Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reuse & Repurpose: Bring the Outdoors In, and Vice Versa!

Yesterday while prepping a May 19 party at Housing Works new Crosby St. store for The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Details, I ran across this metal planter that I couldn't keep from staring at. Now I have no room in my apartment for an addition of this size, but I love this metal structures sinewy arms and the mottled finish that it has developed with age and weather. Clearly, it would be happy indoors or out, and works just the way it is with all its age spots and blemishes, or could be brightened up with a fresh coat of paint.

Come visit me at the brand-spanking new Housing Works Thrift Shop, 130 Crosby Street, just off Houston, Tuesday, May 19, at 7 pm. You can buy my book The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details right there or order it at Borders, Barnes & Noble,Amazon orPowell's.

I'd put out a windowbox, but the co-0p board would hate me!

The Elegant Thrifter, Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!





1 comment:

  1. Well, if you put out a window box the fire department might hate you, but certain members of the co-op board love you (sans window box, natch - love can't keep us from enforcing the rules). And your collections from our building residents on behalf of Housing Works are such a win-win!

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