Happy second Wednesday of the new year!
Let’s put a spin on ‘out with the old’ in terms of not necessarily getting rid of something, but in repurposing something that isn’t working and making it not only useful but also making it work in a new way – even if that’s just how it makes a space look and feel.
Wickeds, what’s something you could repurpose in your home – or your life?
Edith/Maddie: My small guest room needs sprucing up. It’s a pale yellow with white trim. At the end are white shelves (filled mostly with cloth and sewing supplies) and a small closet with doors. But the desk and dresser are old, varnished natural wood, and they look shabby. After the weather warms up, I plan to take them outside and apply primer and a coat of light paint. It’ll brighten the whole room!
Julie: I’m doing this is a few ways this year. I am inheriting things from my folks, so I am purging other things and using their things as decorative pieces. I found a sweater I started ten years ago and never finished. I ripped it out and and going to knit something new. I’m using an old couch from the family room at my parents, and put new cushion covers and throws on it. Reusing and repurposing.
Sherry: I love repurposing things! A Victorian breakfast tray becomes a little end table. A vintage pastry cutter flipped upside down becomes a postcard holder. I really need to clean out our laundry/everything-I-don’t-use-often-or-ever/food pantry back into a laundry/storeroom.
Barb: My desk in Maine was my parents’ dining table at their home in Key West. I love it. The credenza (not visible in the photo) holds office supplies.
Jessie: I love seeing these photos and examples! I have been picking away at repurposing my studio space and shifting it over to embrace more knitting and painting than sewing and kid arts and craft supplies. It feels great to make this change as my family and my own interests grow and shift.
Readers, what could you repurpose in your life that would change everything?