Sunday, September 26, 2010

rePURPOSING Things: Favorite t-shirts

A ubiquitous "collectable" is the souvenir t-shirt. Every home has one and in some cases, many, filling up dresser drawers and shelves. The kids won't let you part with the ones they adore but have outgrown.

Here is a way to resurrect them so they are wearable and not just clutter. Simply cut out the design and applique them on a new, inexpensive solid color t-shirt. Easy peasy and the kids will be thrilled!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

rePURPOSING Things: Metal Racks

Metal record racks and plant stands from the 50's come in handy keeping pots and saucers at the ready for gardening inspiration.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

rePURPOSING Things: for Good!

I recently helped a client move from this spacious home.

They needed only a fraction of the furniture in this house for their new home - and you can imagine how much furniture a house like this can hold - so they did a very generous thing. They held a family and friends furniture sale and donated ALL the proceeds to the Parkinson's Foundation.

What an ideal way to dispose of unwanted items and do some good at the same time. Hats off to them!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

rePURPOSING Things: Wrought Iron Dish Towel Rack

Moved from the kitchen to the dressing area, this towel rack has a new life as a cool sculpture holding jewelry.

The jewelry is visible and easy to select and the towel rack is destined to become a useful family heirloom.