Saturday, September 4, 2010

Upcycle, Reuse, Repurpose - It All Works!

I got an email last week that reminded me how great second-hand furniture and other home decor can be. 

Hi Jenny,

New little gem we found this morning! Furniture sale @ behind burger king storage!

You can see in the picture the former, big box, particle board cabinet in the foreground next to the "new" solid wood piece!!  What great character and design.  I love it.

There are so many places to find other "little gems" just waiting for a new home!
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets
  • Public storage unit sales (advertised in newspaper)
  • Goodwill (online too!)
  • Salvation Army
  • garage sales
  • estate sales
  • city junk week
  • Ebay
  • Etsy vintage
  • Craigslist
  • Host an upcycle party with friends (everyone brings a certain number of items - no junk - and you trade)
Check them out this weekend.  I know I will...


  1. Some of my favorite pieces are those I have rescued from the curb on the night before trash pickup...

  2. I just found a beautiful night table on the street! I was looking for one all over! It needs a little TLC but I cant wait to get my hands on it. I will post a before and after picture.


  3. Well hey! I recognize that little house :) Thank you for all of your help and inspiration! A year ago I would have never dreamed of stopping by a storage unit to hunt for furniture! Thanks for opening my eyes- Your the best!!


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