Earlier this week, I posted about the tile tray that now graces my coffee table. Unique, one-of-a-kind items do not always equate to expensive. Repurposing an existing item into something new can be both a frugal and personal way to enrich your home and life.
The tray, as I posted, was found at the back of a shelf at Goodwill. It was obtained for $7.99. You might consider that a bit much for Goodwill, but this is made with painted ceramic tile. The door pulls I added for handles were found at the hardware store for $2.97 each. Not bad at all.
For less than $15.00, I have a beautiful, unique item in my home. Plus, I have the satisfaction of an item that I repurposed, using a bit of my own creativity.
Look at items not only for what they are, but what they can be. It may not take any more than a coat of paint, or new handles, to make a so-so item something fabulous!