23 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Spring Mattress

BY Peter Mutuc | February 23, 2017

The innerspring mattress is older than Australia. It’s been around since the late 1800s, when the use of steel coils in bedding was first patented.

While its design has certainly improved in the last 140 years, the idea remains the same. You’re still sleeping on metal coils covered with foam and cloth.

And if the metals in your old, trusty spring bed are starting to poke your back, it’s time to face facts: you need to throw it out.

Better yet…

Give Your Innerspring Mattress a New Purpose

While the steel coils in old beds can be uncomfortable, they can also be a very versatile medium in a number of DIY home improvement projects.

With a bit of hard yakka and some tinkering, your trusty old springy doesn’t have to end up in the landfill.

But wait! If your old innerspring mattress is still fit for use, don’t yank its coils out just yet. Someone else might still be able to put it to good use.

LET’S START WITH YOUR GARDEN:

Here's a bunch of ways to use the coils for indoor decorations:

They can also make regular lighting look more interesting:

You can even use them to hold your wine:

Make seasonal decorations:

Express yourself:

Scare intruders:

Or surrender to America: