repurpose (third-person singular simple present repurposes, present participle repurposing, simple past and past participle repurposed)
1. To reuse for a different purpose, on a long-term basis, without alteration.
2. To alter to make more suited for a different purpose.
Finding a new use for old things. This is not a new word in the dictionary; however it has become very popular as of late. Repurpose is a term I use often in my business. When I first enter a home I take a moment to look at all the possibilities. Essentially ways to sell the unsellable. An old rusty tool box becomes a painted shabby chic flower container or an old door becomes a great table or gate for a fence. Who says an old tire is just a piece of rubber? I visualize a brightly painted tomato planter. Using vintage luggage and some glue creates a fantastic coffee table.
As owner of Graceful Changes Estate Sales I spend countless hours researching ideas and finding ways to think outside of the box when it comes to selling items in one of our sales. I encourage each one of my team members to use their creativity when helping shoppers visualize the value of a simple overlooked thing. Often people will walk right past a potentially unique treasure, however with a little coaching from us, the possibilities are endless.
What better way to honor someone’s left behind or unwanted items? With a little imagination and spray some paint you can create a fun addition to your home or garden.