Today I want to highlight three fantastic items I found while browsing in Craigslist’s “FREE” category: filing cabinets, old tube TV’s, and wood pallets. They can all be used to create a bazillion DIY projects: Below I have listed just afew of the many possibilities. If you click on a picture you be redirected to either the source of the picture (Craigslist) or to the website where you will find a tutorial. Feel free in the comments to suggest any awesome tutorials you have found for these staples. I call them staples because these seem to frequently appear in the FREE section.
Upcycling pallets is all the rage right now. Why not get in on the fun while it lasts? I mean, really, people!?! Who would want to pay for lumber if you can just dissemble these free buggers and transform them into a freaktastic pieces of awesomeness for your home?
Old Tube Tv’s
My absolute favorite use for these old turn knob TV’s came from ReadayMade Magazine. Readymade magazine did a great job of styling them with converse and books. It reminds me of being a 5 yr. old at my great-grandparents house on Christmas day. Click, click, click.
My favorite DIY for an old filing cabinet is the up cycled planter project. There are many others as well. Feel free to google all of the possiblities. I tend to like the ones that aren’t just modified storage units, or re-decorated filing cabinets. Maybe it’s because I don’t keep records very well. I don’t know. I like when they are transformed into something else entirely. As an FYI, I see these for free on craigslist all-the-time. Keep your eyes peeled.
Have a great weekend! I will be returning from SF this evening and continuing the kitchen renovations. No…we still aren’t done. ;P I did get a bunch of clear glass containers at Ikea and some shelves to add to the wainscoting wall. Things are getting exciting up in here. Stay tuned for pics.
Practice being present this week. And don’t forget to breathe.