I admit it. I go to GREAT lengths to spend very little on DIY.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE to shop for new things and appreciate good quality. And I’d love nothing more to win a shopping spree and buy all of my heart’s desires… rustic style of course.
But I will always hold a special fondness for digging through dirty boxes and
ditches odd places for my treasures.
You know it, Dr. Phil!
(thanks Leo of Blueblood Originals for the fabulous pic!)
Then there was the time I landed these cool casters. I actually found a small bucket full of all different sizes, so I was pretty thrilled when they worked out really well on my old trunk ottoman! Old marries old!
Turns out, those old crusty castors were scratching our hardwood floor. The wheels would simply twist the opposite way you wanted them to and SCREEEEEEEEEEEEE….. my poor son didn’t relax his poor tired feet on that ottoman as is for even a moment.
In this case, it just made sense to go new. I chose castors from the local hardware store at a round $5 a pop, that had ball bearings in all four, so it could spin circles with the simple push of one finger.
That’s the key, did you know that? Look for those ball bearings and you’ll have that trunk floating over
piled high laundry rugs! Oh my goodness, this thing has sprouted wings!
You heard it here first. When new casters for a trunk win over vintage rust! Sometimes new is just better.
But for some things, I reserve the right to think otherwise.
Old vs. new… what’s your preference?