Rework What You've Got: #BlogHerTalks Upcycling and Repurposing

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I have a secret; a strong desire to do something I’ve never done before and I’ve wanted to do it for many years. I haven’t told very many people, but it’s true.

I want to repurpose furniture.

repurposed desk

Image: CarlaGates247 via Flickr.

As a huge fan of the thrift store and the good deals that can be found, it's hard not to take my love of decor and design and apply it to every discarded furnishing I can find. There are items scattered throughout my house that were acquired with the sole intent to refinish or rehab them. You would know that if you saw my coffee table.

There’s the broken desk, the dresser that’s falling apart, and the scratched and dented Ethan Allen table that I just couldn’t bear sending to the trash. The basement contains the remnants of shelving, paneling, headboards, and office equipment; all of which I’m sure can be combined into one amazing piece of functional furniture.

Although I have long held the desire to transform my household items, I will be the first to admit that Pinterest hasn’t helped the urge. If anything, I have so many ideas that I find it overwhelming and from what I hear, I’m not alone.

That’s why, for this week’s #BlogHerTalks Twitter chat, we’ve asked two members of our community who understand how to go from frugal and idealistic to DIY success!

We hope you’ll join us on Twitter with hashtag #BlogHerTalks as we welcome Ashley from Domestic Imperfection and Kristen from The Frugal Girl, tomorrow, April 9th, from 1pm-2pm Eastern / 10am-11am Pacific, as we discuss upcycling, repurposing, and how to go from inspiration to accomplishment!

I don’t know about you, but my broken desk is very excited.

When she isn't tweeting, posting to LinkedIn, or pinning for the BlogHer Community of 55 million, Diane can be found blogging at Momo Fali, where she writes about her sports-fanatic husband, teen daughter and her special-needs son.

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