Hacky Racquets

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.

Wall sculpture

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

Embroidery hack…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Mirror hacks are a great way to create new use for the vintage racquets.

more mirrors…

A bedroom decor has been artfully pimped with some great racquet mirrors.

Spontaneous Frame

Some string and some bric-a-brac déco creates a spontaneous still life.

Jewellery Caddy

Purely decorative

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
Jewellery caddy: ReadyMade.com
Au naturel: RefreshedDesigns.blogspot.com

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