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redrawnroom redrawnpillow The best way to be green is to reuse things. But let's face it -- sometimes you just haven't got what you need. Secondhand stores are a fabulous source of goods, and it's likely there's one near you. In my neighbourhood, two great stores are Redrawn and The Elegant Garage Sale. Redrawn specializes in draperies, rugs, cushions and linens and is a veritable treasure trove of colourful goodies (pictured above). The high-quality offerings often include items from houses such as Brunschwig & Fils and Pierre Frey, Blanquettes (super-soft blankets) from Yumi and Laurie (previously posted about on Natural Chic!) and -- for die-hard greenies -- an eco-friendly line of fabrics from Seattle-based O Ecotextiles. The Elegant Garage Sale is well on its way to being made famous by Samantha Pynn, style editor of Style at Home and host of HGTV's "Pure Design." She features furniture finds from the store on almost every episode of her show; each piece has been made over by her team and looks absolutely incredible! Along with furniture, the store also features small accessories and artwork. As with any consignment shop, you need to go often to score real finds, and you need to look beyond a piece's existing upholstery/colour/condition for the most part to see what it can become. But that's the thrill of the makeover! Happy hunting! Redrawn, 616 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto, 416-487-1030; www.redrawn.ca The Elegant Garage Sale, 1588 Bayview Ave., Toronto, 416-322-9744
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