Design
5 Ways To Turn Your Old Computer Into Beautiful Things
30 Jun 2015

Did you know that 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste are disposed of worldwide every year? We don’t need to tell you in how many ways this is harmful to the environment. So why not do something about it? Here are few ideas about things you could make with your old computer if you don’t want to recycle it the traditional way.

1. Furniture

coffee table

This coffee table looks really cute and futuristic at the same time. It’s made of old computer boards and dark walnut wood. We think its style could easily complement any living room space.

2. Jewelry

Are you crafty? Do you like to put things together and customize them? Ideas for jewelry made of computer parts are almost endless!

Jewelry

Image source: Pinterest

If you like this idea and style but are not that skilled, there are designers who make some really stunning pieces. Paola Mirai is Italian designer who is combining old computer parts with a kind of home brewed resin to make rings, bracelets, brooches, and cufflinks. Her collection Circuita: jewels from junk looks very elegant in its simplicity.

Paola

3. Shoes

They may not be the most comfortable shoes in the world, but you have to admit they look absolutely amazing!

Cover

Collage

Running shoes? High heels? Walking sneakers? Sandals? Just pick your style and bring it on!

4. Accessories

keyboard-bag

How about this little keyboard made bag? It could look really nice combined with some other accessories to point out your geek-chic charm.

5. Artwork

This one is a very broad category. Just let your imagination lead you and go with the flow. You may end up with something completely unexpected and fascinating! These examples could be only the initial idea for your next big art project.

Art1

Wanderer - Anna Dabrowska “Finnabair

Art2

World - Susan Stockwell

Art3

Central Park - Franco Recchia

Do you have an old computer falling apart in the basement? If you do, take it out and do something fun with it. And don’t forget to share your results with us!

 

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