Says self-proclaimed “thrift-store junkie” Sarah Norton Ramberg of Sadie Seasongoods, “I loved the idea of repurposing something dining-related, in this case, a cheese dome. It makes for nice synergy in a decorative way.” This cloche turned ice rink is a fun spin on a holiday centerpiece and has a charming vintage feel, to boot.
Ramberg’s thrifty tip? “Shop for holiday decor year-round at thrift stores and garage sales. That way, you just spend a little here and there over the course of a year, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, you won't have to spend a dime on decor. It can all go towards gifts!”
A void left, perhaps, by the removal of a fireplace, created an opportunity. The ideal place for a super-sized shadow box, the space was repurposed to display a found object soldier to give this guest room its required dose of funkiness.
Once a historic schoolhouse, the homeowners wanted the building turned into a cozy space for themselves and their five children, so designers used the former auditorium to create an open concept space that includes a large, galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a living area, breakfast nook and reading hammocks.
Coffee lovers will especially love the look and feel of repurposed burlap coffee bean sack stockings. To find them locally, simply ask your neighborhood coffee house for any discarded sacks they may have in the back. Many times, the staff will be more than happy to give them away for free. Coffee bean sacks can also be found online for approximately $5 per sack.
A concrete slab is repurposed as a coffee table in this eclectic living room. Its neutral rustic simplicity serves as a foil for the contemporary black-and-white striped rug and traditional slipcovered sofa.
This boy's room features unconventional repurposed furnishings. A trunk is turned on its side for a nightstand, and a hanging bamboo window treatment acts as a headboard. Meanwhile, a twin bed rests on a chest of drawers, providing optimal storage.
Next to the armchair in the nursery, a stump has been repurposed as an end table to add character to the adventure themed space. Atop the table is a set of wooden figurines-perfect for safely allowing a little one's creativity to blossom!