5.13.2010

Giveaway...


When Sterling Publishing offered to send me a copy of a new book from Country Living to review and offered one to the readers, I accepted! RESTORE.RECYCLE.REPURPOSE by Randy Florke with Nancy J. Becker is a gorgeous guide to decorating sustainably and inexpensively. Randy takes you through every room of your house, and even outdoors, showing examples on how to create rooms on a budget, using restored, recycled, and repurposed materials. Florke explains why going green is important, shares his flea market and thrifting shopping skills, and savvy wisdom transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary.

To Enter:
~ Leave a comment of this post. We would love to if you have Restored, Recycled, or Repurposed an object.
~ One entry per person {please leave contact information}
~ Giveaway ends Sunday, May 16th @ 9pm CST
~Winner selected through random.org and announced Monday
Enjoy!

112 comments:

jessieg said...

What a great book! I'm forever yelling at my TV screen when I watch shows on HGTV and they demolish completely good stuff. Things can go on to have a second life with someone's brillance and creativity! If I don't win this, I'm definitely buying it!

Jacque said...

Wow what a great give away.. my home is restored,recyled or repurposed.. the only way to go in my "book" to make it your own. Pls enter me into the drawing.

email is jleibfried@aol.com

thanks

Tami said...

I would love to have this book! We repurpose all the time! Thanks Tami

mama-face said...

We are building a new home and the thought has crossed my mind a jillion times of how to make at least a few decisions thinking of the environment. There are a ton of new energy saving appliances, windows, etc.

My daughters are buying old dining chairs and refinishing them and plan to sell them at the farmer's market. They're doing the work, but I'm providing the cash! Does that count?

I could REALLY use this book! ;)

Kristen said...

What a beautiful book. I love recycling things. I have found some beautiful pieces on Craigslist that just needed a little tlc to come back to life.

My email is kbalonek@rochester.rr.com

Vanessa said...

This book sounds wonderful! I repurpose and recycle all the time for myself and clients.

stephanie said...

A design book that speaks to me! I would love this!

Kara said...

We just bought a house and this book would be a perfect for all our projects!

Our Family said...

what a great looking book. looking for ideas

Grace said...

Sounds like a great book, I love to use old things in my home...Recycling to the best extent!

shannoncopeland said...

I reuse, recycle or repurpose almost everything. I have to use something at least three different times/ways before I get rid of it. Love this giveaway!

steph2088 said...

PERFECT idea for a book. I would love a copy!!

Heather said...

I love decorating with reused, repurposed, and recycled and would love to win this book for more ideas - thanks for offering the giveaway!

Emily said...

My dream is to reuse, recycle, repurpose my whole house. I would love the extra inspiration!

Anne Elizabeth said...

What a great book!!! Would love to see all the ideas!

Spoonful of Flair - A&M Wallace said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures you have included on your blog posting. I have a working document in which I cut in paste design blog pictures that I want to "recreate". I copied all three of these in my document. One of my life themes is turning trash into treasure. Why do I even call it trash?...maybe cause others think stuff is trash; it's all treasure to me! Contact information: Amanda Wallace, amandacwallace at gmail dot com OR www dot matthewandamanda dot blogspot dot com

Cheers -- A

suburban prep said...

I am always looking at ways to save or reuse items. This book looks like it has some great ideas for that use.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

JMW said...

Sounds like a great book - please enter me in the drawing! Many items in our house are second-hand from a relative or neighbor, so they've been given a second life in our home. Our "new" farmhouse kitchen table and chairs were purchased at a consigment store. It's not only eco-friendly, but it adds a bit of history/lore to your home.

kikimonkey said...

What a great book! It looks like it's full of wonderful ideas and inspiring pictures. I'm constantly scouring thrift stores and craigslist for things I can repurpose in my home. Old items have so much more character than most of the (affordable) new ones.

HANSMOM said...

We just bought a house and I am sure this book would provide tons of great ideas!

Mylyne said...

We are avid supporters of anything "green", so this book is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks for this wonderful give-away!

Kelly said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! I love finding old things and repurposing them. I'm always searching for great finds on Craigslist or in local antique stores that I can give a new life to. :)

Erin said...

Recently I've turned an old door into a headboard, refinished and recovered some goodwill chairs, and turned paint drop clothes into curtains! Thanks for such a great giveaway idea!

www.denverdietrich.blogspot.com

Ry and Ally said...

Wow I could really use this, I'm just starting to repurpose things and I could use all the help I can get!

Debra said...

I have a whole home full of flea market finds, many items restored and I was doing it before I even realized it was the right thing to do. Would love to win the book!!!

Mary said...

I would love to have this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Camila F. said...

