GETTING CLEVER WITH COILS

Simmons
April 06, 2016

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. ​

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2.  Chandelier

A spring-based chandelier! Using small artisanal light bulbs, this creative lighting fixture reuses mattress parts.

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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.

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4.  Garden pots

Also in the gardening genre, this photo features old mattress springs converted into a portable garden for smaller plants.

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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.

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6.  Wreath

These old rusty springs create a great aesthetic frame. Featured as an outdoor decoration, these reused mattress parts fit in perfectly.

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7. Table

These mattress springs were converted into an awesome coffee table. If that isn’t creative recycling, then we don’t know what is.

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8.  Lights

Hung by copper wire, these mason jar candles sit inside old bed springs and provide awesome mood lighting for any outdoor event.

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9.  Headboard

Recycled box spring turned into incredible ceiling lighting for a bedroom? Check. Awesome? Check.

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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.

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Remember: One person’s trash can be the same exact person’s treasure.
To learn more about these specific projects, see below for sources:

1. Wine rack; 2. Chandelier; 3. Hi sign; 4. Garden pots; 5. Flower holder;
6. Wreath; 7. Table; 8. Lights; 9. Headboard; 10. Wall art