Repurpose | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

“Those who know how to make things with hands will survive” ~ often said my grandmother, who lived through two great wars and economic depressions. She embedded in us kids her way to save everything and made it a concept for a life.
To reuse and repurpose is a daily practice for me, in fact, my neighbors thinks I come from Mars for being so extremely diligent in saving the environment.

Other than papers and a few bottles, my garbage bins are always almost empty. I dry my laundry in the wind and  repurpose as trash bags those plastic bags for fruit-vegetables from grocery shops. Leftover food become a new specialty. Consumed towels get repurposed into dust rags.  Papers written on one side are reused as scrap paper. I repurpose clothes as new creations, save buttons from old clothes and incorporate them in something else new. Scarves and shawls become covers for side tables, the list goes on and on.
I am a true repurpose and recycle Queen, perhaps I should start teaching classes.

The object in the photo below was a candle holder with glass beads. A little knowledge of Arduino technology turned it into a LED light for the garden. The night is no longer dark in that area of the garden.

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(Click on each photo to view it larger).

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This was in response to WordPress weekly photo challenge: Repurpose

Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

valentinadivaglassesIt’s my hope that through my writing and my stories I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style and inspiring you to live in beauty. I have loved my profession as an interior-fashion designer since 1990. I am here ready to offer consultations on-line if you need. Check out my latest book on the subject colors.
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Deconstruction And Recycle Versus Demolition | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

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A few homeowners are aware of the tax benefits they may receive by donating the fixtures, doors, windows, lumber, entire kitchens and baths.
Owners are frequently eligible to receive a tax deduction for donated material, significantly reducing the cost of deconstruction. 85% or more in an average deconstruction job can be salvaged and reused or recycled.

People are redirecting their attention to home and family, their are going out less and creating home entertainment/theatre room. HDTV and computer with sexy lines are selling well.

Electronic recyclingYou have decided you don’t need your old box TV or huge computer monitor anymore, so why not be environmentally responsible, get it out of your house and recycle it? Companies like Waste Management and LG Electronics offer nation-wide recycling programs for unwanted electronic products at 150 designated “eCycling Centers” across the country. Visit http://www.lgusa.com/green to find out more about the programs near you.
Now, what challenge do you have in your home with electronics? Ask me how to decorate with new equipment and your new digital lifestyle, I can help you in planning your space and your media room.

Please forward this article to anyone you think might be interested in reading it and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Thank you.
In service and with love.
Valentina
www.Valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2010 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValentinaValentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer with a passion for kitchens and cooking. She operates in the USA and Europe. She loves to remodel homes and loves to turn unattractive spaces into castles, but especially loves to design kitchens and wine grottos. Author of the book: ©Come Mia Nonna-A Return To Simplicity outskirtspress.com/ComeMiaNonna
Author of the forthcoming book on the subject of colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors.


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