There is nothing like the rewarding feeling when you have worked hard and made something g beautiful.
Recently, I got a chest of drawers from a pay it forward site. I actually passed on a bundle of clothing, so the site works well and really makes you think about what you have in your home and could anything you have in your home get better use by someone else…..anyway…
This chest of drawers was a little worse for ware, with many scratches and it looked loved , that’s for sure, but also looked like it could use a little more love.
So, sanding back and beeswaxing made this a little beauty. The woman that we picked it up off actually told me that it used to be her mothers, and this lady was a tad older than me, so we are talking beautiful vintage chest of drawers. I feel so lucky to have these now sitting in my bedroom.
It’s amazing what a little hard work can do.
And not a cent was exchanged, nor anything thrown out. Yippee!!!
Recycle and reuse.
Saving the planet one little step at a time.
Until next time.
Lots of it.
It certainly isn’t this perfectly clean at the moment, with the sewing machine out, dishes in the sink, piles of books and schoolwork in various spots and punnets of seedlings on the bench ready for planting tomorrow, but it’s underneath all of that mess…lol….
Building a home is a process. I have literally painted the main living areas every 1 to 2 years, and we have been in this house for almost 18 years. Yep, that’s many coats of paint. I get bored with colour easily, so now white is the prominent colour, as it’s easy to change the decorator items as opposed to changing the wall colour…plus, I am getting older and I ache so much after a days painting. White is easy.
We don’t have expensive furniture in our home. Infact, most of it is IKEA stuff, which I love because with six kids , it doesn’t really matter how much you pay for stuff, it all falls apart and do ant last that long anyway. Even our kitchen is IKEA. It’s been in for three years and it’s still not finished. One day we will get there.
We still have no skirting boards in most of the living area too. All this takes time, especially if you are not that handy, and in our family’s world, these problems aren’t the biggies. In our lives, life happens. Tough years have been had by our family, and dealing with health, and death, and life, always comes before putting on skirting boards, or painting the ceiling.
So, here is our home, when it’s looking it’s best even if it is unfinished…I do have big plans though….
Until next time
Lots of it