Beautiful vintage wooden tennis & badminton racquets are a common sight in thrift stores and markets – perhaps you´ve got one or two stashed away in the attic somewhere? They´re decorative as they are, yet, some hacking could give them some new relevance in the contemporary home…This is what you tend to see in markets:
And here are some hacky ”after” pics, on what you could make with the racquet raw material:
The racquet chandelier
I snapped this pic myself in the Tommy Hilfiger pop-up store that travelled the globe in 2011. Racquets have been bundled together and blend with the lights to create a sculptural focal point, hanging from the ceiling supported by white chains.
Racquets have been grouped to form an awesome wall sculpture.
Single Raquet wall art
A racquet has been mounted to a metal frame for industrial effect.
A bouquet of racquets
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Mirror hacks are a great way to create new use for the vintage racquets.
A bedroom decor has been artfully pimped with some great racquet mirrors.
Some string and some bric-a-brac déco creates a spontaneous still life.
And lastly, to round things off, some purely decorative hacks, with the racquet left au naturel…
Good Luck Hacking!
Pics came from here:Wall sculpture: HeyThingsChange.com Industrial wall art: Factory20 Bouquet: Etsy.com Embroidery: Revisitme.tumblr.com Mirror collage: VelvetRibbon Mirror in bedroom: FreshHomeIdeas.com Frame:Etsy.com Jewellery caddy: ReadyMade.com Au naturel: RefreshedDesigns.blogspot.com Etsy.com