Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Recycle Old Furniture

I hope you all had a magical Christmas and New Year. I was unbelievably busy in December and sadly all my sparkly Christmas ideas for my blog took a back seat. But now I am back, Hoorah!

I don't know about you but with a new year I am finding new inspiration, I have lots that I want to share with you all and I want to kick off another fantastic year with the idea of recycling.

Old crates as shelves and forgotten china
A vintage railroad cart - now a coffee table
recycle books, vintage teacups and old door knobs
This year I want to spend more time recycling old furniture, giving old and lost items a new purpose in life. Finding the hidden beauty in forgotten treasures. Not only will you feel a sense of achievement but you can re-design rooms on a shoestring budget. I love the history that the furniture can bring into a room, all the secrets that it holds within. I am also experiencing a new addiction for the vintage sacks - watch this space!

An old chair recycled now stands proudly
Use old sacks and fabric to create new cushions 
clever crates and vintage sacks

So, before you throw away unwanted furniture while organising your home in the New Year, ask yourself if you can find a new purpose for it. I would love to know if you are currently recycling any old furniture. Or, if you need ideas for furniture or accessories you have please post me a comment.

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  1. Some great ideas - I really love the drawer handle hooks.

  2. Great post, lots of inspiration here. I particularly love the book/lamp. Fabulous. Must find out how to do that.


  3. Thank you ladies, I also love the drawer knob hanger, I'll definitely be making one of these! xx

  4. Wow! So many great ideas! I have a real penchant for anything made from recycled crates. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I love how you guys have kept the original wooden texture to these peices. I much prefer keeping it simple and functional when it comes to restoration rather than going all out with crazy colours which seems to be more prevailant in the business nowadays.

  6. Thank you, I love the wood in their 'raw' form and simple too, perhaps painted white if it suits but personally the bold does not appeal to me, there is certainly a 'want' for it though!