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In an attempt to make this blog more thrifty AND green, I thought I would write a reoccurring feature called "old is new." Americans are notorious for not only consumption, but wastefulness as well. Before I get on my soap box, let me tell you I am certainly guilty of this mindset just as much as the next person. Instead of simply taking a dress I no longer wear to the tailor to turn it into a shirt, I donate it, and buy a new shirt (or worse, keep it stashed away in my closet). However, this mentality is not only a waste of money, but also not a sustainable method of consumption. Instead, we must be innovative and creative, seeking new purposes for old, unwanted items. Now don't get me wrong, I love new things. I love coming home from a successful day of shopping and deciding which item I am going to wear first. However, I don't really need any more items of clothing, or really any additional material possessions for that matter, and am going to make a conscious effort to limit my spending and buy used goods whenever possible. I will continue to write product roundups and fashion posts, but hopefully these posts utilize items you currently have, or inspire you to use what is currently hanging in your closet.
I love this idea of taking an old desk, removing the drawers and using them as frames. All you would need would be some black spray paint and your imagination