In search of today’s green inspiration, I’ve turned to one of my favorite Leisure Arts idea books—Eco-Chic Decorating. Available in a sturdy, hold-it-in-your-hands print version or as a pdf download, this book includes 120+ planet- and money-saving ideas for rescuing a huge variety of items that would otherwise be headed for the landfill.
Take that old garage sale coffee table…
It can easily become a stylish ottoman!
Antique dealers are having trouble selling these old wardrobes because people don’t use them to hide their TVs anymore…
But I’d certainly use a redo like this to hide stuff in the kitchen!
You can get old lamps for almost nothing at most auctions…
Get them ugly and cheap and transform them into way cool!
The Love-Of-My-Life keeps coming home with old cameras from his junk sales. May have to turn some of them into photo frames!
I’m a plate freak…and a borderline clock fanatic!
How cool is this? A table base made with a stack of enamelware bowls!
I’ve always wanted to line a walkway or border a flowerbed with a row of mismatched china plates!
Over the years, stuff breaks…and you end up with a box of lids (and the Love-Of-Your-Life is looking at you funny again)…Hang them on the wall like that’s what you intended to do all along!
Can you see why I’m a fan of Eco-Chic Decorating now? Get your own copy, so you, too, can say you’re going green for Earth Day!