Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles

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Vavoom! DIY Bathroom Vanity from Salvaged Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2015

Looking for just the right vanity for your bath or powder room? So many of the builder's grade or big-box store variety of vanities are -- let's face it -- pretty "blah." If you'd like...

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Delightful Fall Decorations for Deck, Porch, or Patio

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 20, 2015

The autumnal equinox toward the end of September means that it is officially fall. But we lovers of the great outdoors are not quite ready to come inside and hibernate until next spring...


8 Ingenious Repurposes for Old Electric Fixtures

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 25, 2015

Saving electricity is a hot topic these days. It's a great way of conserving precious energy and minimizing your carbon footprint. Another eco-friendly practice is repurposing, which...

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Get Creative -- Construct a Very Cool Playhouse

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2015

Here's how to become the coolest parent (or grandparent) on the block: use your carpentry skills to put up a playhouse. Whether it's out in the yard or inside your home, your favorite...

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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....

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DIY Statement Light Fixtures -- Fabulous and Frugal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 01, 2015

There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement lighting gives a fabulous focus...

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From Trash to Toys: 6 Creative Repurposing Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 05, 2015

Question: How can you help reduce the load on our country's landfills while providing your children (or grandchildren) with toys that are fun, sturdy, and stimulating to their sense...

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Water Features Add Charm to Your House and Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 14, 2015

1. Rustic Backyard Pond with Watering Can A gorgeous water feature installation completes the picture of Jamie D's charming rural home. Powered by a pond pump, water filters into the...