before and afterlightingproducts

before & after: elle’s trash-to-treasure designs

by Kate Pruitt

I love it when Before & After projects combine several old items into one shiny new design. These two pieces from Elle are both great examples of this; I’m particularly impressed with the transformation of an old fan faceplate into the base for a lovely Capiz pendant lamp. Elle’s creativity is inspiring me to go to my local salvage shop and see what two items I can piece together. You can see more of Elle’s trash-to-treasure designs on her site, aptly named Switcheroom! Great work, Elle! — Kate

Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with your images right here! (Low res, under 500k per image, please.)

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.