|Project by Iver||posted 11-06-2014 06:39 PM||1329 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Well the title just about says it..
My girlfriend and I live in the inner city, in a neighborhood without a lot of students etc. So every month a renovation (in Denmark the garbage trucks come about once a month to pick up large trash like furniture etc.) nobody takes the still useful furniture. I sometimes feel obligated to save the wooden pieces.
My girlfriend has now put restrictions on my wood hoarding though; If I can’t use it within the month she throws it away(or at least the stuff i’m not hiding in the back of my closet)
So time was pressing for this old sidetable I found with had cracked legs. Luck just so had it that we needed new shelves. in our livingroom. So i took off the broken legs, removed the old lacquer, sanded it down, sawed the table in half and painted the 2 pieces black. This made a nice contrast on the white walls and the curves from the old tabletops are a quite nice detail.
In order to get a third shelf i did the same to an old coffee table my neighbor threw away( 3rd picture). I used it as a coffee table for a few days before deciding it wa to small and low for our needs.
This project didn’t require much skill, but it did bring a lot of joy. Giving old wood new life and purpose always does..