Looks like an amazing book! As a huge fan of flea markets I can say that I repurpose all kinds of items all the time. It's truly great!

naomemandeflores@gmail.com

Beth P said...

I love to reuse and repurpose in my home! Thanks! bethp83 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

I have been in LOVE with that aqua picnic table on the cover since the beginning of time (or since I saw it last summer). but maybe if i had a book with the pic on the cover my boyfriend would think it was a legit kitchen table option.

farris said...

I use an old tiny childs rolltop desk in my kitchen office to hold my printer and supplies. I have owned it since I was 7. I love the thought of this book. Everything in my home has meaning and came from someone or somewhere special. I would love the advice. Thanks. Farris

Jennifer said...

restoring, recycling and repurposing is how I did most of my house! sounds like a great book.

Jennifer said...

Awesome book - if I don't win it I am going to buy it anyway. Love love love to reuse and repurpose! I just run out of room trying to keep everything!!

Sheri Howard said...

What a very nice thing to give away! I would love it! Thank you for your generosity.

Kelly said...

Another great giveaway! Looks like a great book - may have to get it either way!

Renee said...

Love that kitchen so much!
My husband and I found an old side table in someone's trash last night (dumpster diving is treasure hunting for me). I've just posted photos on my blog of the BEFORE...check back for the AFTER!

Sogni Siciliani said...

Looks like a great giveaway...Please add my name in the hat. I could always use some inexpensive decorating ideas. Thanks for this opportunity!!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

sounds perfect for me! I'd love to find new ideas to recycle and restore. love it! xo

Karla said...

I think I'll be joining the crow 'if I don't win it, I'll buy it'. The majority of my belongings are secondhand and I love it that way, I'm always looking for ideas on how best to use that next find.

Jessica Hills said...

I would probably use this book a lot. I have done tables, chairs, dressers, and am not done yet!

Aimee said...

Great Giveaway! I love giving old things new life!
aimeerobertson@gmail.com

livex lighting said...

I love the last picture of the kitchen it is so simple and clean.

Megan Daly said...

I love to restore and recycle.
Count me in!!

Love your blog and giveaway. SMILE

XOXO
Megan

Lynn H said...

Love the idea of restoring, recycling, and repurposing. We're big fans of Randy Florke who redid our kitchen several years back. Would love to win his new book!
ljholloway at earthlinkdotcom.

Jess said...

Hi there - book looks beautiful! Would love to get a copy and be inspired. I am a big second-hand, furniture re-user and restorer. My most exciting fin recently was a very cute coffee table that my neighbor had placed on the sidewalk with a 'free' sign on it. I snapped it up, went and bought some good quality white paint and got it back to its former glory! It now sits proudly in my living room.

Stacy said...

This book looks great and I would love to win a copy...great giveaway! My latest repurpose projest was taking some old windows I found in my attic and turning them into mirrors for my living room.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

well if i don't win this book, i am buying it! i love the pictures in it and the inspiration it offers. i refinish and paint furniture, repurpose items, and resell, so this would be totally useful to me!

lauren said...

I would love this book. It looks so good. I have re-painted an old sideboard and love it.

Angie said...

I have been DYING to get this book!!! Heaven on a page...

Emily said...

Oh I would love to win this book! It sounds absolutely fabulous. Such a great book, and shows people that recycling and repurposing can look so chic! I think when people hear the "r" words they think that things are going to look dirty, but this book could definitely change some minds!

emily DOT wittenberg @gmail.com

Meghan said...

I try to recycle furniture as much as I can - repainting, refinishing, etc. The book looks great!

Teresa said...

I just saw this book reviewed yesterday. What a great gift! I find it encouraging that you can find elegance in recyling. Early generations repurposed everything from clothing into quilts and an old farm table used for dining into work tables by adding a longer leg under the original.

We are renovating a 1950's family home and recycling doors, farm tables, going to GW and finding treasures that others don't find useful value in anymore. My favorite places to shop are Consignment Emporium, Inc. for furniture, The Rescue Mission, and Good Will stores and outlet, all in Winston-Salem, NC.

Thank you to you and the publishers for this gift offer.

CW said...

I would love love love to have this!! Thanks for offering!

Megan Miller said...

Looks like a very inspiring book. What a great give-away!

The Chick said...

My favorite thing to do with my free time is comb the local salvage shop and yard sales looking for anything to repurpose or restore. My favorite find was a section of coat rack from an old school house. It has a number beside each hook and is really unique. We use it by the front door to hang our coats. This is an awesome giveaway :)

The Chick said...

