Turning Trash into Treasure.

We all have attics full of stuff. And it’s time for a Spring cleaning. Now what. Ask designer Ryan McElhinney. Ryan has taken everyday objects and repurposed them into functioning accessories… my favorite being the  golden Toy Lamp. What child would not HEART to have this in his/her very own room?Ryan “up-cycles” old toys, bonds them together with adhesive, and then coats them with a hi-gloss polyurethane lacquer finish. A pot of gold metallic lacquer here and some professional design flair there adds some glammed up splash to the otherwise lowdown trash. =)

McElhinney's Toy Lamp

Ryan McElhinney's Toy Lamp

Toy Lamp

Is that Buzz LIght Year?

Spanish Legs Lamp

Spanish Legs Lamp by Ryan McElhinney

Gold Toy Mirror

Gold Toy Mirror by Ryan McElhinney

Ryan himself.

PS Ryan also designs interior spaces. Get on that TOYride London!

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