It's almost summer, and I'm looking at my wardrobe in new ways. I'm wondering how I can re-use and re-purpose existing clothing items into new combinations to refresh my wardrobe. Hmm - that top might look better with those jeans, and if I add the jacket from the other outfit....
Isn't this just like mixing up our home's decor? Never mind the wardrobe. Let's go shopping.... furniture shopping in your own home. Wait. What? Did I say shop your own home? Yes! Let's go shopping for pieces already in your home that we can re-purpose in new, creative ways.
RETHINK an old TV ARMOIRE
Do you have an old TV armoire? For those of you born after 1990, manufacturers used to make them specifically to house TV’s. Once upon a time that was our only option to hide the monstrous television sets of days gone by. Well, one clever homeowner took the old armoire and popped out the door’s inner panel and replaced them with ironwork to give it a whole new look. Then, they cut a hole in the cabinet to accommodate a small copper sink. They installed wine glass hangers –And…. this old tired television armoire was now a beautiful wet bar! How clever is that!
If you find an old TV armoire at a garage sale, you can do this! Those wine glass hangers that you slip the upside down glasses into only cost around $3 at webstaurantstore.com. If you feeling like getting your #DIY spirit going this weekend, go to HomeTalk.com and search for "wine glass holders" to DIY it.
BABY CHANGING TABLE TO BBQ STATION
Recently I spoke to Colorado Kassidy. (Listen here: Make Your House a HOME show) She and her husband re-purposed their son’s changing table into a fun, Bronco-themed BBQ station. That’s what we’re talking about – rethinking past the original purpose of the piece and using it in a new way! Love it. What else can be reused?
THAT'S A FLOWER POT?
Do you ever love something the previous homeowner had, but are not sure how to incorporate it? For this new owner we took a flower pot that left empty when the previous owner sold. I cleaned it and found a table top from another piece, which fit perfectly. Who would've guessed it was a flower pot?
Just as you change up your clothing to create new, interesting outfits……rethink, reuse and re-purpose your existing furniture in brand new ways.
Email us your pictures of repurposed furniture. Happy decorating,
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