This afternoon I ran an errand and I happened upon a child sized pink piano in a bulk trash pile. I knocked on the front door to verify that it was trash. Indeed! One leg was broken and the boys and I replaced them with ikea furniture legs we had in the garage. It still needs some fresh paint and whitening on a few keys. Any suggestions on how to de-yellow those keys?
THRIFT FOR THOUGHT:
The majority of our income, after mortgage/utilities, we spend on groceries. I try to buy mostly organic meat, dairy, and produce. Our snack cupboard is filled with Trader Joe brands. I shop healthy, but am not on some mission to keep the kids process food free. I embrace Costco hot dogs and pizza like it is a requirement when shopping at the store.
However, the hefty grocery bill I use to justify my reasons as to why I love turning trash into treasure. I think paying full price for furniture might actually kill me.
I have two Anthropologie gift cards burning a hole in my pocket. It is my favorite store, but I am afraid, the moment I use the gift cards, I will find the item used or learn how to make it myself. Yes, I rob ideas from Anthropologie. Etsy your not safe from my idea stealing either.
I actually prefer the term "borrowing" when using a found idea. I harbor no guilt on the matter because I won't ever sell the borrowed concept. Although, "stealing" seems more honest when I am swimming in compliments upon the completed project.