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Go Green or NO GREEN? Make a Statement!

Recycling furniture. It is fun, it is environmentally responsible, cheap, and the final piece is completely unique and has a story behind it. We salvaged two end tables from my late great Aunt Anna to be the statement pieces in the bedroom. The side tables were green when the Voila Design team uncovered them in our Northern Liberties storage unit.

Somers Side Tablethe new somers side table

We took the tables to Carter Studios in Port Richmond for a paint job. The crisp white coating is refreshing instead of jarring, which will anchor the dreamy mood of our new bedroom, and we feel great getting new life out of these inherited tables. Sometimes going green means getting rid of the green.


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Nothing better than re-finishing or re-using someone else old (er) item.

Just seeing it come back to life is worth the time and effort.

The right piece for the right room.

Enjoy the day

Posted by Don MacLean, Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA (Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Christopher and Stephanie, I love the white!  And I'll certainly stop by for the reveal! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Love it! now that is making a statement


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Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 8 years ago

hey Chris and Steph, I am a fan of this idea. I found a file cabinet that was not at all in bad shape. I cleaned it up, repainted it, oiled it and painted cherry Blossoms :) It was fun functional project.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 8 years ago

It is very exciting and very cool what you can do and create through recycling some great furniture !  The end product can be very desirable as well as quite rewarding !

Posted by Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access) almost 8 years ago