6. Reuse, Refinish, Reupholster

If your furniture is looking tired, consider giving your wood pieces new life with a professional paint job.  And for your sofa or chairs, how about some fresh, organic cotton slip-covers or new fabric with recycled content.  For example, the Kravet Green Collection (www.kravetgreen.com) of fabrics is made of 100% recycled polyester and is not treated with additional chemicals.  And after years of use these fabrics can be recycled again.