5 Easy Pieces — Upcycled Sporting Goods Edition

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Wondering what to do with your old sporting goods? Upcycle it! Photo: Bainbridgerotaryauction.com

Wondering what to do with your old sporting goods? Upcycle it! Photo: Bainbridgerotaryauction.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Upcycled Skateboarding Stools

Beat up skateboards get a second chance as side tables and stools. Photo: Deckstool.com

Beat up skateboards get a second chance as side tables and stools. Photo: Deckstool.com

Bring the urban feel of skateboards home with some unique furniture featuring graphics and scuffs from its former life. At $199, these side tables and stools have a lot of character. Visit Deckstool.com to get yours.

Baseball Bat Chair

Hit it out of the park with a baseball bat chair. Photo: Skichair.com

Hit it out of the park with a baseball bat chair. Photo: Skichair.com

After a hard day out on the clay field, sit back in an upcycled Adirandack chair. The handmade, cedar furniture ($599) has a curved back and enough baseball bats for a team. Visit Skichairs.com for this creative take on America’s favorite past time.

Ski Pole Windchimes

Make pretty music from old ski poles. Photo: Forestfurnituretahoe.com

Make pretty music from old ski poles. Photo: Forestfurnituretahoe.com

Upcycled ski pole windchimes are crafted into chimes of varying lengths. Tuned to a musical scale, these retooled sporting equipment ($79) will surprise you with their beautiful music. Visit RecycledSkis.com for this fun take on ski equipment.

Recycled Messenger Bag

This rugged messenger bag is made of old bike tubes. Photo: Alchemygoods.com

This rugged messenger bag is made of old bike tubes. Photo: Alchemygoods.com

The Pike Messenger bag ($138) is made from upcycled inner bicycle tubes. The durable water resistant exterior protects your laptop and paper. Pick up your own bag at Alchemy Goods.com.

Upcycled Vintage Skis Floor Lamp

Light up your home with a pair of vintage skis. Photo: Krrb.com/dogtagdesigns?auto=format

Light up your home with a pair of vintage skis. Photo: Krrb.com/dogtagdesigns?auto=format

There is no need to suit up to use this pair of skis. The vintage winter sporting equipment ($225) has been upcycled into a one-of-a-kind floor lamp. Lean it against the wall or in a corner, just make it yours at Krrb.com/DogtagDesigns.

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