Would you like to share Before and After photos from a creative reuse project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send the photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

A bit of green goes a long way and we’re not talking about the plant! (Although that’s lovely, too.) A Forklift Fan got this tiger artwork and a pair of beautiful chinoiserie pendant lights at Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse! “Love saving things from landfills via Community Forklift so thanks for all you guys do,” they said. And thank YOU for supporting our reuse warehouse! Photo by @district_runway (Instagram)

We have a so many orphan light shades here at the reuse warehouse, and a Forklift Fan found a fantastic way to repurpose one! Using the industrial light shade (frosted to prevent glare), a slab of live edge wood, and a lighting kit with a replaceable LED bulb resulted in this cool little desk lamp. What a bright idea! Photo by Patrick Calder (Facebook)

These photos get both a “yay” and a “neigh”! A Forklift Fan found this bust of a horse for a steal at our reuse warehouse and carefully transported it to its new home. Thanks for helping save reusable materials from the landfill and giving them a new lease on life! Photo by @district_runway (Instagram)

When Mark at MCH Furniture Restoration found this Mid Century dresser in our reuse warehouse, it didn’t have a leg to stand on — literally! He added some artful legs, repaired the damaged top, and revealed the walnut wood grain hiding behind the faded finish. A beautiful transformation! Photo by @MCH.furniturerestoration (Instagram)

“Flexibility” is the word of the day for this “before and after” post! A Forklift Fan found this two-piece antique cabinet in our reuse warehouse and the bottom portion fit her TV wall perfectly. They repurposed the top hutch portion of the cabinet with a new base in a separate space. A reuse two-in-one! Photo by @hill_queen_1895 (Instagram)

Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.