transform an old suitcase into a comfy bed for your furry friend.

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