Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano


Interesting Eco Projects

washing machine ottoman What’s new on the recycling, upcycling and re-purposing front? It’s been awhile since I’ve seen really good and new ideas. So I went on the hunt.

What I found was fun, innovative and all have a man vibe to them. I think they’d make great man-cave or workshop items.

This great ottoman was created out of a washing machine drum. It’s a great example of upcycling.

tractor seat into shop chair

This tractor seat turned office or shop chair, is another great upcycling idea.

key holderHow about a seat belt key holder? Designer Thabto has created a fun hook for your keys. Stick the key into the holder the same way you would buckle a seat belt. I think car guys would love this for their garage, shop, or man cave.

Have you found any awesome eco redos or green DIY projects lately or maybe done a few yourself? Please share them in the comments.

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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

One Response to Interesting Eco Projects

  1. Cerise says:

    Awesome ideas!!! So practical and useful and green!!! LOVE them!

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