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A Toronto Reader Repurposes Curbside Treasures

A lovely reader submission from Jen Selk in Toronto –amazing what you can do with a little ingenuity, creativity and other people's discards!

"The room is furnished exclusively with curbside, goodwill + craigslist
(and, okay, a little bit of IKEA). The desk chair and cabinet were
both garbage-picked finds, the beds are  mismatched box springs and
mattresses bought on Craigslist and from Value Village. I made the bed
skirts by tearing up an old twin-sized duvet cover and the doors of
the found cabinet have a vintage pillowcase tacked in behind the

I believe in green living, and in general, I try to live green by
refurbishing and upcycling anything I can. If I can keep something
from ending up in a landfill, I will, and often, it's the curbside
finds that end up being the most stylish things in my apartment."

Thank you Jen for sending in your photos! Pure Green welcomes home submissions for review, both for our daily blog and the print magazine. We'd love to hear from you - please send all inquiries to submissions@puregreenmag.com.

Photos by Abby Cook



Some nice ideas from this post I can use in my home! Thanks:)
April 30, 2012 | Carmel

Jen is a garbage-picking super star. She's amazing. Seriously. You should see the rest of her home. She's obsessed with keeping things out of landfills but her place never looks junky. Quite amazing.
February 9, 2012 | Sandy

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