Repurposing is all the rage, but sometimes itís hard to envision a new use for an old object. Rebecca Proctor supplies the inspiration in Recycled Home: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials.

The book contains 50 projects, some using common materials such as old newspapers and fabric scraps and others using such flea-market finds as printing blocks and cafe chairs. Among the projects are a Shaker peg rail made from scrap wood, a childís play mat crafted from old fabric and a towel ladder made from driftwood.

Proctor supplies the instructions, but she encourages readers to use the projects as starting points for their own ideas.

Recycled Home is published by Laurence King Publishing and sells for $19.95 in softcover.

ó Mary Beth Breckenridge