When I moved into the house where we live now, I inherited an old metal desk/table with a middle drawer. It was in pretty bad shape, but I stored it in my shed to hold the tools that I use once in a while (approximately every hundred years or so.)
Somewhere along the line, about 5 years ago the table/desk ended up being stored outside next to the shed to hold the wood that I use about as often as the tools in the shed. I think I moved it out when I started working out in the shed or something noble like that. Anyway, the table/desk was covered for much of its outside life, until about a year ago. Then the tarp came off and never went back on. The desk/table got rusty. Real rusty.
Last week I had a great idea- why not take the metal table/desk and transform it into a prep table next to my grill. The grill actually gets used 12 months a year… rain, sun, snow, etc… dis is Shee-caw-go. We grill everything, all da time!
Hey, I thought, why not use some of these extra tiles I used on the kitchen and bathroom floors that I have stored away to use sometime in the next millennia. They would make a great table top. And I could use the storage space for the other stuff I may end up using some day (or not).
Guess what?- It’s turning out great! The rustoleum paint looks fine. Rust gone. The tiles are all in place, glued to the plyboard I screwed onto the top. My caulking skills are OK. And best of all… It is so awesome to be able to use it when I BBQ !
There is a God-thought here:
We are His workmanship… Ephesians 4. God takes rusty, discarded, throw-aways like us and turns us into useful works of art for His Kingdom. It may take Him some time (a life time in fact) to re-create us, but the good news is, He never gives up.
I’m heading out to the grill and my new Prep Table.
Being made new,