What do you do when you are an automotive engineer and you love cars and you have a ton of spare metal parts laying around?
Well, if you are my friend Tom, you bust out your welding gun and make some sweet ass candlesticks and a toothbrush holder!
The bases of the candlesticks are spider gears from a rear axle. The stems are exhaust valves from an engine and the candle holders are valve springs.
The toothbrush holder is a large intake valve from an engine with two valve springs welded to it.
Close-up of the toothbrush holder. The metal can get a little rusty in the moist bathroom, so make sure to apply lots of layers of clear coat!
How cool is it to take something you love and bring it into your home in creatively upcycled ways?!?
So, blog readers, do you have any nifty upcycled projects made from things you just adore? Are you a bibliophile and make purses/lampbases/shelves out of books? Or maybe you love vintage china and use it to make trays/wall decor/mosaics?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post your upcycled projects on our blog!