Go Green: Turn your trash into treasure

July 22, 2008 6:16:36 AM PDT
Design on a Dime's Kelly Edwards has some easy ways to save money, spruce up your home, and go green. ORIGINAL ITEM: Bookcase ($20.00) available at the Brown Elephant Resale Shop
  • Behr Mosaic Tile Paint ($11.98) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Nail-heads ($14.99) available at Joann Fabric Store (2639 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60647)
ORIGINAL ITEM: Coffee table ($15.00) available at the Brown Elephant Resale Shop
  • Corner Blocks ($13.57) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Graces Pattern Paper ($2.47) available at Blick Art Materials (42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603)
  • White Paint ($11.98) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Knob ($2.57) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Plexi Glass ($7.97) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
ORIGINAL ITEM: Armoire ($40.00) available at the Brown Elephant Resale Shop
  • MDF ($19.57) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Drawer Sliders ($13.48) available at the Home Depot (232 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622)
  • Foam Core ($3.59) available at Blick Art Materials (42 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603)
  • Red w/ beige stripe fabric ($2.79 per yard) available at Joann Fabric Store (2639 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60647)
About Kelly Edwards:

Kelly Edwards is the co-host and design coordinator for the hit television show DESIGN ON A DIME. The HGTV star offers dwellers with decorating dilemmas distinctive design tips, bargain-decorating projects, and total home makeover transformations inspired by personal style and popular trends. Kelly is well known for her knack in repurposing everyday items into extraordinary collectible, refurbishing unique home accessories, and crafting recipes for creative cleaning solutions. Most recently Kelly has been seen on THE TYRA BANKS SHOW, in the pages of national magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Midwest Living, and deemed over the airwaves as the "MacGyver of Design," thanks to her amazing ability to turn a simple space into an innovative interior with only a $1,000 budget. Not just another designing diva, this former teen beauty queen is also a do-it-yourself darling with a passion for all things self-created from fabrics to fashions to foods. For more information on Kelly Edwards, please visit http://www.kellyedwardsinc.com.

About Howard Brown/Brown Elephant Resale Shops

Howard Brown Health Center is one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare organizations. Through health, wellness, social service and research programs, Howard Brown cares for more than 20,000 adult and youth clients annually. In support of its mission, Howard Brown operates the three Brown Elephant Resale Shops--the flagship store in Lakeview at 3651 N. Halsted, Andersonville at 5401 N. Clark and in Oak Park at 217 Harrison. All stores are open 7 days a week from 11-6. Donations are accepted at each store (you can even donate your car)! Learn more at http://www.howardbrown.org.


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