Sunday morning, when Sara and I were walking home with the New York Times, we found this table along the side of the road.
Long time readers of my blog will know my passion for transforming trash into treasure. I love to repurpose potential throw-aways into absolute blow-aways, ultimately recreating garbage into art.
Needless to say, finding this table made me think along these lines and want this week’s posts to be less about words and more about image—all about transforming pretty-much-trash into potential cash.
So sit back as I share some transformations with you—today a table I repurposed when we were still living in Haiti—scrap lumber scavenged after the earthquake came to me as a raw, rough, and unpainted table. With a two foot square top, it sits about a foot off the floor.
After lots of paint and even more found paper, including a map of Hanoi and left-over invitations to a reception with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the table now looks like this:
This week I’ll share photos, both of the newest table’s transformation and of older repurposing projects. I’ll be curious to see which one you like best.
Have you ever repurposed a potential throw-away into something, not only worth saving, but also worth praising?