We are renting a home and out in the back yard is a pile of wood scraps and junk. So I decided to rumage through it and see what I could find and low and behold I found this--an awesome wooden tool box. It was covered in mud and leaves. I brought it inside and cleaned it up, put a new coat of stain on it and looky there, it became a new place to store books! I love it!
It has taught me to never pass up something that is old and worn out. You never know, if you just put a little thinking and elbow grease into it you've got yourself something useful and great!