Sunday, April 11, 2010

The $4.00 Difference

We remodeled 3 years ago, and Lee removed this wood burning stove from our fireplace. It didn't look this bad when we took it out, but it was a heavy beast! Not sure how he even pulled it out of the house by himself, but he was too proud and independent to ask for help. But there it sat, on the patio for 3 years, collecting dust, rusting, the cord disintegrated in the elements. Now that I am ready for it to go, I just want it gone. So I called around, trying to find someone who would haul it off. I would even be willing to pay someone to have it gone. But no, Lee thinks we can sell it. Sell this piece of rusted junk? I say, "No way!"

He looks through his stash of electronics, cords and what not and finds a perfectly good cord. Replaces the old one, goes to Home Depot and buys a $4.00 can of Rustoleum High Heat paint, and I go to town painting.

Okay, now I think we may be able to sell this beast! I posted it on Craigslist and had 4 interested buyers within minutes. Someone is coming to take a looksy tomorrow. We may be saying good bye to the beast... turned beauty! What a difference $4.00 can make.


Burk Family said...

I just redid our coffee table for $10. I have been wanting to do it for years and finally just did it and have no idea why i didn't do it earlier. I've been such a bad blogger lately. I'm glad you updated yours! (p.s. Happy belated B-day!)

Louise said...

What a difference!

Kate said...

one man's trash is another man's treasure