Ulla Stina Wikander is a 61-year-old Swedish artist, currently based in Switzerland, who has been working as an artist since 1986.  She uses various home appliances and kitchen tools as the basis for her art, giving vintage objects a new life full of color and style.

Wikander has been collecting cross-stitch embroideries for over 10 years now and today she has a big collection of 100+ different designs. Although some of them are considered as kitsch, the artist finds them really beautiful and want to bring them back to life. "In 2012 I started to cover ordinary household things from the 70s, like a sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, electric mixer etc,” says Wikander on her website. "I find it interesting to see how these objects transform in a new context; the obsolet, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things.”

This artist often visits fleemarkets and vintage stores to find the materials for her artworks, including different vintage items that no-one else needs. It takes a day or two to "dress up" some of the smaller objects, such as an iron or a telephone, but the bigger ones might take weeks to finish. Scroll down to see them for yourself.

More info: Instagram | ullastinawikander.com

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Avinash Hemmady 12 months ago

Ayeee waaant one

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Merrill Phoenix 12 months ago

Beautiful, I love them

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ZEFCAT 11 months ago

Totally fantastic

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Avinash Hemmady 12 months ago

Lovely work of art.

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Pat Wooster 12 months ago

Who would think of doing this! What an imagination!

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Mike-Kerri Munden 12 months ago

I love these so much!

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Pat Wooster 12 months ago

Or I'll take this phone. Either one is fine.

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Kristin Connon 12 months ago

I'm not sure why, but I like this one the best. There is something especially interesting and beautiful about the juxtaposition here.

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Pat Wooster 12 months ago

Ok, this is the phone I really want!!

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

Stylin' with my mix tapes!

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Christine Piette 11 months ago

We would use these!! Lol

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Bella Smith 12 months ago

I would wear these

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

I need one for work!

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Phoebe Bean 12 months ago

What is it?

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Bella Smith 12 months ago

wow this is so amazing and detailed I would not have the patience for this...

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

I really want to wear these!

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Pat Wooster 12 months ago

I'm speechless!

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Johanna Zamora 11 months ago

Wow!!!

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RacconLifeGirlie 11 months ago

Lookin' cool and stayin' warm at the same time

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Alia G. 11 months ago

I really like the plant, thought it was real for a long while

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

This chair reminds me of Goldilocks! Its the perfect Goldilocks chair!

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Alice Galipo 11 months ago

She even did the needle and some spools! Beautiful, and such an eye for detail!

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katt 11 months ago

Raises 'Hot Coffee' to a whole new level!

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Pat Wooster 12 months ago

A stapler no less!

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

the funny thing is that I have the perfect outfit to go with this bag and these shoes!

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Shruti Naik 12 months ago

I love this chair! I want it for my room!

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Capermom 11 months ago

Those totally rock.

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Capermom 11 months ago

Awww... Kjuut

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Christine Piette 11 months ago

I can't even begin to imagine how long each project must take!!

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katt 11 months ago

Love the satchel with the covered goodies inside - very nice set!

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Helen Kaye 12 months ago

En Pointe!

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katt 11 months ago

I can't remember the name of this thing - can you?

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katt 11 months ago

Look at all that cord! Must be for those long conversations or maybe it's a dedicated line for long-distance!?!