For those of you who are new to my blog I will give a brief summary: my Mom is a hoarder, so I started a blog and a business to fix up the garage full of stuff I inherited. My Mom has many amazing qualities. I love my Mom. She just isn’t the best house keeper. A year ago, she finally said: “Enough! All of this stuff needs to go! It’s overwhelming!!!” She told us she would rather see us enjoy it while she was alive and to divide it up and take what we wanted. My siblings and I rescued or got rid of decades worth of stuff from her home to help her fix her house up to sell. It was a tremendous blessing but emotionally painful for everyone involved and a tremendous amount of work. Unfortunately, my siblings and I did not have the staff of the show Hoarders to help. It’s been a process and we still have a very, very long way to go. When sorting through stuff at my Mom’s items often fall into three categories:
1.) Beyond repair or trash. It needs to be thrown out and probably should have been thrown out
a decade decades ago. She is incredibly sentimental and has a hard time letting stuff go. Which is why the house is packed to the gills.
2.) Needing repair but salvageable. This is the most emotionally painful. It is usually something of (former) beauty or (former) value and was neglected to the point of needing to be fixed or putting it out of its misery. I am the one that usually winds up with these items. My brother and sister know my knack for painting and re-purposing. If we can save it we will.
3.) In the original packaging because she bought it and never used it or lost it in the house. Usually when these items are found you feel like you won the lottery. I have been known to openly weep for joy upon finding such items. I have issues.
These frames came from my Mom’s house. Thankfully, these frames fell into the latter category. Admittedly, they could be used in their current state but they were a little two formal for me. So I decided to paint them and make them “Junky”. These definitely fall into the “sell” category.