If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

But what if it is?  Can you fix it?  Is it worth the DiY?


This rocker was left outside another teacher’s room with a sign saying it was broken.  It looked in good condition, but after sitting in it (not necessarily recommended…  Please don’t risk injury, haha!), I noted that the only flaw was a loose right armrest due to a missing screw.  An extra screw and 30 seconds later, the chair was good as new and sitting in a place of honor in my classroom!  I’d been hoping to have a rocking chair for reading, and now I got it!


Then there was this little table, sturdy and in good condition, but the top was a mess.  Even after cleaning, it was patchy and stained.  My solution?  Paint that tabletop!  Now it’s a great extra addition for the classroom, useful for students to use as a group learning area (also it fits neatly under one of the other tables, storage win!).


What DiY projects have really paid off for you?

One thought on “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  1. Kelley says:

    I love your “nesting tables”! That chair is so cute, especially with that pillow! I am not much of a DIYer. My sister is and I am constantly impressed with her creations. What’s my deal?

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