My favorite thing to do with my free time is comb the local salvage shop and yard sales looking for anything to repurpose or restore. My favorite find was a section of coat rack from an old school house. It has a number beside each hook and is really unique. We use it by the front door to hang our coats. This is an awesome giveaway :)

Laura.K said...

I love to recycle and reuse my stuff.
I just paint my old commode to fit with my new bedroom.

Those pictures are so cool. I love that "hotel" bedroom.

Shelley said...

Wow! Great giveaway! I love the idea of this book! Shelley

ejlynn said...

This book is long overdue!!!

la la Lovely said...

What a great giveaway! This book looks super fab!

paula said...

looks like a great book. I am all about re-purposing.

The Bible Family said...

My hubster and I are restoring my great-grandparents home that was built in the 1890's. We are all for re-using, repurposing or restoring everything we can!

Raquelita said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! We're total restore/recycle/repurpose-rs! My husband made me an entertainment center from barnwood lying around in his parents' yard. Our go-to's for storage are multiple antique trunks throughout our house. The 'shelves' in my study are old wine crates. And we actually use our antique fans in the summer!

Brooke said...

This book sounds amazing!I'm really loving the whole repurpose, reuse movement, and giving items a whole new life with a new use. Thanks for the chance--def want to check thi sout regardless.

Email: brookelyn58@gmail.com

Letty said...

Oooh what a great book! Ever since discovering the blogging world, I've become so much more aware of the importance (and affordability!) of repurposing rather than buying something new. I'm much happier now!

karlee said...

I love reusing and repurposing pieces of furniture. I've done everything from an armoire to a dining chair! Great giveaway!

karlee05@hotmail.com

sunniest said...

What a great book! Never seen similar in Russia!

Vintage Jones said...

Love it! I really want to sit down with a cup of tea and just soak in all of the pictures!

emelie said...

the book looks fabulous! i would love to see it up close and personal! i love love love the blog btw....

info: emeliemcgee@gmail.com

derek and brittney said...

what a great book! hope i win:)

emcSquared said...

I love Country Living Magazine! I even recognize a few of the photos from past issues. I love to rcycle furniture. About 99% of my home is furnished from family handme-downs and second-hand stores. It's better that way because each piece has a history!

Thank you for the chance.

em9499 at gmail dot com

Marcsi said...

I would love this book :)
Please enter me
mromvari at gmail dot com
Maria

Amanda @ 24 Maple Lane said...

I'm always trying to find a way to "recycle" old things around the house, but don't always come up with great ideas. I would love a copy of this book.

24maplelane@gmail.com

Natasha said...

I would love to enter this give away if I may! My home is full of restored and antique treasures, my favourite thing being an antique sideboard that used to belong my husband's parents.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

DeePG said...

Perfect to add to my collection of How to Books. With more finds to be redone, this should be very inspiring:>)

denise.gpd@gmail.com

SoMozSal said...

What a great giveaway!! I hope I can add this to my collection of books and get some great ideas!

Lorena Mair said...

What a great book! I love going to garage sales and revamp old stuff or reupholster old furniture! That's my passion! Hope I win for some more inspiration!

Michelle said...

This looks like such a good book!! I need inspiration and this book would give me that!

jessandshelly@gmail.com

Rie said...

I'd love to win this book! I've long admired Randy Florke. We recycle and repurpose constantly around here! Would love more ideas.

dee said...

I'm so blessed to have stumbled upon your blog =] Re-purposing has really been a passion for me, though i live in a city that hardly believes in it. I really hope to encourage that culture too.

JonKinsey said...

I love ur blog.. I have Re-purposed many things in my home.. one of my favorite things i have re-purposed are the things that hold the cling blades on to that fan. My parents had a old fan and it stopped working and they got a new one dad was going to throw all of it away. i was like wait.. i could come up with a way to reuse some of these parts.. and I totally did.. the part that held the blade was metal and were they are curved they made the best curtain hang backs... I was pretty stocked... Ill send u a picture.. I dont have one now.. but they look so pretty.

I also would love the book I love to restore things.. :)

Annás said...

Such a gorgeous giveaway! I love restored things in my house :)I have lots of furniture from the flea market and from my grandparents, too. Sometimes I find pictures and other things on the street... Realy! So I like to have this brilliant book :) Thanks!

Fabulously french said...

What a great book, I would love a copy as I adore recycling old items and breathing life into them once more.

Leeann x

Flick, said...

They are my three fave 'R's! I am a big fan and most of my furniture is recycled! I fix and sell a lot too, which is my passion...
flick-everydaychick.blogspot.com
flick_th@bigpond.com

Cheers, Flick :)

Colleen said...

