Building & Renovating

RL Picks: Recycling Vintage Pieces

Learn how to reuse your old furniture with these must-reads


Thinking of revamping a vintage piece that you’ve had for years? Liven up your space by adding innovative projects that you made on your own. Let these two books spark your creativity.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

On styling vintage arrangements

Vintage Home: Stylish Ideas and Over 50 Projects from Furniture to Decorating by Sarah Moore

In this book, see how author and designer Sarah Moore showcases 50 fresh projects – covering each room and every detail of any home. From unique ideas for dining and clever storage tips, this read is your go-to guide when it comes to achieving an authentic vintage style.

P1,445, National Bookstore

On working with what you already have

Visual Contrast: The Art of Display and Arrangement by Tim Rundle

Get started on your well-designed place by knowing how to work with what you already have. In this book, designer Timothy Rundle tackles the art of Visual Contrast and how it works together with essential tools in designing such as shape, color, placement, and personality. It also features different ideas to show how the same piece of furniture can be updated with different looks.

P1,275, Powerbooks

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