This brings new meaning to refactoring...


On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Thelma Evans <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Decorating on a budget is one of my most favorite things to write about.
> Some people might consider a limited budget for interior design to be a
> hindrance, but I think it opens avenues for endless creativity,
> opportunities for you to personalize your space, and the chance to take
> pride in the fact that you are the author of your own home.
>
>
> Sandra Sciacca, a blogger with the Burlington County Times in New
> Jersey, shares my interest in this field and has developed her own
> interior decorating philosophy known as the 3 R°«s: Repurpose,
> Recycle, and Reupholster.
>
> How to repurpose
>
>
> Repurposing means you take an item, often worn out or no longer useful,
> and repair it or redecorate it so that it serves a different function.
> Sciacca gave a few examples of how you can incorporate repurposed
> furniture into your home: °»[Turn] an old storage chest [in]to a coffee
> table, a wood fruit box mounted on the kitchen wall for shelf storage,
> or antique chandelier globes as candle sconces.°… In her own experience,
> she found that she could use old wood pallets to create rustic,
> distressed picture frames with a nautical feel perfect for a
> beach-themed house. All she had to do was cut and glue the old wood to
> existing frames.
>
>
> Utilize Pinterest
>
>
> Pinterest is a great source for all kinds of repurposing projects. I
> found one person who had repurposed a large, wooden wire spindle into an
> end table with space for books. Another person had removed the fronts of
> old dresser drawers, repainted them an accent color to match their
> decor, and then added a couple knobs so that they worked as key
> hooks/coat hooks. Yet another really creative person with a penchant for
> old cars had save the door to the bed of their truck and used it as a
> back rest on a wooden bench. There is really no end to the creative ways
> you can repurpose things.
>
>
> Recycle and reupholster
>
>
> Recycling decorations can be similar to repurposing furniture, except it
> more often refers to items that originally weren°«t your own. People
> often go to thrift stores and look around at donated items to see what
> could work in their own homes with a little TLC and a coat of paint.
> You°«d be surprised what people donate. There are often old chairsand
> couches which people get rid of when they buy new furniture which are
> really in quite good condition. They might just need reupholstered,
> which is Sciacca°«s third R of interior decorating.
>
>
> You can also participate in recycling by keeping the cycle going with
> your own outgrown or outdated furniture and decorations. Don°«t just
> throw them away°Ĺdonate them and let someone else discover them and
> repurpose them. You°«ll keep trash out of landfills and enjoy the warm,
> fuzzy feeling that comes with giving back to the community.
>
>
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> Sources:
> pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=repurposed%20furniture&rs=ac&len=9
>
> burlingtoncountytimes.com/blogs/fabric-covered-life/the-three-r-s-of-decorating/article_691e1f9b-bbbb-5f2c-9829-4cf90aa6a2ce.html
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