Since my last post about re purposing an old gate, I decided to find more items in my home that I've found new uses for. I thought you might like seeing them and maybe even give you some ideas of your own. Many of these have been done by other people as well, so I don't take credit for inventing these ideas! I just wanted to show you what I've done and enjoyed.
First up, are these clamp lights that you can find in any hardware store. They are made for working on things where you need better light. I used them throughout my kitchen as task lighting above my cabinets. I love the industrial look and their low price!
Here is a close up of one.
Something else found in a basic hardware store are drop cloths. They are used to protect your flooring while painting, but I'm using them as draperies. I have these throughout my house too. I like the weight, color, no sew quality and low price.
These grey wooden doors are actually TV armoire doors that we took off. I painted them and hung them on the wall. Then I hung a preserved boxwood wreath over it. I love using these doors as a backdrop for something else.
I love using "found" objects throughout my home. One of those is this old milk crate. I'm using it as a planter behind my sofa.
I needed a small table to place beside my chair. So, I decided to use this wicker hamper that I had on hand. I love the texture it brings to the room. The size is perfect and I can even fill it with throws to use in the family room.
This olive bucket is made for holding olives after they're picked from the trees. I'm using mine to hold firewood next to the fireplace. Well, in this case, decorative birch logs. But you get the idea!
I will stop here, but I have several more ideas to share with you. So, check back and I'll have part 2 of my re purposed items!
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~