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Best Furniture to Recycle and Repurpose

December 19th, 2015

repurp headbordRecycle and repurpose is a popular mantra among the present generation. If a piece of furniture still has some good years left in it but has out grown its initial purpose, a little creativity opens up a new possibility in another form. Everything from the front door to the old coffee table can be reused. Before discarding your old furniture, consider the ways it could be used for something else. Here are a few tips on the best furniture to repurpose and recycle.

  • Front Door: Renovating the house and don’t know what to do with the old wooden door? An old door can be converted into a distressed coffee table. Add a touch of rustic finish to the living room. You don’t have to be mindful about staining it or think twice before throwing your legs up.
  • Mattress Spring: Do not throw out that old mattress spring just yet. The mattress spring on the wall serves as a large, vintage message board or photo wall. You can use clothes pins to hold the photos and messages. You could also keep everyday items on hangers attached to the mattress.
  • Wooden Stool: With a new coat of paint, that old stool which was forgotten about can hold your family picture or flower vase. Hang it on a wall as a shelf or place it next to the couch as an end table.
  • Coffee Table: If you’re replacing your coffee table, consider using the face of the old one as a headboard in one of your bedrooms. Wood coffee tables, especially, can have the legs removed and be refurbished into a beautiful headboard.
  • Repurposed Headboard: Maybe you’ve gotten a new bed or invested in a new headboard, and you’re not sure what to do with the old one. Headboards can made into benches for your entryway or the end of the bed. Also, consider cutting them down and attaching hooks for a rustic coat hanger.

Whatever piece of furniture you’re getting ready to toss out, first be sure to consider its shape and brainstorm the creative ways you can make a new life for it.

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5 Rewarding Reasons to Adopt a Pet

December 3rd, 2015

Adopting animals is becoming more and more popular in today’s day and age. We’re seeing celebrities and peers advising pet lovers to look into adoption rather than buying animals. Some might as, what is the reason behind this?

Overpopulation of stray animals, especially dogs and cats, has become an issue in some parts of the country. When these animals don’t have a home and there’s no more room in the shelter, animal services are forced to take upsetting measures. The next time you are faced with the dilemma between adopting and buying, think of these fives reasons:

  • Save Money: For starters, adopting an animal costs a small fraction of what it costs to purchase one. To purchase a purebred cat or dog, you can expect to pay upwards of $1,000. On top of that, having and caring for a pet is quite expensive. Keep aside a minimum of $800 annually for their food and medical checkups. Animals from the shelter are vaccinated and neutered saving you the added expense.
  • Quality of Life: A kennel is no place for an animal. Inactivity takes a toll on their physical and mental health. Opening up your homes and showering them with love will win their unconditional affection and loyalty.
  • Bettering Statistics: With an overpopulation of stray animals in our environment, adopting contributes to lowering these numbers. The more people that take an animal out of a shelter and into their home are, as a result, creating another space in the shelter for a stray animal to get another chance at finding a home.
  • A Best Friend: Shelter animals are forever grateful when they’re taken in. Not only are these animals grateful, but they’re committed to being your loyal companion.
  • Saving a Life: Inevitably, when you adopt an animal from a shelter, you’re saving its life. Beyond that, you’re contributing to the overall decline of stray animal euthanasia. Every animal deserves a loving home, and when you decide to welcome one into yours from a shelter, you’re giving them a second chance.

If you’re an animal lover and currently in the market for a new furry friend, consider visiting your nearest animal shelter. The experience is rewarding to say the least. a dog out enjoying a card ride during summer toned with a retro

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