I was happy to visit my sons in New York in 2017. While there I made a number of changes. In fact it is safer to say that I wreaked havoc. I made sure to repurpose and upcycle a whole bunch of things.
But my biggest job was the dining room bookcases upcycled with chalky paint and gift wrapping paper. This was the mess in the dining room of my son's apartment. And it could only have gotten better after I got my chalk paint on it.
I had meant to simply organize the books but it looked just awful. Too much dark wood and too many colors. You can see on the right that one of the bookcases has a blue background. It does serve to break up the wood a bit. But I wanted to paint.
My dad was not toο happy about this turn of events. He asked me why I wanted to put myself through such a headache. After all, it was the dead of winter and here I was wanting to paint. I started by moving the bookcases apart so there was space between them to fit something else. I had a plan in mind.
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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