Your new apartment is everything that you love in a new home, except one thing – it doesn’t have any furniture! All the money that you put into a deposit and securing the apartment doesn’t leave you a lot of money to outfit your whole apartment. Re-purposing old furniture is a great alternative to buying new, and it helps you save money while living sustainably at the same time.
Before you think you have to sleep on the bare floor, here are some creative ideas to make your new apartment feel like home with the addition of affordable re-purposed furniture.
by Dreamy Whites
Give purpose to hand-me-down furniture:
Most people have furniture that has been handed down from an elder, or has been in your home since you were younger, why not take this furniture and give it new life? Whether you remove the finish and stain the wood a new color or you decide to add a fresh coat of paint, re-purposing can bring new life to furniture.
Look to your parents’ attic or even visit garage sales and online classifieds for furniture that people are getting rid of. Thrift stores often have a furniture section; you will be surprised to see how many treasures are given away. From bedroom and living room furniture to kid’s and outdoor furniture. Take a weekend and shop around for great finds that you can salvage and re-purpose.
Architect Rina Doctor / Project for Turkiz / Pics by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beec