Thursday, May 31, 2012

PVC Inspiration

Having just successfully finished my tool shed organization project using PVC pipe, I decided to explore other inspiring uses of PVC and there are many. I have posted on this topic previously but will just add new things that have crossed my radar to this post. I find seeing these ideas helpful to the creative process. Although solutions may not fit my problems, they give direction to thinking up new solutions.

First more organizers....

This one is a definite DIY project. I am sure I have a place for this. (Maybe multiples!)

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If you don't want to go the DIY route, you can purchase PVC solutions as well. The following organizer is Stash from Booninc and comes in a variety of vibrant colors.


There is a lot of funky furniture built out of PVC and most of it looks like Tinkertoy projects. The following, by Lithuanian Designer Vytautas Mauras, adds a great sense of design to the concept.


Because it is weatherproof, PVC has many applications for gardening. Here is a vertical strawberry garden.


How about office solutions? No doubt about it - the bright yellow makes this design below. You can easily spray paint PVC with spray paint designed for plastics. I wonder how well the black light bulb works? Anything for a smashing photo, right?

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Here is a lighting design using PVC from the design studio Materious ...

Or a DIY sunburst mirror.... by Thrifty and Chic

And we can't forget Holiday applications! 
Here is Halloween. (I just had to put this in for laughs! Whimsey is good!)



And - Christmas Wreaths - of course!
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Hopefully you can find a PVC inspiration with all this variety. Especially a giant spider!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh my. I won't look to the Christmas Wreaths... I won't ahahahah

    Plenty of work until I get to that point.

    Thank you for sharing! Who'd say that the "what do I do with this?" would be so creativity inducing?!

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    1. "What Do I do with this" makes mini hoarders of all DIYers! :-), Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  2. Great ideas. I use PVC to organize my knitting needles.

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    1. It is a great product for so many organizing needs.

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  3. "The manufacture, use, and disposal of PVC poses substantial and unique environmental and human health hazards."

    Hopefully repurposed used PVC is used for these projects. They all look beautiful but their environmental impact is pretty huge.

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    1. Ditto, and most people know someone who has done plumbing, or can ask a local company for the scrap materials that are too small. I would hate to think that anyone is going to go buy new pipe to do these projects when scrap would work wonderfully.

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    2. http://www.healthybuilding.net/pvc/facts.html

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    3. By the way, I really LOVE these projects, and I'm not here just to gripe or preach, but in my vision, I see them only as a means to use up scrap PVC. I think this article should be featured on one of the recycling sites. Great projects!!

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  4. Fabulous ideas...I am thinking the spider as a Water Day fun for my Pre-K classroom!...YES!

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    1. Have fun with it and please share pictures!!!!!

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