There are times when furniture loses touch with modern trends. In times like these, there is a temptation to discard it and forget about it.
And there are those instances when you find it difficult to let go a piece of furniture because it invokes some memories.
These situations have seen people struggling to keep a home presentable while keeping pieces of furniture belonging to different generations.
But, as I have said times without number, DIY techniques will always show the way in helping us scratching gold from waste.
Imagine if you have an old rickety bed, but you do not have a bookshelf, why not dismantle the bed and present the planks to a carpenter.
You will benefit in several ways, the carpenter will likely take a shorter period to complete your job because he will not wait for the wood to lose moisture and you will only pay the carpenter for labour and a few nails, and possibly vanish.
Our environment will also benefit because no new trees will be cut, thereby making your contribution to the quest for a greener Malawi.
The other way to re-use your furniture is to critically look at the furniture before discarding it. You may discover that the piece of furniture just needs some touch ups.
If the piece of furniture has some scratches, you may just apply some wood filler, wait for it to dry and then smoothen it with sandpaper and apply vanish or paint depending on your preference.
In the event that the piece of furniture is shaky, check if it was joined by screws. If that is the case, you may use a screw driver to fasten it. This simple task may help you add a few more years to your furniture.
Wishing you dear reader a week full of activity while bearing in mind that if you want it perfectly done, do it yourself.