Tanya Memme Shows How to Repurpose Krrb Finds

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Photo: facebook.com

We’ve had the pleasure of Tanya Memme curating our homepage for the past two weeks and she’s left us a great parting gift! After choosing eight items from Krrb, she’s given us ideas on how anyone can repurpose these great finds! So take a look below and try out some of the ideas, or be inspired to come up with a great DIY project of your own. Good luck and happy repurposing

Sam Ferguson Brings Rare and Unusual Vintage Finds to Brooklyn

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Sam Ferguson hams for the camera while hiking. Photo: facebook.com

One of the great things about Krrb is that we bring together a community of all different types of buyers and sellers. This week we got to talk to Sam Ferguson about his hobby turned business venture! And he has no plans to slow down, picking up Knoll Saarinen designer pieces and unusual taxidermy here and there. With one look of the items for sale by Sam, you can tell he has a great eye when it comes to scavenging. Keep reading to find out where he goes locally

Top 5 Goodwill Finds You Can Repurpose

Add these Goodwill staples to your shopping list. Photo: Beneaththemagnolias.com

Add these Goodwill staples to your shopping list. Photo: Beneaththemagnolias.com

Ask anyone who has ever been thrifting and they will tell you that leaving with a cool find is two parts ingenuity and one part luck. Think about all of the items with unlimited potential lurking at your local Goodwill store. So we ask you what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your DIY on and repurpose your untapped creativity. If you don’t know where to begin, check out our list of 5 easy up-cycling projects you can get started on today

Repurpose This! 20 Things You Can Make into a Coffee Table

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Photo: iondesignfurniture.com

Stuff is cool but stuff that used to be other stuff is even cooler! We’re not sure why repurposing objects are so impressive. Maybe it gives you a way to showcase the many creative ways your brain sees the world. Maybe it’s the way to see the potential in each and every object to be more than what it appears. Whatever the reason, we’re excited to bring you this random assortment of objects you can repurpose as a coffee table

In Search Of — Wheels Under $500

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Photo: Wikipedia.com

Welcome to the series “In Search Of”, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the invention that started it all rolling, the wheel! And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Peg!) we’ve kept it to $500 and under

Repurpose — Turn a Cabinet Door into a Serving Tray

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As a part of our recent kitchen remodel, we removed our existing white laminate cabinets and relocated them to our garage. Unfortunately, most of the cabinet doors were so damaged during the demolition that we had to toss them. Word to the wise: Don’t leave your husband alone with a sledgehammer on demo day! However, we managed to salvage this lone little gem and I thought: “Wouldn’t this cabinet door be perfect for a DIY serving tray?

Krrb Curator — TV Host and DIY Master Tanya Memme

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Photo: Tanyamemme.com

Does the name Tanya Memme ring a bell? As the host of the Emmy-nominated shows Sell This House, Sell This House Extreme and Move This House on A&E for 13 seasons (yes, you read that correctly!), it’s hard not to recognize her. You can currently catch her on Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle show, Home and Family. Tanya can DIY just about anything—her creativity, passion and skills are all factors that make her the savvy repurposer that she is

In Search Of — Pendant Lamps Under $2,000

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Photo: Fruni.com

Welcome to the “In Search Of” series where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now!

Today, it’s all about pendant lamps. Do you really hate overhead light when it’s wrapped in such a pretty bow? And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Maya!) we’ve kept it to $2,000 and under

School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

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Do you have fond memories of eating lunch at the cafeteria table? Whether you pined for the square pizza or avoided “Sloppy Joe Wednesday” at all costs, school lunch has evolved a lot since the PB&J standard. We’ve rounded up some great lunch options to keep your kid at the cool table. We’ve also banned the wasteful single use brown bag so this selection is eco-friendly and reusable. School’s about to start so let’s get to it

Back to School — Retro Look at the College Dorm Life

Georgetown College, 1946. Photo: Historyinphotos.blogspot.com

Georgetown College, 1946. Photo: Historyinphotos.blogspot.com

With college move-in day in full swing, we’re getting nostalgic about our own days in college. Decorating our dorm rooms, meeting our roommates, sitting down in that lecture hall. Ahhh, the good old days. It’s so interesting to see how other students decorated their dorm rooms as well, so we compiled this list of our favorite #dormthrowbacks. Even way back when, students still hung up posters and photos of their friends and family. Check out our favorite furnished rooms from every era in the last 110 years

Local Finds — Bright Lyons of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn


When you walk into Bright Lyons on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue, you are immediately inundated with color. Beautiful and bold Mid-Century Modern furniture that mixes surprisingly seamlessly with contemporary paintings, sculptures and fabrics.

From the paintings in the front windows to the design books on the bookshelves, everything in the store is a unique, one-of-a-kind gem. Owner Paul Bright only showcases American Mid-Century pieces from Knoll and George Nelson, so you can be sure that you’re getting only the most high-quality, designer picks. This place sure is bright

37 Money Saving College Life Hacks

Vets head to college after WWII. Photo: envisioningtheamericandream.com

Vets head to college after WWII. Photo: Envisioningtheamericandream.com

College is often touted as being “the best four years” of a person’s life. Sure, it can be tons of fun, but massive debt of an education afterwards isn’t! The cost of a college degree in the U.S. has risen 1,120% in the past 30 years, so saving money in college has never been more important. Here are some penny-pinching tips for your four years so you can stress less, and enjoy more

I Want This — Vintage Gossip Chair

I’ve become an adult who often falls asleep reading my phone in bed. When I wake up, I usually check my emails and social feeds before getting up. It’s a sad state of affairs which is why I’m particular drawn to this vintage gossip chair. Something about a specific seat and place to take your calls and socialize sounds really appealing to me. Limiting my phone usage to one piece of furniture isn’t practical but it might curb my habit of being constantly plugged in.

Listed for $329 in Hellene’s Krrb corner, this vintage telephone gossip chair would look so chic by the front door. I might just take my calls there.

Help Us Host a Kids Book Swap in Your Town!


Krrb held it’s first Kids Book Swap yesterday with the help of A Child Grows in Brooklyn. Kids were invited to swap their used books and educational toys. Parents and children arrived with stacks of gently worn books and toys to exchange. For kids who often outgrow and tire of their books and toys, trading is a great way to update their selection on a budget.

This event is just the start—help us host a Krrb’s Kids Book Swap in your neighborhood! We’ll provide direction, fun bookmarks and signage and help promote your event. Email us at hello@krrb.com to get started

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