Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reuse and Repurpose: Go To Bed!

Sometimes moving furniture from room to room will uncover unexpected uses and provide for an original design option.

One of my favorite thrift finds is a pair of Florence Knoll cabinets purchased at a vintage shop in the East Village. I admit to paying too much for them (I won’t reveal the actual price tag, but now I know better!), but they have become a trusted and beautiful addition that serve double duty in my bedroom.

Since I live in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City, I have to maximize every nook and cranny. So while my wooden cabinets serve as sturdy nightstands, they also double as effective file cabinets that hold tons of papers and documents.

You can use less expensive file cabinets, even metal ones, and paint them a color that goes with the theme of your bedroom. File cabinets are a plenty at thrift stores. Just make sure that your purchase is sturdy and can hold everything you plan on putting away inside.

Decorating Options from The Elegant Thrifter – Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

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