“We don’t throw away things, and we don’t throw away people.” That’s the philosophy that drives Mark McCullough of Open Hands Gallery in Boaz, West Virginia. McCullough directs the gallery, which opened in April 2011 as part of the Mentor Network/REM Community Options, providing a place for those with disabilities to express their creativity and foster their self-worth through problem solving and employment.
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Bankers are “numbers people,” but Liz McGill-Bleakley of St. Marys, West Virginia, also has a creative side that led to a stress-relieving hobby – refurbishing furniture. “I have been banking for 34 years,” Liz explains. “Painting furniture started by accident. I had seen some items in catalogs that I liked, but didn’t want to pay big money for them. I thought, ‘I can do that!’”
In this upcycle project, we had the opportunity to bring in a jewelry armoire from one of our Woodcraft marketing team members, Lori Haught. Lori decided rather than putting this in her Spring yard sale, why not refurbish it and give her bedroom decor an added useful piece to match other items therein. So, it was off to the Woodcraft product development department for a plan of action!
Refurbishing, restoring, and upcycling your furniture can be creative, fun and leave you with an exhilarating feeling that you did it yourself with just about any piece of wooden furniture you may own. What better time to give your furniture and other home items a new refreshing look. Amaze your friends this holiday season or anytime with a home makeover that will leave you with the question, “Why did I wait so long?”