Friday, October 14, 2011

day 14: ugly chair transformation & seeing potential {31 days of thrifting}

My husband thought I was more than a little crazy for bringing home two of these hideous dining chairs:


but he was amazed when my $11 chairs turned into this:


Ah, spray paint and a piece of fabric can do wonders!

Now you’re probably thinking I’m crazy for having a white fabric dining seat with four kids {and I would agree with you}… don’t worry, it’s covered in plastic!

I was teased by my dad and brother that I’m turning into Ma on Everybody Loves Raymond, but hey, I can take it- I get pretty dining chairs and no stains! :P

thrifting tip #10:

don’t be afraid of ugly.

There is so much potential just waiting for you at the thrift store. You won’t always see exactly you were looking for, but if you can use your imagination a little you can see a whole new world of opportunity.

So many things are dirt cheap at the thrift store because they are ugly or broken. And no one wants ugly or broken, even at a low price.

But with a little paint, a quick fix, or even just a good cleaning- you can take someone else’s trash and transform it into your treasure.

So the question is, can you see potential in the ugly and broken? :)

{oh, I can’t stop thinking about how Jesus sees the potential in the ugly and broken! Oh the love of our Lord who gives love to the unworthy, who gives value to the worthless. I’m so thankful our value is found in Him and in nothing else! So much love- so undeserved. He is the only thing that really matters in this life.}

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