Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Pride of Renovation and Restoration
Building something with your own two hands will always give you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Whether you are building something new from scratch, or putting the polish on something worn, weathered and cherished, the final product glows with a new light and instills pride in its maker.
Of course, building or working on something gives us all a good feeling of accomplishment, but nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you take something old and worn down -- but loved -- and bring back the luster it once had, giving it renewed life. This can refer to a number of things: old furniture, antiques, masonry, or houses and buildings.
Many professionals in the construction field at some point in their careers discover the joys of home renovation. Some of those professionals become eternally devoted to the craft and specialize only in renovation and restoration for the rest of their lives; this shows just how powerful a sense of pride can be received from the work.
What can be taken away from this is a simple lesson:
"Creating something is a powerful act, but making something last is ethereal."