The conversion of this parking attendant booth into backyard art is the most clever upcycling I've seen recently. It not only gave new life to something destined for a trash heap, it also spruced up the owner's backyard.
Flickr user thepetershow bought this old parking attendant booth with little idea of how it would eventually be used. When he decided to make it part of his back yard, he gave the booth (and his yard) a facelift.
By painting the booth Chinese red and adding plaid FLOR tiles to the floor, it has become the yard's main attraction. To finish off the yard and make it seem like the booth has been in place for years, the owner added some plant life and a faux-Mondrian panel.
The end product: a yard transformed and a great conversation piece. And I love the idea of wiring it with a phone, as seen in the fourth photo. An instant phone booth!
Images: thepetershow via Apartment Therapy SF Flickr Pool