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July 22, 2013

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Inspiration Index: Plumbing Parts

I know what you're thinking. Plumbing parts, really? Trust us on this one. Repurposed plumbing parts are the perfect DIY material: they're modern, industrial and effortlessly chic. They tell a message of times past, a stripped down style that is at once functional and beautiful.  
Your local reuse center is a flush (ha!) with pipes, fittings, valves and knobs. Check out the projects below, all of which use upcycled metalwork in interesting and intelligent ways, then get to DIYing.  
Want even more? Follow us on Pinterest for a riptide of reuse ideas. 
Reused pipes are transformed into a hip, industrial clothes hanger.

This quirky light fixture oozes nerdy charm.

The micro-rooms are made from giant, repurposed pipes!

Shine a little upcycled light with this brilliant lamp/bookcase combo.

This stylish DIY table is good for your wallet and the environment.

Bronze plumbing gives this wall lamp a modern look.

Posted by: Sarah Rendo