Welcome to the Repurpose It! series, where we’ll be showcasing repurposed projects all month long!
Before we jump in, let’s take a look at what repurposing actually is – and isn’t.
Simply put, repurposing is taking something and using it in a different way. If you only update, you’ve got an upcycled project instead.
Here’s a post sharing a more detailed explanation:
Where to Start
My favorite place to begin repurposed projects is a Thrift Store. With a few tips in mind, you can find plenty of items that can be transformed into something new.
My best repurposing strategy is to look more at shapes than color, finish, or purpose. Learning to see beyond face value is a skill that grows with practice and perseverance. If you need a jump-start, check out my Repurposed Pinterest board for ideas.
Here’s some of my favorite repurposed projects:
These are my absolute favorite types of projects because they’re so wide-open to creativity. Starting with basic pieces, you can make something totally new, unique, and often unexpected.
Share Your Projects
I so hope you’ll be inspired by this series to make a few repurposed projects of your own, and to share them here on the blog. Your Gallery is open for any project or technique patterned after those on the blog. Any of your repurposed projects can be included in the Repurpose It category!
Simply email before and after photos (and include an optional brief description if you like) and your U.S. state or country of residence. I’ll include your first name and link to your site or social media account that you provide.
Let’s Get Started
Next week I’ll share the first project in the series. I’ll also give you tips and inspiration for your own repurposed projects.
In the meantime, head to your nearest thrift store, yard sale, or even your garage or attic for pieces that can be made into something new!
Projects in the series: