Unique patterns and bright designs make skateboard decks the ultimate custom shelves. Remove the wheels and slide them into a bookshelf or storage unit to create a colorful spot to display footwear, accessories, or other everyday items.
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12 Unusual Ways to Reinvent Old Sports Gear
With approximately one bat from each player on a baseball team, you would have almost collected the entire roster of materials needed to make this impressive chair that's the perfect perch for any sports fanatic.
Serve up a dose of eclectic style by fashioning old tennis rackets into funky wall mirrors. Keeping the strings intact, ask your local glass specialist to glue a custom-cut mirror to the inside of each racket head. Once complete, hang the finished products amongst a collection of family heirlooms or vintage-look accessories to create a statement gallery wall.
This headboard is sure to make any hockey-playing teen the envy of the whole team. Cut the sticks to varying heights, alternate the ends, and affix them to a span of pegboard or the wall to create a headboard that's personal, stylish, and fun.
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While perhaps not as classic as cobblestones, bowling balls possess many of the same features when used as garden edging. Easy to install and certainly eye-catching, this idea just might be your perfect game.
Nothin' but Net
Here's a project that yields a slam dunk wow factor. Affixed to a tempered glass top, you can easily turn a standard basketball rim and net into a functional wall-mounted table that is sure to add a sporty touch to any space.
Lock and Roll
Add a little industrial flair to your space with a rolling storage unit made form a refinished athletic locker. After some new paint, new hardware, and the addition of four heavy-duty casters, you'll have a great place to store clothing, books, office supplies, and more.
Run Down the Clock
You'll want to take the time to enjoy this statement clock made from a recycled bike wheel and gears. A new quartz movement is the only other part required to get it ticking.
Instead of gathering dust, transform an old-fashioned bike into an impromptu freestanding garden. The front basket houses your smaller plants, and a larger pot secured to the seat makes room for bigger blooms.
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