Recycling Items to Brighten Your Space

imagePosted on July 25, 2012 By Mary Ann Genovese

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These days, you might want to think twice before you throw out the can, wine bottle or jar from last night’s dinner. There are a multitude of ideas on how to give everyday items a second life as functional pieces in or outside your home.


Mason jars are not just for jams and sauces anymore.  A quick search on Pinterest pulled up tons of great ideas for these old style jars. Of course, our favorite is the pendant light.  Adding metal pipes to hide wiring is the perfect accent for a country or cottage décor feel.


Are you designing a retro or contemporary style kitchen?  These Campbell’s Soup can pendants would make a great addition above a kitchen island or outdoor dining space. Made from discarded and salvaged industrial size cans of soup, FUSE designer William Heefer takes these iconic pop culture items and integrates style with sustainability.


At a recent Apartment Therapy Design Event, Robin Horton of Urban Gardens demonstrated how to turn terra cotta pots into pendants, bringing a little bit of the garden inside.  We love this idea for a rustic storefront, kitchen space or brightening a gardening shed.


Creating a table lamp using basic items from your local hardware store is a fun DYI project.  However, if you’re not crafty, you can purchase this table lamp from Merrimack and Monitor. All of their products are handcrafted from reclaimed copper, steel, and brass plumbing parts and unique vintage items from many historical periods.


To learn more about Light Positive, schedule a lunch-and-learn presentation, or discuss lighting solutions for your projects, please contact us directly at 781-631-2502. We also hope you’ll visit our website to view our project galleries, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.


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