Summer is in full force in Des Moines and if you want to decorate your home but you’re on a tight budget we at Treasured Spaces are here to help! For several years now Shelly has been working with clients on interior redesign projects, or using what you already own to decorate your home. Repurposing is a great way to take something you already own and create a whole new use for it. Plus repurposing is always good for the environment. For the summer months there are lots of things you can do to decorate your home using what you already own.
If you have a home garden you can give it a new look. So many things can be used to plant that the options are almost endless. Many people like to use old pales to plant hanging baskets. You can even plant flowers in old boots and hang them outside on a fence. If you have an old chest that has been stored in the attic for years, bring it out, give it a fresh coat of paint and remove the top to create the perfect flower bed. You can do something similar on a smaller scale with an old tool box. For larger projects use an old bathtub to create a pop of color in your yard.
Many families like to display their summer vacation photos but don’t worry about going to the store and buying a bunch of new picture frames. Instead take an old headboard from a no-longer used bedroom set and trip where needed. Fit in a piece of glass or plastic behind it, fill it in with your favorite photos and cover the front with plastic or glass. Headboards can be used for other things like hanging up rain coats or other household items, a creative family message board, or as a magnetic display.
Old glass mason jars have a lot of different uses in the summer. They can be used to store spices, pastas and other food items to increase shelf life. You can also use old jars to put candles in to display inside or on an outdoor patio. You can research online to find free vintage labels you can print and use on the jars for some extra creativity.
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