I have exciting news! Our esteemed leader, Bruno, is putting the finishing touches on the next installment of the Curbly Make It! Library, Make It! Second Hand Chic. Much as Make It! Mid-Century Modern, this volume shows you, step by step, how to turn second hand items into stylish additions to your decor. Fifteen projects in all, there's something for every room in your house.
To gear up for the release of Make It! Second Hand Chic, we've decided to cull the internets for some fabulous trash to treasure projects that will make you look at cast-offs in a brand new way.
First up is this so clever and cute Milk Crate Stool. flickr
Check this out...Sue took an old and fabulous decanter and turned it into a new and fabulous table lamp. To make one yourself, you'll need a decanter, a lighting kit, a shade and a 2" dowel. You'll also want to scrounge up a wood chisel and a sander too.
dewey13 over on Junk Market Style just posted pics of a recent project: an old card file--found in a warehouse--turned ottoman. Added were large casters and an upholstered seat cushion. Jadorable, oui?