Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Recycled Home

A friend from work recently lent me Mark and Sally Bailey's fabulous book, Recycled Home. If the image on the front cover wasn't an indication of how much I would love this book, the first line of the introduction completely sealed the deal.  Mark and Sally state that "rescue, repair, reuse and rethink are the guiding principles of our version of recycling"...  Love at first line!

Recycled Home

While there are so many gorgeous photos by Debi Treloar throughout the book, one particular image caught my attention.

How great are these boot molds used as a toilet roll holder! I love the idea of using items for a purpose completely different to what they were designed for. Particularly items like this or re-purposed medical items.  We currently use our wooden shoe molds for anything from a door jam to a paper weight but there are so many great ideas out there.

vintage medical gurney repurposed into hallway console table

Porcelain glove mold

M xx

Images: here , here, here, here, here, here


  1. Looks great! Will have to check out the book!

  2. Also makes me think of repurposed cash drawer turned noticeboard!!