This eclectic gallery wall is in Zion's bedroom. The dresser is vintage and demonstrates how you can easily repurpose pieces to lend style to a child's room.
Repurpose and Reuse
Use green elements from the rest of your home, complemented with newer objects like this slate vase and mix in greenery from your garden or even the grocery store for added impact.
Repurpose and Refresh
Pictured is a thrifted bookcase that was painted and now showcases some of Ian's favorite things.
Repurpose a Bar Cart
It’s no secret: Hosting isn’t always easy. “With everyone home during the summertime, my mission is to find ways to make hosting easier on myself,” says Jenny, who suggests creating a one-stop-bar-cart-shop filled with snacks, drinks and other party necessities that guests can grab.
Feeling ambitious? Theme-up your bar cart up! Above, Jenny created a s’mores bar, perfect for a backyard camp out with kids or a neighborhood bonfire.
Repurpose Garden Steps for Rustic Bedside Table
Don't rush out to buy new furniture if your guest bedroom is missing a few pieces — just improvise. Designer Erinn Valencich brought in a weathered garden step to serve as a bedside table. Its rustic patina adds charm while the steps create display space.
For a meal that already requires days of prep, serving food buffet-style is a surefire way to lighten the load on the hostess. And on a holiday that's as food-centric as Thanksgiving, there's no better way to give guests the freedom to come back for a second (and third!) helping of their favorite dishes. I set up my buffet on a vintage wood sideboard. This is a great time to get creative and think about repurposing furniture from other parts of the house — an old dresser, desk or even a wood door propped up on sawhorses would make a perfect buffet.
Traveling With Kids Tip: Repurpose a Wine Bottle Tote
If you’re driving somewhere with the kids, Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks, recommends organizing your essentials in a wine bottle tote. Not only are these totes already compartmentalized, but the compartments are deep, offering plenty of space to store items like snacks, toys, napkins and sippy cups.
Repurpose an old kitchen cart into a kid’s activity outpost. They can play around it, then store their crafting supplies inside when they’re done.
Transitional White and Gray Kitchen with an Island
Bling out an existing or repurposed light fixture by adding crystal garland and gorgeous glass droplets to get the look of a crystal chandelier without the cost. You also could repurpose crystals from another fixture.
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets.
Small White Contemporary Kitchen With Rolling Island
HGTV's Property Brothers completely renovated this kitchen with a new layout, stone countertop, glass tile backsplash, raised-panel cabinets and a wood island on casters that offers prep space and plenty of storage.