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Casa Verde: A Mat Made of Belts

In the last couple years, we've seen belts cinching their way up our waists. But did you ever think you'd find them covering your floor? That is, aside from in your floordrobe? The Branch Home Vintage Belt Floor Mat ($688) has rescued vintage leather belts destined for landfills by mounting them together to become a cushy mat for the floor of your home. The combination of rich, aged tones and textures of each belt comes together to resemble quite aptly the patina acquired by your hardwood floors — albeit you've probably never wrapped your floors around your waist. This sort of inventive design, which reconstitutes recycled parts for a new purpose is becoming more and more common these days. Have you seen designs with similar origins?

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kh61582 kh61582 8 years
So here's my problem with this...they find these belts at landfills and then they charge almost $700 for them? I like the looks of it but I would have a serious problem paying that much for it.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
even though these are vintage, i'd still feel weird having any sort of leather in my home. the smell is repulsive!
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
I *love* the look of this, but I would never attempt such an ambitious project myself. (Pretty spread of colors, great eco-friendly salvage work.)
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I like. I Better start saving old belts for a DIY project!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This is very cool! I can see it at a Kitchen island or under a coffee table. I love it.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I actally think this is cool! For like outside or something...but it's a good way to recycle!
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