Saturday, June 2, 2007

Found Treasures

Whenever my husband and I move into a new place (and we move a lot), I'm always eager to see what the previous owners have left behind. There are always a few cans of paint, at least. The oil-based stuff gets sent off to the hazardous waste recycling depot. I keep the latex paint and mix up batches to use in any redecorating that needs doing.

The other stuff can be really amazing - old furniture, sinks...

We're currently living in a commercial building, so the haul this time was better than usual. There was a triple sink that went into my husband's bakery, and some store fixtures, including this wire rack. It served for a time as a bookcase (slightly wobbly). When we re-did our kitchen, I moved it in there to store my mixing/serving/pudding bowls. I find I use them much more when they're out in the open, and having this display rack certainly helps to keep them tidy.

There are treasures all around. Sometimes it's just a matter of knowing where to look.

What's in your basement?


margaret atkinson said... don't wanna know!
i'm afraid, very afraid!
the bowls look lovely.

Barb McMahon and Alan Mailloux said...

Well.... there's a lot of that in my basement, too. But the good stuff more than makes up for it, right?

margaret atkinson said...

i most certainly hope so!