How to Decorate Using Car Parts


When decorating a room in your home or office sometimes you want something that will match the interests of the person inhabiting it. If that person is a car aficionado, then using car parts might be just the right route. Searching junkyards and swap meets for cool, vintage or even just plain junky car parts can be a surprising source for cool home decor that many a young boy, college student or even a bachelor is sure to love.

Things You'll Need

  • Car parts
  • Look at car parts with a fresh eye and think outside of the box. Try to re-imagine every car part as something else that is used inside the home, including furniture, art and accessories.

  • Stack a few tires or tire rims together and place a round sheet of glass over the top to make a small side table. Consider painting the tires with a coat of clear paint so black smudges won't get on clothing or anything else. Or paint the tires or tire rims any color of your choice.

  • Convert car seats into chairs to watch television in. Use backseat car benches around a kitchen dinette to give it a restaurant booth feel.

  • Purchase a lamp-making kit and turn car parts, such as a crank shaft, into a lamp.

  • Hang hub caps, license plates, headlights, etc. on the walls for art. Mount rear-view and side mirrors on the wall for art or for practical purposes. A side-view mirror that states "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" mounted beside a bathroom mirror makes a cool shaving accessory as well as a stylish statement.

  • Use a bowl as a liner inside a hubcap. The hubcap can then be used as a decorative bowl to hold loose change or your car keys.

  • Purchase or take close-up photographs of car parts, have them matted and framed, and hang them on the wall.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean all car parts thoroughly before decorating with them.

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