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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272290

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Personal Items, Home, Furniture, Clothing, household goods, Tools ????

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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272294

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I don't like fast fasion. Bad for the environment. I refurbish drapes and repair things in my home. My taste is shabby chic ( faded luxury ). My garden is not pristine it is full of colour, nooks and crannies, the patio slabs have a moss covered aged look. The garden furniture is upcycled.
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272311

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Aida wrote: I don't like fast fasion. Bad for the environment. I refurbish drapes and repair things in my home. My taste is shabby chic ( faded luxury ). My garden is not pristine it is full of colour, nooks and crannies, the patio slabs have a moss covered aged look. The garden furniture is upcycled.


Sounds like a very warm, comfortable, environment smile.png

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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272318

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It is, but our neighbours are a bit sniffy about our garden, always suggesting we cut trees and bushes down and maybe get the landscape people in. What s cheek !

I refurbished the drawing room curtains from my previous house because the fabric had cost a fortune and I couldn't bear to chuck them out.
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272326

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I’m not much of a fashion or name brand follower. I still tend to be very frugal especially for items that would be used often. I’ll replace worn clothes only if I like a style and If something has become worn, broken I do my best to refurbish, recover, restore repair, repurpose and improvise. If I do replace my decisions are practical purposes.

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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272329

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I inherited lots of family bits and pieces over the years ,which I enjoyed until three years ago.
When it was decided to change everything
We sold pieces on eBay and at local auction house, gave a lot to different charities.
Some 22 pieces of antique furniture ,lots of porcelain, china and mirrors were sold.
We've kept several of our favourites , there’s still some more to sell when we get round to it.
Do I miss it... it’s a BIG no .
It’s was lovely to buy new low maintenance modern furniture , very little wax polishing goes on now .
We did our bit recycling and giving to charity.
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272354

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I replace things like beds, bed linen etc and had a new sofa to better support my back. Other than that I'm not one to constantly buy new things for the house. Got rid of much of the clutter a few years ago, books, ornaments all went and decoration is plain walls that are easy to paint every couple of years. I don't smoke any more so the paint stays cleaner for longer. Clothes are bought on-line from sites that suit my style and I look out for sales to get the best prices.
Having said that, about once every year I will treat myself to something from Jaeger (sale) it was a raincoat last year and I love it. I clear out the wardrobe twice each year - March and September and take any clothes I don't wear any more to charity shops or sometimes sell on ebay. I am not a fashionista - at my age it is more a question of comfort!
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272384

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Rose57 wrote: Personal Items, Home, Furniture, Clothing, household goods, Tools ????

It used to be repair or refurbish, but now it's simply replace.
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272392

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It does depend what item you are talking about but I do tend towards repair/refurbish for most things.

Says the person who has nearly finished redecorating his entire home, with new bed/mattress, armchairs, lights and kitchen. :laugh:
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What’s your style Retro? Repair? Replace? Refurbish? 1 week 4 days ago #3272408

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Where I can I repair things, am able to refurbish a certain amount of stuff if I need to and only replace with new if required.
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