My husband and I started our family shortly after graduating from university, so there was never really a time when we had extra money for things like interior decorating. Our apartments were decorated with hand-me-down furniture gathered from generous family and friends, and we were totally fine with that.
Years later, with the advent of Freecycle and Craigslist, we gradually started swapping out certain pieces for others that worked better in the spaces we happened to be in at the time. Living off one income in order to home school (in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world) makes you creative when it comes to making a home, so we quickly learned how to restore and repair furniture that nobody else wanted, using our sweat equity to turn other people’s cast-offs into treasured pieces.
In this post, I share a furniture restoration hack that’s so safe, you can use it on your salad! 🥗