Good morning! I’m slowly getting into a routine in this New Year, and so far that means early morning posts!
My next hurdle is to figure out the best time to take pictures. I leave for work and arrive home in the dark. Hmm…
Two of my children have taken photography classes in school. Hmm again…it might be time to hire some child labor.
Anyway…I’m so glad that you put up with my rambling. I know you’re sitting there wondering, “isn’t the title of the posts “Trash to Treasure”? Where’s the treasure??
Okay, okay. I’ll get to it.
So…the theme of my 2013 Home Goals is to add more function and character to my built in 2000 tract home. One of the best ways to do that is to add architectural pieces and old elements from the homes of our pasts.
Like old doors, for example.
This bench made from an old door would add history and character and age to a newer home, or that newer home’s outdoor space which might be sadly in need of some character, like mine.
I’ve heard that some people have that problem. Ahem.
Using doors as headboards has caught on as a popular idea, and I am in love with this casual and rustic take.
I used a door for a headboard in our master bedroom, but it’s not old. The only history behind this door is that it spent time dividing our mudroom from the rest of the house until it got in the way so we took it down, painted it, and hung it on the wall in the bedroom. That’s just not the same, is it?
Let’s talk. Any owners of newer homes out there with ideas to add some character and history?
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