So you got your new king coil mattress that you love and enjoy, but your old mattress is just sitting there taking up space. If you don’t want to worry about hauling it off to the dump or giving it to a donation outlet, you might consider using it in a creative way. Whether your mattress is made of mostly metal or some wood, you can strip it down, paint it, build it, and create something new with it.
Creative Ways Of Repurposing Your Old Mattresses
Did you know that in ten largest cities of USA, 470,000 mattresses are illegally disposed and that is costing $20 million to local governments? Of course many people sell used mattresses at discounted prices but that is not enough. Also not many people are into buying used mattresses, especially in areas where bed bug infestations are on the rise. You can’t even donate king size mattresses if they aren’t in good shape and their springs are unfunctional. So it would be a good move to repurposing your old mattress that can help save the planet from more waste.
A mattress can be made of wood or metal. You can use both for your interior design projects if you are a creative person. Wood from traditional style mattresses and box springs will be gladly accepted for repurposing by people who enjoy building things and fixing things around the house. Even old and rusty springs can be painted and used in creating unique garden art. These mattress springs can make for a serviceable trellis to support growing plants. If you have an old mattress in your house that you don’t need anymore, here are some ideas on what you can do with it. King size mattresses are more suitable for reuse by the way. Below examples would inspire you for your upcoming DIY projects. Check out Creative Ways Of Repurposing Your Old Mattresses.
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