Kitchen Remodel Using Salvaged Cabinets

Using salvaged cabinets to remodel your kitchen can sound like an impossible task, but is actually really doable. One solution is to visit EcoBuilding Bargains, where there are always a variety of high-quality cabinets that need homes, but it can make you wonder how to integrate them into the spaces in your home. The Gaylords, who live in Easthampton, have integrated a beautiful salvaged cabinet set with the help of their contractor.

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DIY Vintage Halloween Light Fixture

Halloween is all about the creative costumes and fun decorations. Rather than utilizing disposable decor from the store, read more to learn how to make a completely plastic-free light that will make a spooky addition to your window display or front porch! Adjust your desired design to fit any holiday or celebration, you can cut out any shape to be illuminated!

 

Materials Needed:

  • Clear or white round light fixture
  • Light orange paint
  • Textured sponge
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or tape
  • Light source (lantern, battery-operated candles, fairy lights)

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EcoBuilding Bargains’ Spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar!

By: Shelby Kuenzli, Marketing EcoFellow

The spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar competition put on by EcoBuilding Bargains, our building materials reuse store, has come to a close. Reuse Rockstar is a friendly, bi-annual competition that highlights customers who have upcycled, transformed or repurposed items from EcoBuilding Bargains into creative and functioning pieces. This year, we decided to let the public decide who should win! We hosted a live voting for the winner at our annual EcoBuilding Bargains Bash event and the winner is……local craftsman and owner of Piedmont Woodcraft, Matthew Johnson!

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Spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar Competition Winners

By Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow

The Spring 2018 Reuse Rockstar Competition has come to a close. Thank you to all who submitted entries and voted on the winner! This competition highlights some of the ingenious projects our customers make with materials from EcoBuilding Bargains. There were many creative entries, totaling 17 unique projects, all of which you can see here. The community voted for the project they liked best at our EcoBuilding Bargains Bash last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who participated! All the projects were amazing and we can’t wait to see what you come up with for our fall competition! Here are the top projects for Spring 2018:

Honorable Mentions

Colleen Adams – Bathroom Remodel

Colleen and her husband wanted to turn an unfinished space in their cottage into a second bathroom. They used materials from various reuse stores, including EcoBuilding Bargains! The two painted two raised panel doors, used for storage cubbies, and the biscuit-colored sink, nickel stand, and matching toilet helped complete the look!

 

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Reuse and Recycle Your Old Furniture!

trash heap

According to the EPA, approximately 8.5 million tons of furniture waste is sent to landfills each year, even though many of these items are still usable, either as parts or as a whole. With limited landfill capacity – that’s an incredible waste of space! Additionally, throwing out furniture for disposal demands more energy and resources as new furniture is produced and transported to replace it – emitting associated greenhouse gasses in the process. Rather than sending unwanted furniture to the landfill, we can reuse and recycle it.

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