When renovating homes, we find someone else’s trash becomes our treasure. As I reflect on my life, I try to think about what I might be taking for granted that really is a gift, a treasure. It can be so easy to lose sight of life’s simple pleasures.
Started working on a new closet door today. I forgot to take a true "before" shot-- this one is after I removed the old rusty butler door hardware; removed a broken quarter-inch trim piece nailed to the top; and, cut the bottom of the door down to make its total height 82" (bottom was notched out for hardware anyway). I was going to just sand and paint, but the graining was too pretty to cover up. I'm gonna try to stain it to match the floors instead. 💗
Trash to treasure/Chair facelift! This is my father in law’s mom’s chair that had been stored away for years. I begged him to have it, so he gave it to me. To start I had my kids help me take off all the upholstery and guts. Oh, But first it was saturated with bug spray because there were a bunch of insects and bug eggs in it. Yuck 🤢 My kids ended up finding a 1916 penny in it worth $100, score! Next I pulled all the upholstery nails out and painted it a really light grey. Then it was off to my trusted handy upholstery guy to give it a new life. Great accent chair project! #trashtotreasure#accentchair#refurbishedfurniture#upholstery#flippingfurniture