A few months ago—before my summer house guests arrived—this interesting cupboard (above) served as a storage place for books, and a kind of room divider in my office.
But once the house guests arrived, it took up too much room, so it went into my garage, where it then served as a place for book donations…before they went on the next part of their journey (library, etc.)
Last week, I finally emptied this shelf and one other…and there it sat, looking lost and as if it no longer had a purpose.
And then my daughter arrived…to bring back one of my suitcases she had borrowed…and she eyeballed the empty bookcase. She and I have very different ideas about books and shelves, but we agree on “re-purposing” items, and I could tell by the look in her eye that she had a plan.
She asked if she could have it…and then, when I agreed, she loaded it into her car. It would be taking up residence in her sun room/den…as, wait for it! An entertainment center.
Next time I’m at her home, I will take a snapshot of it in its new life.
Meanwhile, I happily enjoy my new office space…and the purging is on hold for a while.
My thoughts are on the upcoming holidays.
Do you enjoy finding new uses for old favorites?