Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed, or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use.
Thinking environmentally friendly, I love this week’s challenge. Looking around my home I discovered a few repurposed items. When I owned my own home this was a common theme in my house. Repurposing fences, old sidewalks long-buried under the grass, old stone bricks from my aunt’s home that became a walkway to my backyard. Lately I haven’t really been doing this as much as I like so this has rekindled my creativity. My children are very cleaver in this respect and they have repurposed old doors into tables, dresser with mirror into a chalk board and kitchen cabinet plus many other creative adventures.
The seat of the chair was covered in material from a dress I was no longer wearing. Ice cream containers with lids are a great repurposed item. I have reused them in the kitchen for spices and also to hold homemade bath salts. The little stool was a small table I found at a flea market. The top was scratched up so I went home and added the material and studs transforming the table into a cushioned bench. Then on my desk I have repurposed a wooden candle mold into a pen holder. The desk scarf is actually a Pashmina scarf.
This year I repurposed grocery bags and items from my creative box into lovely wrappings on Christmas presents.
My daughter gifted me with the dragonfly mobile that hangs in my kitchen window and chimes when the furnace kicks on. This treasure is crafted from knives, forks and spoons. I also have a dragonfly stake for my garden made of the same.
In the village where I grew up, the local library once housed the Episcopal Church. One of my sisters was the last to be baptized in the church and now my niece is the librarian.
This was a fun photo challenge and it is now challenging me to be more creative. Time to go and find something to repurpose. What are you going to recycle or repurpose?
To see what others have re-purposed, click on Weekly Photo Challenge.
Love and Light!