Jessica Pasteris, SLHL account executive, shares her thoughts on using reclaimed objects to create fresh, new looks.
There are so many fabulous ways to refurbish furniture! Whether it’s a piece that has been passed down for generations or one that you spotted excitedly at a local estate sale or flea market, the possibilities are endless.
With all of the recent emphasis on “going green,” it really makes us think twice before throwing away a piece of furniture and going out to buy a new one. As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” And even if you don’t want to refurbish a piece of furniture yourself, someone else may have the perfect idea for giving it new life!
Try to find a local organization that collects donated items. We just bet that while you’re there, you may stumble upon your next favorite chair or table! Shabby Chic is one style that works perfectly with refurbished furniture.
In the photo of interior designer Lauren Ross’ dining room, several repainted and reupholstered antiques come together to create a truly stylish space.
St. Louis has several extremely eco-conscious shops full of pieces just like these. Next time you’re in the mood to redesign a room, visit Three French Hens, 16935 Manchester Rd., or Recycled Rose, 421 N. Sappington Rd., and see what treasures you can uncover.
Photos courtesy of Country Living, www.countryliving.com.