Friday, October 2, 2009

Trash to Treasure

S: When I was in college I went out to check the mail and spied an old door set out with the neighbor's trash. I walked across the street to take a look and decided it had potential. So I picked up the entire door and carried it into my garage. The door had a decorative metal grate on the front, which I unscrewed from the rest of the door, then returned the door to the neighbor's trash...I wonder if they ever noticed. I gave it a couple of coats of spray paint to hide it's original shiny brass color.

This piece has had many uses, I hung it over my couch in college to separate the living room from the dining room.

Zach and I hung it on the wall in our first apartment, with a painted blue rectangle behind, to add a little color to the all white walls.

Now it's out on the patio of our home.

I wonder what we'll use if for next. It's like the Barbie of home decor, how many careers has that doll had?


  1. Sarah, you amaze me with your chronicling of living space. Taking pictures of every abode is crazy! But come to think of it... I do the same thing.

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