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Re-purposing Your Storage Finds

Here at Brooksville StoreRight Self Storage, we will be having our lien sale next week (1/23/18 @ 9:30 am) and our Spring Yard Sale on 3/10/18 @8 am, so I thought it might be fun to look at some simple ideas for re-purposing those items that have you thinking it might be dumpster time. Depending on your skill level and the amount of time and money you want to put into a project, you can find literally hundreds of ideas on the internet. You can turn dressers into TV stands, headboards into benches, coffee tables into ottomans, I even turned an old console TV into a dog bed. Let your imagination run wild and don’t let a piece’s original purpose limit what you do with your piece.
My personal skill level is pretty basic: hammer, screw driver, sandpaper and paint. So for this blog, I thought it would be safe to stay at a fairly basic level.
So, you bought a storage unit at the Brooksville StoreRight auction; there are some items you could sell, maybe a few you’d like to keep and then there’s the picture frame or mirror that is a shade of brown only seen in used baby diapers. Before you pitch it, take another look. With a couple of coats of off white chalk paint, maybe a light rub of dark brown to bring out the details, you might have a pretty frame for a picture or print. Or, you could cover the backing with a pretty fabric and use dry erase markers on the glass for a message board; maybe replace the backing with sheet metal (wear gloves this stuff is sharp) and make it a magnet board. You could also lay the piece flat, drill a couple of holes on opposite sides of the frame, attach a couple of cabinet door handles and use it as a serving tray. The choice is yours.
As for my dog bed? Literally the worst part of the project was removing the “guts”, there must have been fifty pounds of screws holding the tubes, speakers and other unidentifiable parts in place. After that it was just sand and paint, add a piece of foam for the mattress and cover that with some flannel and my fur babies sleep comfy every night.

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