Repurposed, recycled or upcycled kitchenware isn’t an entirely new idea but it seems people have been upping the ante and coming up with some really creative ideas, adding that original touch to your home and garden and giving purpose and life to items destined for the dump.
Here are some of my favourite finds on the web that didn’t cross my personal boundary of cringe vs. design – I like the items to keep their integrity! If you have some ideas please let us know in the comments.
Excuse the pun but I never would have thought the humble cheese grater could make such trendy light fittings! Of course they can’t be any graters; they need to have some age about them and a little rust or wear and tear just adds to their appeal and our love affair with the worn-in.
Grater Light – From this Etsy Store (Now Sold)
I love the Moroccan style light effect which a tea light inside a grater can give. It seems the older the grater the more decorative they were. Grouping graters has been very effective here.
Then there are loaf tins which equally convert well into trendy lighting. These cheeky little red loaf pans make excellent wall lights.
This idea caught my eye in the inspiring book Junk Genius and I thought I’d give it a try. You can hang them too but you will need to buy the book to find out how!
Jelly moulds are so pretty and decorative in their own right but last year I noticed a new trend of making them into fairy lights!
Pressed glass jelly moulds are perfect for tea lights or making your own romantic candles.
Jelly Mould Candles via Serendipity Candles
Dough Saving Storage!
A little more cryptic this time but a nice lead into some cute shelves made from commercial bread tins. I think spices jars would look brilliant in these!
This is a really neat idea for recycling a colander – the holes will allow the brushes to dry properly after use too!
Via bobvila.com phot0: brigitte.de
What a genius idea and so funky. A great use for biscuit tins that may have become separated from their lids!
The rolling pin towel rail.
Image via Pinterest
Or even key holder!
From this Etsy Store – (Now Sold)
The Garden in Fine Kettle!
Aluminium and stainless steel kitchenware looks great in the garden; it really sets off green foliage and adds a touch of the whimsical without costing a fortune…….if anything at all!
This jelly mould looks fantastic with spring snowdrops.
This is a handy idea to help keep garden string in order!
So what are you going to repurpose from your kitchen? Have fun!