Second Chances: New Uses For A Wacky Room Divider

Second Chances: New Uses For A Wacky Room Divider

Sarah Firshein
Apr 30, 2010

What happens when a for-sale item from Craigslist gets a new lease on life? Here, in a new weekly feature, we find new ways to repurpose one man's trash into our treasure.
This week's find lands us in sunny San Fran, where a lime-green room divider piqued our interest. At six feet high and four feet wide, the piece is particularly, uh, fitting for the last day of Small Spaces Month, with a whole host of applications hidden within those fabulous curves. Consider the following:

  1. Keep it standing upright and drape hangers through the holes. Makes a wild coat rack for an entryway.
  2. If you've got neutral or modern interiors, hang it horizontally against a long, uncluttered wall. The pop of green and the unusual shape turns it into a veritable large-scale artwork.
  3. Fold it so lies flush with the right angles of a bench or a long window seat. Toss in patterned throw pillows with all shades of greens and whites; Schumacher has an eye-popping selection of coordinating geometric prints.
  4. Use it as a modern tatami mat for indoor dinner parties. The surface functions as a trivet and also as a ground cover that guests can sit on.
  5. Hang it on a wall and position wall hooks so they pop through the holes. Create an "anything board" for the foyer—hang purses/accessories, hats, scarves, keys, cotton grocery bags and more.

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