Reuse Recycle Repurpose

Dated: 09/26/2013

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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:

1. Flooring:    
-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.

2. Doors:  
      
-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 hip.

3. Shutters:
-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 shelves.
4. Windows:        
-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.

5. Brick:
-Bricks add a really interesting industrial look to a home. Why not use bricks to create a visually appealing floor in your entryway or sunroom?
   
     
-Individual bricks can also be recycled and used a planters along a walkway or even as a little pen holder on your desk.

For more ideas like these, check out the Team Troy Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/troyanderson/reuse-recycle-repurpose-in-the-home/

Troy Anderson

~Married with 2 children ~Turned grey prematurely ~Fetish for all things Apple ~Urban chicken farmer ~Enology (wine making) student @ WSU ~14+ years of Real experience “Here at TeamTroy we h....

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