Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Repurposing...a new word for reusing old junk!

I love this new word, repurposing!  It sounds so sophisticated.  Since joining Pinterest, (my new love and addiction), I've seen this word used many times.  Basically, it's taking something that was intended for an original purpose, and giving it a new purpose.
One of the many things I love about Pinterest, is seeing the creativity of others.  I have been so blown away by people's gifts.  In those gifts, I just see God's hand.  It's truly inspiring!  There is so much beauty that we all add to this world!

Today I thought I'd share a few of my "repurposing" projects.  The picture above shows an arrangement of old gym baskets.  These are on the wall in my teenage son's room, which has an industrial/rustic theme of sorts.

This pic to the left, is a partial room divider I made using my old collection of 45's.  I drilled a small hole in the label area, then wired it to a decorative chain I purchased at Lowe's.  It's really cool to be able to read the labels, too!  I also have some of my Mom's records, which includes Chuck Berry and Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces".  My records are some 60-70's classics....yes, I'm that old!  I hung another set of record chains on the opposite side of the room, to separate the seating area from the pool table.  Groovy!!

That is all for now!  What have you "repurposed" lately??


  1. Janis! Found you at Savy Southern Style! I'm super excited to be your newest follower!..I'm obsessed with old gym locker baskets, I keep finding them on Etsy...they are great for everything! Pop over for a visit if you have a chance.



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