The storybook house above is clad with old, recycled shingles. The colors were orchestrated to mimic an old thatched roof from England.
These homes are made from whatever free material Phillips can find at salvage yards, landfills, garbage bins, antique stores, and frame shops, to name a few. He networks with contractors and designers who don’t mind at all if Phillips picks through the mountains of junk excavated from a home remodel.
You wouldn’t believe some of these building materials! Champagne corks make lovely cabinet door knobs. Glass bottle bottoms create whimsical stained glass windows. Wine corks produce fashionable flooring. And picture frame corners make colorful ceiling tiles. If the material can be used properly for the job, you better believe it’ll pass code.
Photography by Miro Dvorscak - House and home online.com
Shown above is evidence of what a brilliant mind and another person’s trash can accomplish. At first glance, this gorgeous floor looks like it’s made from marbles, mosaic or colored pebbles. You’re actually looking at hundreds of beer bottle caps.
Photo from Phoenix Commotion web site
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