Last year I created this sign our of wood salvaged from a broken dresser.
The dresser cost me a whoppin' $5 and I sold all the
drawers that were in it, but I was left with the pretty
piece of wood from the bottom of the dresser,
which was perfect for creating a sign.
It's been sitting in a corner, unhung, ever since we moved
into our new house last fall, because I didn't want to hang
any kitchen decor I knew I'd have to turn around and take down
when we remodeled the room. We're about halfway done
with the remodel, so I got the sign out the other day, trying
to decide where I could put it.
In our old house, I had some
built-in shelves that held some of my milk bottles and the sign
hung over that, but I have less wall space for decor in this kitchen,
so I put it back down, thinking I may not be able to use it in my kitchen after all.
Later that day, I asked my youngest son to sand the top
of an antique accent table that I planned to list in my shop.
After he finished, he was carrying it and dropped it and
a small section of the table top split off.
You can see in this photo that the bottom edge is now flat...
that's where the missing piece was.
My son brought me the piece that split off,
and I listed the larger part in my shop (which has since sold).
Later on, I was looking at that piece and realized it was about
the same size as my dairy sign and my mental wheels started turning.
I added the broken piece from the table to the top of my
dairy sign and now I have a shelf to hold my milk bottles!
The accent table was broken also, so I sold
the legs and used another decorative piece off of it in another part of my kitchen
(which I'll show you later when the kitchen is complete),
so I really feel like I milked both the dresser and the accent
table for all they were worth.
I love finding uses for broken "junk", don't you?
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