UPCYCLING

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Let's talk about upcycling.  As we look to more and more ways of sustainably furnishing our homes and reducing our waste, I think we all need to see the value in those old pieces of furniture that we want to get rid of just because we've had them for so long.  A little sandpaper and a tin of paint will breathe new life into that old side table that belonged to Nan. I love nothing more than a roadside find - I dragged home a broken old trunk recently and after a small repair job to the top, a bit of sandpaper and some wood stain I now have a lovely looking toy box for the kids playroom.  Oh and I put castors on it so I could move it easily.  A couple of cushions on top and it's extra seating for the kids too - win!

How about wallpapering the inside of an old bookcase and painting the outside a bright colour - gorgeous!  

Here's some inspiration for you - before your throw it away, think about all the possibilities!

For more inspiration check out my Upcycling Board on Pinterest  http://www.pinterest.com/cpstylingaus/upcycling/ 

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Remodeling and Home Design