When you pull out old pipes from your plumbing system, do you discard or recycle them? You could drop them off at a recycling depo or place them in the recycle bin at home, if you have one. But there is another use for them. One that can add an artistic aspect to your home, and in many cases offer a practical application at the same time.
Metal plumbing pipes, because of their hardy and interesting shape and form, are an amazing material to create pieces of art that are functional and artistic at the same time. Here are some funky and quirky examples for your home or office.
This faucet lamp is awesome. Made from an original tap and some pipes, it looks cool, is a great conversation starter and makes for an amazing, quirky piece in your home.
This light holder is incredibly cool and hardy, and when combined with multiple jar lights, preferably with LED lights inside, make for an attractive and effective lighting and interior décor solution.
Give your toilet a touch of metal art. Toilet roll holders are seldom anything other than that, and often they’re ugly or just boring. Not anymore. Using plumbing pipes, you get a roll holder that is sturdy, durable and steampunk chic at the same time.
Check this guy out. The movement, the shined metal piping and the lightbulb head make for an interesting piece, which is functional art at its best. You could make a series of different creatures to scatter around your home.
Show off your finest bottle of wine in style with this copper bottle holder. It doesn’t have to be wine; whiskey or cognac will do just fine in this simple, yet classy design.
These candle stick holders are easy to create and any second hand plumbing pipes will do. Add in some couplings, paint the pipes in different colours, and you can make a really cool soft light atmosphere inside or outside your home.
Take your functional art to the next level with pipes. Never mind making home accessories, you can make actual furniture. You obviously need some longer and stronger pieces, but the results, whether a bed or coffee table, will be completely original. Who knows, this could be a good business venture for the artistically and business inclined.
Another simple but effective method of adding a practical and artistic touch to your home. These old parts can hold up anything, look great and literally only need to be attached to the wall.
Not every piece needs to be functional, so check out this original piece of heART.
Steampunk has made a dramatic comeback over the last few years, with many restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores using this theme as décor. Plumbing parts make for great steampunk pieces, check out this funky creation to hang on your wall.
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