New Life.

You guys probably all know how much I love re-purposing things. Not only is it a creative way to recycle and environmentally friendly, but it usually gives you a unique and truly one of a kind item. I also really love the imagery of giving an old and unused piece new life. Isn’t that what God does with us? It’s a beautiful thought. So I wanted to share a few photos of some great ways to re-purpose old items.

Here are a few great projects you can do with an old door… (Twig Home has a few antique doors available if you’re looking to do something like this)…

The Style Files

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Some antique wooden crates used as a book shelf…


Here are some old dresser drawers used as planters…

Apartment Therapy

And of course, the many things you can do with a wooden pallet…

House & Home

Apartment Therapy

Life on the Balcony


And there are so many more great ideas out there. All you need is your imagination and time! That’s really the key word here (at least for me it is). But hopefully you have been inspired along with me to try to make the time to create something truly unique. In case you haven’t noticed, I am trying to encourage myself to do the things I keep saying I should do while I am still childless… Something tells me I’ll have even less time in the days to come… Which I am so excited for!

5 Responses to New Life.
  1. Colleen
    August 4, 2011 | 9:59 am

    ..great inspiration…Thanks for doing the leg work for us!…

  2. Darcy Reddicop
    August 4, 2011 | 10:01 am

    Hey Kevi

    I really like some of these repurposed items. I might be a little different than other people but I like this type of stuff because if I can’t live at the cabin/cottage, I can at least bring some of that into my house. Micro vacation. It reminds me to unwind!

  3. chels
    August 5, 2011 | 12:35 am

    Love it all! Especially the two different coffee tables!!

  4. Linda Klassen-Brown
    August 5, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Love these idea’s Kevi – Can’t wait to see if I can try some out here –

  5. Victoria @ Edin's House
    August 14, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    You’ve gathered some wonderful pieces of inspiration Kevi… I particularly love the industrial pallet coffee table you found at Apartment Therapy!! I had to pin in ’cause I’m wondering how I can incorporte something like that in my home 🙂

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