Organizations like the Mattress Recycling Council have good suggestions for dealing with the mattress-disposal problem, but some people march to the beat of a different drummer and take a decidedly artistic approach to “disposing” of an old mattress. Just for the fun of it, here’s a look at some creatively offbeat and quirky ways that folks have repurposed old mattress innards. It’s downright amazing what springs from a vivid imagination.
1. Wine rack
Adding two planks of wood to these old mattress springs turned these once useless parts into awesome wine bottle holders.
A spring-based chandelier! Using small artisanal light bulbs, this creative lighting fixture reuses mattress parts.
3. Hi sign
This recycler used old springs as a frame to create a lighting marquee that screams “Hi!” Though this may be one of the more labor-intensive projects in this collection, it sure seems worth it.
4. Garden pots
Also in the gardening genre, this photo features old mattress springs converted into a portable garden for smaller plants.
5. Flower holder
Here, mattress springs are used simply as great home décor. The springs can act as a support for anything from subtle decorations to beautiful flowers.
These old rusty springs create a great aesthetic frame. Featured as an outdoor decoration, these reused mattress parts fit in perfectly.
These mattress springs were converted into an awesome coffee table. If that isn’t creative recycling, then we don’t know what is.
Hung by copper wire, these mason jar candles sit inside old bed springs and provide awesome mood lighting for any outdoor event.
Recycled box spring turned into incredible ceiling lighting for a bedroom? Check. Awesome? Check.
10. Wall art
By spray-painting these old mattress springs, and using coco fibers to hold small succulent plants, this mattress recycler found a way to turn an old bed into a new garden.
1. Wine rack; 2. Chandelier; 3. Hi sign; 4. Garden pots; 5. Flower holder;
Remember: One person’s trash can be the same exact person’s treasure.
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6. Wreath; 7. Table; 8. Lights; 9. Headboard; 10. Wall art