Friday, October 14

Day 14 - Re-purpose

Today we'll look at some ways we can re-purpose what we have to get what we need.Let's go!

Most of  the things in our homes (or things we can pick up at the thrift store) could serve entirely different purposes if we give them a chance! And many times it's possible to re-purpose something for much less cost than buying whatever is meant to do the job. Here are a few examples:

Need a new vanity?
...Re-purpose a dresser or nightstand to do the job instead.

Or a new buffet to organize dishes and linens?
...Another good job for a dresser.

Want to brighten up your living room with new curtains?
...Put up some bed sheets.

None of your purses cutting it for fall fashion?
...Make one out of a sheet or an old shirt.

 Does your bed look lonely without a headboard?
...Pick up an old door.

Can't afford a new couch?
...Try some pallets and a mattress.

Where have you found potential by re-purposing something? Any ideas you'd love try?


  1. Fun ideas!

    I love re-purposing.
    We're currently using an "outdoor sun face birdfeeder thing" as a key holder near the back door.

    (Hubby hasn't misplaced his keys since I created a home for them in the sun face.

    It looks sorta like this one...

    And, I'm using a vintage - bowl (maybe it was a gravy boat?) as a holder for my extracts in the kitchen.

    Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D
    "31 Days - 31 Minutes to a More Organized Life"

  2. Those ideas are all really clever!

    I've had to do a little repurposing myself since I moved to my own apartment after subleasing for a friend {and using her furniture} over the summer.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog! I love hearing that people love to read. What are your favorite books?

  3. Dana, love those re-purposing ideas! Especially the sun key-catcher. I need something like that to drop my cell phone in. I'm always losing it! :)

    Thanks Annie, and thanks for stopping by! I don't know if I could pick a favorite book...The Oath by Frank Peretti is probably the book I've read the most times. :) I like just about anything fiction, though. I haven't done as much reading since Baby B was born, but I'd love to get back to it! Any suggestions?