Have you ever had some extra building materials after a
construction project that you hate to throw away or do you just like the shabby
chic look for your home? You should consider some of these reuse, recycle and
re-purpose ideas for five common building materials:
-Flooring is no longer just for floors. Why not
install your flooring on the ceiling for a decorative motif?
-The concept of the “accent” wall might not just
be for a splash of colorful paint. Consider mounting different stained
floorboards on the wall to create an accent.
-Interesting headboards are all the rage. Take
some flooring and design your own headboard for your master bedroom.
-Doors can be used for many different things
around the house; sever toss an old door out. You can create a tabletop out of
the door and just attach your own pedestal or legs, for example.
-Use chalkboard paint in the center panel of the
door then mount it on the wall near an entry. Then you can place a side board
in front and you’ve got a great hall tree with a to-do list built in. -You can always use the door as a door, but
instead of hanging it on hinges, hang it on a slider above the door frame – so
-Shutters can be used for a number of cool things
around the house. You can place one in your garden and use it as a climbing
planter, for one.
-How about hanging a shutter horizontally and
adding some hooks to make a coat rack?
-Another interesting use of a horizontal shutter is
wall shelving in your closet; it’s so much more interesting than regular old
-Windows can be re-purposed all around your home
from the kitchen to the bathroom; this is especially true if you add some
reflective glass to the panes and make a window into a mirror.
-Once again, windows could be designed into a
decorative headboard for your master bedroom.
-If you had many windows, you could even build
your own greenhouse just from windows.
-Bricks add a really interesting industrial look
to a home. Why not use bricks to create a visually appealing floor in your entryway
-Individual bricks can also be recycled and used
a planters along a walkway or even as a little pen holder on your desk.
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