I have a passion for repurposing. Whether its old jars, a metal rake, doorknobs or a vintage suitcase, everything can be given a second life with a little bit of elbow grease and imagination. With a garage full tables, chairs, vintage toys, Ball jars and other treasures awaiting a new coat of paint, varnish or some serious reupholstery, we almost never need to buy anything new and have a constant flow of projects to keep our minds sharp.
Turn a banged up old pot into a planter or a luminary. Use the head of a garden rake as a wine glass holder. Clean up some old frames and install lace in them to hang jewelry or your child’s artwork. We don’t need to go out and buy all of these things that commercials tell us will make our lives easier. Our lives are complicated enough and we don’t need to get bogged down in stuff, though my garage is full of it. The next time you see a garage or estate sale, take a look around. Don’t be limited by what the object is conventionally used for.. what could you make it into? Over the next few weeks, months, and years (?) I’ll share some how-tos of the projects that I’m working on.. stay tuned!