Recycle and decorate at the same time
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.
Do you have some fabric cushions that are faded or have outdated patterns or colors?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.
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.