Thanks for the give-away! I will certainly purchase this book if I am not the winner ... :) I am always repurposing, reusing or recycling. Many pieces in my home have been found in antique shoppes or second hand stores. I love to reupholster and paint. It all began 20 years ago when I trash picked a small server while walking through the streets in Center City Philadelphia after dinner.

Tricia said...

Oh how I would love to have this book. As I sit here and look around, I see an old dining table that turned coffee table that now turned bench. There are the porch posts turned dining table base, and the dresser turned buffet. There is so much more in my house, but there's always room for more. Right?!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Rebecca Stone said...

Ahh! Perfect timing- we just bought a little 1928 bungalow and all these rooms are to die for.

My handy hubby is using old wood from our house to make our kitchen island- and hopefully inlcuding old windows to cover the shelves.

Email is: rebecca.stone627@gmail.com

Jennifer M said...

I'd love this book. Just re-did an old kitchen table.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and have soaked in every page. I have enjoyed it so much and would love to be entered in this giveaway.

Thank You,
Debbie L.

Katie said...

Our kitchen cabinets are these beautiful, quaker made, thick oak cabinets. The 70's brown has to go, but I couldn't imagine tossing such craftsmanship in a landfill. So instead of buying new cabinets, I am repainting them. I am halfway done and would love this book to think up my next project.

Rachel said...

Oh I would love this book! We are living in a 100+ year old farmhouse, so we are slowly, slowly restoring, recyling and repurposing! This book looks like a great read!

Colette said...

Restore.Recycle.Repurpose is the name of the game!!! It is like a treasure hunt searching for just the right piece. On one of my many treasure hunts I came across antique mexican doors with the original hardware....GORGEOUS!!! I turned them into a headboard for my guest bedroom....what a conversation piece. I would luv, luv, luv to have this book on my repurposed coffee table! My conctact information is coletteckettering@gmail.com

Megan B. said...

One of my favorite things to do with my mom is to go "antique-ing" and imagine all the new possibilities for interesting old pieces. I'd love to see the ideas Country Living has!

jill said...

This could give me guidance!

Lila said...

Oh that's awesome. That book would totally get some use at my home. The kitchen island/cart is amazing! I love the wood and the metal together. It makes for a unique piece!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Christine Trebendis said...

I am always looking for ways to reuse what I already own. I have refinished furniture,cabinets,lamps,etc. One of my favorites...I took an old particle board round table top and made a huge clock out of it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a terrific book.

Ashley said...

Ah, love this book, and want it! =) I love how you can make beauty from the old things and how great they are, so much better than new!

ashleydawnsanford@gmail.com

Sara said...

I love the character that comes from restoring! Currently aiming to restore a small dresser to use as a buffet. Would love more inspiration from that beautiful book!

modernchemistry said...

this book looks great. it's so much fun (and so satisfying) to repurpose something in a creative way.

~M^2 said...

I love to restore, recycle and repurpose! The piece we get the most complements on is an really weathered librarians desk that we use in the kitchen as an island. merkrim@gmail.com

erica said...

As we try to restore our 1925 Bungalow, I am a sucker for mixing old and new, feminine and masculine design elements---love the concept of this book and finding ways to reinvent the old.

mary said...

The book looks so pretty and practical thanks for the contest. mary

muralimanohar said...

Would LOVE to win this! :D I reuse, recycle and repurpose ALL the time...zero decorating budget + crafty skills make it a given. :p

Robin Neudorfer said...

My latest first search is now Craigslist. This looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love restored furniture. My favorite are old family pieces! Hope I win. :)
Tammy
tholston3588@att.net

Bonnie said...

It pains me to throw things out. I would love to get this book to help me branch out from currently repurposing bottles and boxes to bigger projects. Thanks for the chance!

Patricia said...

This books like it would be right up my alley. I am a strong believer in the concept of sustainability. I'm the one who drives her friends crazy with suggestions about how objects can be reused. I'd love to add this to my collection.

Chelsea said...

I would LOVE to have this book! I'm big on restored and repurposed items. We recently found an old rickety, rolling file cabinet and restored it to be a side table!

thevintagechair@gmail.com

Beetle said...

This looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for the chance to win! I am learning to restore furniture little by little. So far, I have just worked on small pieces -- a small mirror that I repainted, for example. I think having a book for inspiration would help! thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

T.J. said...

I learned how to refinish furniture from my parents, who taught themselves. And our family loves visiting thrift stores. A book like this would help us to put together our home. thevanandthecart[at]gmail[dot]com

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CL Field said...

I'm always picking stuff up that others have cast off. I try to live by that old adage "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!" I'm always inspired by other people's creative ways to do that.

jt said...

I am 53 - and my goal in life it to learn how to 'restore'...it's never to late!