Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles

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DIY Recycled Door Coffee Table

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 18, 2014

I'm pretty sure you can teach an old door new tricks, and Hometalk users have pretty well proved it with their wide assortment of reclaimed door projects large and small. One of my...

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Fun Garden Pots for Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

It's almost time to hit the nursery and pick up some splendid starts, flowers, seeds, and more for spring, but if you're like me, you might be facing a small problem: most of your gardening...

Tiny house, big heart. jenine a. in her tiny house in Healdsburg, California. Photo: Nicolás Boullosa/Flickr

Head to Tiny House Boot Camp!

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

My obsession with tiny houses knows no bounds, and I'm particularly in love with upcycled projects made from materials people find around them in their communities. Upcycling and recycling...

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New Uses for Ghost Metro Stations in Paris?

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 06, 2014

Remember that episode of Sherlock where they have a stop a bomb from going off under Parliament, carried under the historic building via a train moving through decommissioned Underground...

These shoes could be on a tension rod shoe rack! Photo: Danny Molyneux/Flickr

10 Amazing Uses for Tension Rods

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 31, 2014

If you've ever been a college student, or just an adult who doesn't stand on ceremony, you've probably dealt with a tension rod. These nifty little rods expand and collapse to fit irregular...

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These Dewey Decimals Got Style!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 24, 2014

I don't want to sound like a fuddy-duddy, but the number of people who still remember card catalogs is starting to wane, and half of kids these days probably wouldn't know what to do...

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11 Cool Uses for Jars

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 22, 2014

We all know that mason jars are super hip in home decor right now, but what about jars in general? Because jars come in all shapes an sizes, not just the classic mason style, and chances...

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18 Uses for Rubber Bands

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 17, 2014

Got a rubber band ball made up of the seemingly endless rubber bands that seem to trickle into your house when you're not looking? Take it apart. That ball is a total waste of an incredibly...