I doubt anyone noticed, but I skipped out on the wrap-up last week. Technically, this is week 21, but hey, who’s counting? 🙂
I discovered a new passion recently- refinishing old furniture. We bought a new dresser from Ikea, so we’re giving our old one back to my Mom. It’s a piece that she bought from a yard sale years ago, and it has about 6 layers of paint and varnish on it now, so I offered to fix it up. She’s been wanting different furniture for her room, and this dresser is perfect for her. It’s required a lot of attention from the orbital sander, but I’ve been enjoying the challenge!
Then my mother found another dresser out by the curb on trash night, so she scooped that up and brought it home. I sanded it down, and now it’s ready for a fresh coat of paint. We also had an old wooden trunk in the basement that we were ready to get rid of, but decided to take the sander to it and see how it turned out. Now it’s going to make an excellent toy box for our daughter, once we get it painted and add new hinges.
There’s a real sense of satisfaction that comes from doing, rather than buying. We could have easily taken these pieces and dumped them out on the curb, but with some effort and attention, they’re practically new. No need to go buy something and spend money. It just takes a little elbow grease and a vision to work with what you already have.
I had another post up on Travel Blue Book this week that I’d love for you to check out:
Recently enjoyed posts by others:
Case Study: Can You Make Money Posting Ads Online? by Alexa at Single Moms Income
Can You be Addicted to Paying Off Debt? by Melanie at Dear Debt
DIY Phone Screen Replacement by Aldo at Million Dollar Ninja
Have a great weekend!