Redesigning a home environment is, at the same time, a serious investment, and a creative task. The most idealistic situation is to have a maximum amount of both components. However, increased creativity always comes as a savior if your budget is limited. Giving a new purpose to affordable and easy to come by items is one of the most creative ways to achieve original designs. Not only will you save your budget, but you will also help preserve the environment as well. Let us discuss a couple of suggestions.
Shipping palettes are what shines as a repurposing item when it comes to outdoor furniture. They can be obtained at an affordable price and often for free at the prominent storage places and reused in multiple varieties, especially if you prefer simple vintage looking design. For example, a coffee table is easily constructed using two or smaller pallets stacked onto and screwed into each other. The same can be done to create chairs while a bed made of pallets will surely come in handy during relaxing summer Sunday afternoons.
Crates Into Shelves
Several storage implementations can be created by using quality wooden cases. Rustic looking bookshelves are something that would fit into any interior style. All that you need to make this happen is an old crate or several ones if you want bigger shelves, nails or screws, sandpaper, and wood paint. After you attached with the desired number of crates, sand and repainted them in the color of your choice, finally, use strong enough screws to secure them to a wall, and you can start stacking items on your new shelf.
Crates Into Storage
Although this title may sound like a listing from an industrial storage catalog, crates can be used as exciting storage accessories in the home environment as well. For example, they are perfect for an LP collection; the records are easily stored and conveniently used when listening time is in order, and the overall retro feeling is enhanced too. Next, small crates come in handy as newspapers and magazine storage. The same goes for shoes and trainers, especially when the seasons change, and you need to store away those that will not be worn for the next couple of months.
It is not only humans that enjoy a good nap after a busy day, but pets also love them too. This is where crates emerge to the scene again, being an excellent solution for a dog bed. Naturally, it all starts with choosing the right size. After completing this, there is just a little work to be done before it is entirely ready to be used as your pet’s new napping spot. Sand the edges until they are entirely smooth, and apply waterproof lacquer to protect it if it will be used outside, put a soft blanket into it, and you are done.
Crib’s New Life
If not sold, cribs usually end up in the attic as memorabilia. On the other hand, they can be disassembled and given a new purpose with a little effort. When you take the railings of you will be left with a perfect kid’s bed until your loved ones are 6-7 years old. Furthermore, the fences are easily reused as vertical magazine storage or convenient towel or wet laundry rails. Naturally, paint them with waterproof paints before use, to prolong their life span.
Once again, repurposing is a multi-beneficial activity. By expressing your creativity, saving money and helping the environment, and giving new life to unused items all at the same time, you will surely bring new energy into your environment.