Interior designers study for several years to become experts in the field, but hiring one can often become expensive if you are also s...

ITEMS IN YOUR HOME YOU CAN REPURPOSE RATHER THAN TOSSING OUT!


Interior designers study for several years to become experts in the field, but hiring one can often become expensive if you are also switching out your old housewares for new ones. Not to mention the fact that all those items will most likely just end up in a landfill, becoming a huge hazard to our environment and ourselves. So why not consider ways in which you can repurpose old wares and turn them into funky and stylish new ones? Below you'll find a few easy and simple suggestions that you or your interior designer can play with:
  • Craft an iPad case from a padded envelope - A bubble mailer envelope makes for a great iPad case when lined with soft fabrics and covered on the outside in a sturdier fabric. You can use curtains, sheets or clothes with fun patterns for it. Creme de la Craft has great instructions for making this stylish and low-cost case that uses the simplest of household items. 
  • Make picture frames from plastic CD cases - With the advent of iTunes and music streaming websites, buying CD's is pointless to most people. CD players are also becoming outdated as you can just upload music on to your computer and iPhone, with most sound-systems hooking right up to them. So why not turn them into beautiful picture frames for decorating your walls, as Care2.com will show you?
  • Old jewelry makes great magnets - You may have a favorite earring that's lost its mate or a broken necklace that's beyond fixing, but can part with them. So why not turn your old jewelry into a magnet to stick on your fridge and enjoy every day? Country Living has great instructions for this project that also makes a fantastic gift, as well as an extensive archive of re-purposing craft projects. 
  • Turn an old t-shirt into a trendy pillow - Getting an online interior design degree can help you arrange colors and patterns in your home to help you choose which shirts you would want to use. Old band t-shirts from the 80's and 90's work well for those that prefer kitschy looks, whereas smart button-downs or simple shirts make for nice touches on a couch or as a throw pillow on your bed. You can find step-by-step instructions for making pillows out of old shirts here, and look into finding a seamstress if sewing isn't your forte.












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