In the attic, or the garage, if you’ve got a box (or two, or five) of old clothing (grandma’s wedding dress? mom’s patchwork summer-of-love skirt? that Mexican embroidered shirt you wore almost every day in 10th grade?), raise your hand.
I thought so.
Let’s be honest: The only time you have nostalgic moments with those items are when you’re moving and can’t remember what’s in those dusty boxes in the corner.
But they’re in good shape, you say. And they’re too precious to give away. Okay, ask yourself this: How would that skirt pattern look as a pillow? After you get over the idea of taking scissors to clothing, you just might love it.
Check out the project Sunset style editor Miranda Jones and I crafted for a Sunset May issue story appropriately titled “I found it in my garage!”. We profile five items someone might think they have no use for (thus garage-stricken) and reinvented them to bare new function.
Check out the full story here.
And for more ideas on how to repurpose your furnishings check this out.
Next, we’ll have “virtual coffee” with one of my favorite décor re-inventors. Stay tuned.