Tuesday’s Tips: ways to repurpose small bowls & saucers

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Little saucers can be used to group some olive oils together on the side of the stove….
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Candle holders & large shot glasses can be used to store makeup ot paint brushes..

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A big bowl can be used for printed pictures ot postcards which is an awesome conversation starter. Smaller bowls can hold match boxes, post earrings, spare batteries for a coffee table, loose change for an entry table.

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A colorful home tour designed by twins who mix high end with low end & DIY projects…

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Twins Teman & Teran Evans (HGTV’s design consultants for the show High/Low Project) live together & collaborated to create a home that effectively mixes higher end pieces with lower price point retail chain stores. Covering a living room wall with … Continue reading

Use bellman luggage carts as clothes racks….

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You ever blog hop? I was on A Slice of Glam‘s site when she mentioned Stephanie Sterjovski Life & Style who mentioned Lovely & Chic. I was immediately drawn to the clothes wardrobes until I realized they were nothing more than luggage carts that you use at hotels. What a great way to repurpose. iWant!!!

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Tuesday’s Tips: consider a curtain, scarf or sheets for dressing a tablescape…

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From bedroom interior to tablescape. Yes I know it’s not the same blanket. However the purple hue made me think how easily we could use a scarf, sheets or curtains with a bold pattern for transforming a tabletop.

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Have you repurposed something for dressing a table?

See how hardware can change the look of inexpensive ikea closet furniture

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For the record I love Ikea. Since Milwaukee doesn’t have one I am forced to visit the one south of Chicago..two hours away. NOT convenient so I can’t wait to hit them up in a few weeks when I go to Atlanta for my birthday. That said,I am not the designer that frowns upon their stuff. I think most is stylish and best of all, affordable. Not everyone can go out and hire custom closet designers. SO when I see people like Jen Ramos style closets fabulously while making them appear more high end by doing minor changes, it makes me happy.

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First when using double sided tape, Jen added oompf to the drawers with leopard wallpaper. See how wallpaper doesn’t have to be strictly for walls. You can repurpose them for multiple uses..

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Next she used some sleek and modern knobs from myknobs to up the look a notch. It’s something I recently blogged about on ways to transform old dressers.

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