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Green Solution: Repurposed and Salvaged Materials

Carter Oosterhouse explains how to update a room by recycling furniture.

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Repurposing or salvaging materials is a great way to recycle on a larger scale. Instead of hauling a large piece of furniture off to a landfill, look for ways to give it a new life in a home remodeling or makeover project. In this example, an old hutch dresser was turned into a great cabinet for an outdoor sunroom.

Product information for items used in this room makeover:

silver cord kit (item #370241); marled seagrass trunk with lid (item #370879); ladder accent table (item #394553); red-and-orange striped sisal rug (item #391315); Yoko square white paper lantern (item #381113); floral print micro-jute rug (item #388579); micro-suede papasan chair (khaki) — Cost Plus World Market
decorative pillows — Wal-Mart
window panel (Dilweed); Sahara tab top window coverings (Celadon) — Target
wall paint (Mint Frappe item #440A-3); trim paint (Rich Cream item #340A-2) — Behr Paint
square tile top table (North Haven 40-inch model #85979); palm pottery (12-inch item #76881) — Lowe's
Regolit pendant lampshade — IKEA