Repurposing Lab Equipment

Let me preface this by saying that I probably spent more time researching for this post, than I did studying for any biology test in high school.

When BC was filming his Jekyll skits for the 13 Days of Halloween videos, his team requested “things you’d find in a lab” for props on set. It got me thinking… how can things originally meant for the science lab be repurposed?

lab cabinets as kitchen cabinets

Image via This Old House

 

dental lab table as kitchen island (or side table or desk)?

 

medical stand via Junktiques

 

lab stools as kitchen stools?

 

stools via Hurst Designs

 

sterilizer cabinet as bathroom medicine cabinet?

 

cabinet via FQ Merchantile

 

chemistry science lab box as a cool storage?

 

box via SugarCube

 

vintage lab centrifuge as tabletop bud vase centerpiece?

 

centrifuge via Ethan Ollie

 

test tube rack as spice rack?

 

rack via Raven’s Realm

 

wooden test tube holder as pen holder (or paint holder or toothbrush holder?)

holder via Lackluster Co.

wooden test tube holder as candle holder?

 

holder via Artful Vintage

 

vintage lab stands…

 

stands via Unexpected Partie

 

…as desk lamps?

 

lamp via Damienweaver

 

mint scale as totally cool scale

 

scale via Industrial Relic

 

balance scales as totally cool balance scales

 

scales via Bird In Hand

 

bunsen burners as…

 

burners via DK General Store

 

…candle holders?

candle via Interference Designs

 

molecular model as toy?

 

model via Cathode Blue

 

vintage lab supply jars as candy jars?

 

jars via Bird in Hand

 

chemistry science glass bottles as perfume bottles?

 

bottles via The Witchery Antiques

 

double hole flask as double hole vase?

 

flask via Small Vintage

clear 100ML bottles as milk bottles?

 

bottles via McLoveBuddy

 

glass vials as dinner party shot glasses? (this is getting hard)

 

vials via Luna Park Foundry

 

glass vials as candle holders?

 

vials via Gallivanting Girls

 

sieves as… (uh?)

 

sieves via Texas Skye

 

petri dishes as coasters?

 

dishes via Blended Splended

 

magnifying glass as paper weight?

 

glass via Jupiter and Mars

 

anatomy poster (which we’ve covered) as the most awesome thing ever hung on a wall.

 

poster via Blue Bell Bazaar

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  3. Interesting article. I was pricing some lab equipment (both new and vintage) to sell on ebay, and ran across your article. As I am a science teacher I thought this was an interesting concept. I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog.

  4. I have a vintage piece of lab equipment made by “Gaertner” in Chicago. I’ve used it as a candle holder. Nobody can tell me what the item is used for. I got it from a chemistry lab along time ago. Can I email photos to someone who might be able to tell me what it is? Thanks. jimandconnie@cox.net.

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