Back in the Day
When I was 10 years old, I snuck into the garage and pulled out an old wooden desk chair. Sitting vacant and idle for years, I asked my mom if I could have it. Sure. Do what you want with it.
I found a pint of matte white wall paint, tubes of pink and mint green acrylic paint and an old butterfly stencil. I set to work. When all was done, I had a new white chair with pink and mint green spindles and a matching butterfly on the back. I remember quite vividly my mother coming into my room and hardly recognizing the old chair. And then she said, “Wow. You could sell that.” Thus was the start of my repurposing life.
All Grown Up
Now I’m all grown up with a teaching career, a biking habit and an unhealthy obsession with aesthetics. Still with me, however, is the love of incorporating the old with the new, finding ways to bring life to what was cast aside and repurposing what was otherwise dumpster fodder.
I’m hoping that I can provide inspiration for reimagining the world around us, and with a few tips and tricks, help you create your repurposed abode.