It’s still Earth month and my primary focus continues to be finding more ways to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. I’m already doing some small things in my daily and weekly routine that I know are making a difference. Things like brining my own reusable bags to the grocery store, turning on the lights only when needed, shutting down my computer every night, recycling and so on. I’ve got my entire family on board and they too have made great strides in leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle. I am so proud of all of us.
Last week as I was doing a little pinning on Pinterest, I saw a picture of a chest with cork board on the inside top, hanging files and a few compartments inside.
Intrigued I clicked on the image so that it would lead me to its point of origin and I could get a little more detail on this great idea. It lead to me to Martha Stewart’s site and it was a slide show full of desk organization ideas. Definitely worth looking at as she focuses on making the most of small spaces but, what really struck me was this image of a bookcase desk.
Brilliant! It truly is. I mean who doesn’t have a pair of old bookcases that they no longer need or want because they might look a little tired or plain? Or even better, how many times have you been by a garage sale or at a flea market where there was a pair of used bookcases that were still structurally sound or maybe needed a little love but could be put to good use? I know I have. Immediately it made me think of all the possibilities when it came to repurposing old or outdated furniture. Surely this is just the tip of the iceberg. I quickly took to the internet to see what others have done to repurpose salvaged furniture and it is amazing. Beautiful new pieces created from items intended for something different but finding new life and purpose in their new form. It’s almost poetic. Here are some fantastic pieces I came across.
It’s very inspiring, so much that I think I’m going to try to incorporate repurposing furniture in my bedroom update. It will probably save me a ton of money and help me incorporate a little eco-decorating. Now how’s that for being green? So the next time you think you have to trash your old or outdated furniture, see if you can transform it into something spectacular instead. You’ll be glad you did.