$3 Chair – Garage Sale Upcycle Project

Our family loves garage sales. You can get really good deals on high quality items, if you know how to spot them. During our town’s giant neighborhood wide garage sale, we found a cool little wooden children’s chair that was perfect for my daughter. It was just a little beat up, with the original finish peeling. However, it’s made of solid wood, and it folds up. The seller had a $3 sticker on it. Sold!

Now that warm weather has finally arrived, my daughter and I fixed up the chair for her, making it not only a great DIY project but a father-daughter one to boot. Also, she was able to do most of it hands on, truly making it her own.

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Easy DIY Fix: Broken Light Switch

To my surprise the other day, I went to turn on my living room light switch, and it didn’t work. Well, it kind of worked. The light would turn on when tapped down and then turn off when tapped down again. It didn’t even click up and down anymore.

It was right before my daughter’s nap, so I was about to have a good window to fix it!

After nap commenced, I riffled through some of the old odds and ends in the basement (the treasure trove of abandoned tools), and I found a brand new light switch in the box. Score! I shut off the breaker and went to work.

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