My mum sent me a Craigslist posting last night. This is not unusual, because she likes to find fanciful chickens, cute ponies and vintage armoires that need to be dreamed about, if not actually adopted into my home. What was new about this CL item was that instead of being a thing it was an idea or perhaps a possible thing. A DIY suggestion.
Calling all ugly old TV entertainment units: be transformed! Does your nursery require a wardrobe? Does your preschooler want a play kitchen? Does your entryway need a storage console? Voilà!
I think this is one of the most compelling examples of the Three Rs. Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle. How many times have I passed a discarded lump of a 1980s entertainment stand on the side of the road? Ugly, oversized, seemingly useless and certainly unwanted; yet a diamond in the rough.