Yesterday, I went to my ReStore to pick up some gardening supplies. Since summer has finally arrived, I need to get the gear I need! And why should I pay full price at a big-box store when I know I’ll find shovels, fertilizers and other items at a fraction of the price at my ReStore?
I came across some used furniture on my way down the garden supply aisle. As I walk towards my destination, an idea pops into my head. I retrace my steps.
At the end of the aisle, I find a small beige metal filing cabinet. You know, the type you find in most offices with drawers that lock? The cabinet was in pristine condition, with only a few scratches. It was the perfect piece of furniture to round out my gardening project!
You may be thinking, “how can you use a filing cabinet in a gardening project?” Well, you can! I plan to convert it into a storage unit for my BBQ nook! The filing cabinet is the ideal size and made of weather-resistant material, so I’ll be able to store dishes and kitchen utensils in it.
The project is coming together at lightning speed in my head. The very first thing I need to do is head to the hardware store to find some paint to update the cabinet’s look. At the hardware store, I grab some spray paint for metal surfaces. Initially, I thought of painting it black. However, when I saw that the paint came in so many different colours, I had second thoughts. Why not be bold and add a splash of sunshine to this dark corner of my yard? I finally settled on black paint for the cabinet and yellow paint for the drawers!
I headed to the cash register with my new finds, eager to get home and make my project happen! Breathing new life into objects is not only environmentally friendly, it’s also incredibly rewarding!
When I got home, I unpacked my purchases and… oops! I had forgotten to buy a shovel, which was the reason I went to my ReStore in the first place! That’s okay; I’ll go back tomorrow. And who knows what else I’ll find!
Maryse, a savvy shopper