Monday, March 16, 2020

19 People Who Got a Pile of Garbage and Turned It Into Something Worthy

People on our list love to save old and, thanks to the time and dirt, seemingly ruined objects. They’ve learned from their own example that a thick layer of dust and rust can hide nice things that just need some cleaning and a little bit of repair. And these people don’t get easily scared, even with most difficult cases.

We appreciates when things with a history get a second life. Today, you will see what a pile of trash can turn into in good hands, and why you should not rush to throw away dishes that have turned black from soot.

1. “I got this old retro table at a garage sale for $2. It looked like a real Frankenstein, made of cheap wood. I needed 2 days to bring it back to life.”



2. “I restored a Louis Vuitton bag that I bought for $75.”



3. “I still don’t believe that I managed to get the seats that clean.”



4. “I’m over halfway done with restoring this leather sofa. The difference is pretty dramatic, right?”



5. “It was a real challenge to make this old toy look good again.”



6. “I washed the rug that was left behind by the old homeowners. I had no idea the design was this intricate.”



7. “This oven was so dirty that I had to use putty knives and razor blades instead of cleaning products to clean it.”




8. “I bought the exact replica of a vintage Herman Miller Eames lounge chair. I had to work on it a bit, but it looks like new now.”



9. “I bought this silver sugar bowl for $3. This is what it looked like after a good polish.”



10. “I refurbished these Corcoran jump boots.”



11. “My mom wanted to buy a vintage mixer and I found a one that still worked for $5 at a thrift shop. I had to work hard to fix it and give it to my mom for Christmas.”



12. “We’ve just purchased a power washer, and this was our first project. We cleaned our 20-year-old bench.”



13. “I restored a mid-50s highchair that my grandma used with my mother. Now we can give it to my sister, who just had her first baby.”



14. “I just had to soak this pot overnight in detergent made for grills and ovens.”



15. A trash can makeover:



16. “I made a Harry Potter themed dresser for my niece.”



17. “I purchased 3 skillets for $6 in total. Quality cookware was hidden under a thick layer of rust and dirt.”



18. “My copper sink changed its color but I cleaned it with a mild detergent, apple cider vinegar, and a thin layer of toothpaste.”



19. “I knew that I could turn this piece of garbage into a nice thing.”



How do you manage to clean your things if they’re way too dirty? Which time-proven methods do you use?