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KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FUN WAYS TO REPURPOSE OLD FURNITURE
  Chalkboard paint can be used again and again to cover old dressers for the kid's room. You can also repurpose old tins to hold anything from office supplies to crayons to craft supplies or utensils. Have the kids decorate their own for their room. It comes in colors so get creative!

An old mattress spring makes a great hanging board. If rusty, clean with a wire brush. Paint how you wish, bright shiny black, clear, or use bright colors for kid's rooms. Use clothes pins to hang papers. Find different hanging clips from office supply or hardware stores to hang anything from keys to jewelry.

An old wooden headboard makes a great hanging rack. Paint and attach hooks of varying sizes. This is great for coats or towels. Larger hooks can hold sporting goods.

Take an old wooden three step ladder. You can paint and distress or use antiquing paint for a vintage look. Hang on the wall for displaying or use on the floor for small plants.

Take any old end table or cocktail table and paint a bold color. This can really perk up an old piece and really stand out in the room.

Try decoupage on old dressers or frames. Make a project with the kids to find pictures that interest them such as sports or hobbies. They can make a dresser or table for their room that really appeals to them.

So you are being environmentally aware and saving money by repurposing old items easily and creatively.

KATHLEEN WEAVER-ZECH & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 4:25 PM by Dean's Team

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