Rubbish or Gem?


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:

 and the  inside likewise needs some TLC

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!


About littleprince68

Passionate about motivating and inspiring people to achieve their potentials to the fullest. A graduate of B.S. Medical Technology and Master of Arts in Guidance and Counselling. Taught for 15 years and served as Guidance Counselor for 5 years in a University in the Philippines. Migrated in Australia in 2005 with her husband and son. She continues to strive to be the best that she can be and hopes that by writing her everyday experiences, struggles and challenges, other people will be inspired to keep going and aspire to continually grow, improve and transform every aspect of their lives at its best

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