Re­cy­cle and dec­o­rate at the same time

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

There’s no short­age of great ideas for dec­o­rat­ing your home us­ing sal­vaged or re­cy­cled ob­jects. Here are three sim­ple projects that are sure to add an orig­i­nal touch to your decor.

Well-dressed cush­ions

Do you have some fab­ric cush­ions that are faded or have out­dated pat­terns or col­ors? Cover them with fab­ric from clothes you no longer wear, whether it’s be­cause of a bro­ken zip­per, an un­sightly tear or a small stain that’s im­pos­si­ble to re­move. What a great way to breathe new life into your cush­ions and clothes.

A wok in the gar­den

If you have an old, badly scratched wok, don’t throw it away what­ever you do! In a few easy steps, you can turn it into a great planter. Af­ter paint­ing it, line the bot­tom with dried moss. Place upon the moss some small stones for drainage and then fill the wok with soil. Now plant what­ever you want; put it some­where in your yard and then sit back and lis­ten to your vis­i­tors’ sur­prised com­ments.

Door han­dles

Just changed your door­knobs and you’re won­der­ing what to do with the old ones? Screw a few into a nice wooden plank and at­tach it to a wall in the en­trance hall. You can use it for hang­ing coats, bags, scarves, um­brel­las, etc. Door han­dles can also be used as cur­tain hooks. You have too much jew­elry? Hang your neck­laces and bracelets on some door han­dles at­tached to a wall.

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