Let me begin by saying I don’t actually recommend you replace all your good living room furniture with free junk on craigslist. I’m just saying that it’s possible. And if you do, please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. But seriously, don’t do it. But seriously, send us pictures.
Reusing and repurposing old, worn, or disused items is a concept as old as time. In the last 200 years, we’ve become experts at getting the most out our things, even if that means filling an old tractor tire with dirt for a raised garden, making a bench out of license plates and a tailgate like the one above, or putting new life an old car with a fresh motor and transmission. Heck, Red Green’s been doing his Handyman Corner for over 20 years, and all he’s got is worn out stuff.
Today, I got my creative juices flowing and, thinking back to my younger, poorer days, I wondered how I could put the FREE section of Craigslist to good use decorating my living room. Of course, cars are never far from my mind, so I then wondered how many free automotive things I could find. As it turns out, lots. Today’s challenge, then: decorate an entire living room with nothing but free car parts and accessories. Take the jump to see how well I did. … Continue Reading