Inspired to Repurpose

I brought some things over to our new home yesterday {even though our official move in date is April 14th}, and my repurposing brain went into overdrive. The truth is, this place has more space than any house we’ve ever called home. Not to mention, this is the first house we’ve ever lived in that wasn’t attached to someone else’s address. We have lived in an apartment or a duplex ever since we became a Mr. & Mrs. Now that I think about it, I haven’t lived in a house since my pre-college and thus my pre-dormitory days. I feel like a grown up… a big girl… a resident of the real world {which, let’s face it is grossly overrated}. I just completed my 2011 tax NO-return which I would happily trade for final exams and bad cafeteria food any day of the week. Sigh.

They say a good designer shops in her own home to find new purpose for old things. Thus the repurposing brain. As soon as we unload the last box into our new abode, I plan to raid every antique consignment mall and second-hand shop in search of unique stylings for our new space. In the meantime, I will be shopping the Beasley Estate for free furnishings. I love absolutely everything about this home featured in BHG’s Home Decorating: Bargain Buys Made Beautiful. As luck would have it, I just so happen to have some of the items featured in my favorite spaces.

It is a relief to know that a hideous buffet table can serve a greater purpose when covered with neutral fabric.

Books grouped by color and paint brushes in a glass jar. I think we can manage that.

Slap a tray on top of a wicker chest {which I just so happen to be in possession of} and voila… A side table!

At least there is some light at the end of the tax refund-less tunnel. Now, if I could just figure out how to double one of Clark’s amps as a jacuzzi tub.


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