You do not have to invest in new energy efficient stuff for your house to be more caring towards the environment. There are plenty of DIY ways that require minimal or no investment and allow you to go Green.
One of the ways to do this, is by recycling old things in your house, and turning them into modern and chic furniture. All you have to do is utilize that creative spark in your head.
Kitchen Counter Stool Re-imagined
Don’t throw these away if you do not need them anymore. Instead turn them upside down so that the seat makes the base. Attach wheels to this base, and cover the area between the legs of the stool with canvas sheet. You now have yourself a mini cart that you can use for any purpose you like, for example a laundry cart.
Old Ladder Lying Around?
The rungs of a ladder are a very useful thing. And no we don’t mean exclusively for climbing. You can install the ladder inside the house, give it a color coat that matches the interior décor, and use it as a towel hanger. If the ladder fits in the bathroom, even better.
Toddlers All Grown Up?
If there are no more babies in the house, and you do not know anyone to give away the baby cot to. You may want to think twice before you discard it. Cots can double as desks if you see them a certain way. Place them next to the wall, remove one side of the cot and replace the base where you put the mattress with a black board. Hang stationary all around the railing. The final touch is placing adequate sized chairs in front of this, and voila! A creative station for your growing children.
Old head boards may not seem it but they can come in really handy. If you are looking at ones with intricate designs or some vintage work that old bed frames usually do have, then half of your work is already done for you. By giving them a fresh paint coat, you can repurpose these as a set of coat hangers. All you have to do is nail in hooks.
Musical Instruments That Don’t Work Anymore
A piano is a fairly large thing to throw away. Don’t! If it does not work anymore it is no good to anyone but you can still avail the artistic look of it. Break off the legs and get rid of the base and the inner working of the piano. You will be left with a hollow frame that is the outline of a piano with the keys attached at the end.
By attaching boards around the length of it, you can hang the frame on the wall. This doubles as a fantastic looking book shelf.
If you happen to be in Barrie, or anywhere near the area, get in touch with Aaron Lillie, who will guide you more on the home improvement subject.