Second Lives: Clever Reinventions of Things that Were Destined to Be Reincarnated

Second Lives: Clever Reinventions of Things that Were Destined to Be Reincarnated

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Taryn Williford
Feb 29, 2016
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I've got to tell you: if you didn't believe in reincarnation before, you will now. These five projects are so brilliant, it will leave you wondering if those things weren't destined for their new use all along. It's one thing to recycle, it's quite another to reinvent.

Peeking through Tom & Allison's Amazing DIY House of Reclaimed & Unusual Objects is like an I-Spy game of recycling brilliance. The only "new" thing in the house might be the sheetrock on the ceilings.

I picked five of my favorite projects from their space to highlight below, but if you have a moment, it's worth browsing the entire home tour to see how they've thrifted and DIY'd their way to a seriously stunning home (also, the swimming pool that was originally made for move star sea lions).

Above: From Firehose Housing to Medicine Cabinet

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From Garden Fence to Balustrade

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From Auditorium Seats to Bar Stools

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From Heat Lamp to Bathroom Sconce

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From Cigar Box to Thermostat Cover

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