Last February 3, our local council did have a clean-up. Well, we did not know about it. I was not sure if the council missed our mailbox in giving out the notice. So, on the night before the street clean up, we were just surprised to see lots of our neighbor’s unwanted stuff. My husband hurriedly put on his gloves and took out some rotten timber from our garage which he thought can never be useful anymore. If he claims it can’t be used anymore, it’s right because he never throws stuff that can be re-purposed. While he was taking out those timber, I spotted on something good, something that has a potential but obviously considered as RUBBISH by our neighbor. It was a wooden tall boy. Thinking that we will be needing more storage this April since my brother and his family are visiting us for a few weeks, I told my hubby that I wanted to give this tall boy the opportunity to serve once again, this time our family. I can’t see anything wrong with it except for the broken handles which looked like this:
Without any discussion, we both agreed to bring it in our garage..its temporary shelter. Then last Saturday, the 11th of Feb, we finally had a chance to buy some new handles which cost $3.50. Well, we only bought 4 as per suggestion of my DIY manager ( my hubby ) since the rest of the tall boy handles are still pretty functional. It was also him who replaced the handles. It was his suggestion too to place the four new ones in the first 2 drawers ( 2 handles in each drawer ). If you’re wondering, what was my contribution in this project..the idea of getting this tall boy and the choice of the handles..ahaha. This is the appearance now of the simple handle:
Then I also applied my loving touch to the inside ( aha, another contribution of mine). I’ve placed drawer lining with pastel color to create a contrast to the darker outside wood.
Now this tall boy can say again ” at your service Sir/Madame”
Truly, rubbish of someone else can be a gem in your own home!