So, what’s with all the repurposing going on these days? Is it another design trend that’s already looking for its hat, about to exit the party in the next 15 minutes? Or, is it an evolutionary change of how we are beginning to look at our stuff, and waking up to the amazing results creative resourcefulness can produce? I’m hoping for the latter, and, with today’s “Before and After How-To”, presented by Habitat For Humanity Restore‘s Chief RePurposer, Kristii Mac, you’ll be able to make something fantastically new from something no-longer used. Things are really looking upcycling!
1. First, take an industrial light fixture and remove the light bulb.
2. Then, unfasten the electronic fixture from the plastic light shade. Our model had a simple clamp which released the interior metal skirt and allowed us to slip the fixture out of the light shade.
3. Now you are left with a durable and decorative flower pot. There is an opalescent quality to the plastic that is radiant in sunlight. Just add soil, a plant and water!
Riverside ReStore’s Chief RePurposer, Kristii Mac is always looking for creative and eco-savvy ways to bring new life to products that would otherwise be destined for a landfill.
For more information on the “Make Purchases with a RePurpose” program, please email [email protected]. A special thanks to our Director of Retail Operations, Cindy Tyrolt for her awesome light fixture RePurpose idea.