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?