Probably the easiest ideas are finding interesting and sometimes large pieces of salvaged architectural elements and simply cleaning them up and displaying them in your home. I really hope these DIY projects have given you some ideas for your home and got those creative juices going. Add some decorative lettering by one of my long time employees, Karen, and a couple salvaged hardware finger lifts turned upside down so they can hang their coats or bags and you’ve got a salvaged window message center! I didn’t have a lot of time to do a big project at the time, but remembering Mark’s mid-century table legs I had a thought. As such, they would have welcomed developments in third-quarter earnings in October, when UPS demonstrated margin expansion in all three segments, a trend of reducing its cost per piece, and an increase in full-year 2019 FCF guidance on the back of reduced capex requirements.
Cautious investors probably adopted a “wait and see” to affairs, patiently waiting until UPS started dialing back capex spending and demonstrated it could reduce costs and expand margin accordingly. In fact, fourth-quarter and full-year profit both rose because of margin improvements driven by lower fixed costs, lower raw material costs, and a shift in sales to higher-margin coatings sales. Trading on a forward P/E ratio of around 12 times earnings and a current-price-to-FCF multiple only a little above that, paintings and coatings company Axalta is a cheap stock on a superficial basis. We even went a little overboard and added a pin board on the backside should they ever decide the chalkboard was not their style it’s a reversible piece of salvaged decor. You just have to drill a hole in the cork and glue a dowel into the center then glue that same dowel with a little Gorilla Glue 5-minute epoxy into your doorknob. It can be as easy as getting a great deal on a piece of furniture at the local antique fair, but to create the truly eye-catching conversation pieces it requires re-thinking the materials you have into something unique and special. Usually I’m showing you how to restore your old house, but sometimes I like to get creative and reuse some of the myriad of leftover building materials I come across as a restoration contractor.
Just pair them with an old piece of wood and you’re done. Look for a piece that interests you and try to find a creative and different way of using it. Just because a piece of furniture, from a bed frame to an end table, is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s a great deal. I thought what better way than to grab a salvaged 2-lite window sash and swap out the glass for some masonite that I then painted with chalkboard paint. I washed the dirt off the wood with a garden hose and scrub brush then sanded it enough to smooth out the roughness but keep as much patina (patina is my favorite color after all!) and then added four coats of my special wood finish and left it dry. Headboards, tables, room dividers, anything you can think of can work, especially since there is so much variety in the sizes of doors. There are lots of wine stopper options out there. The bad news out of the way, it’s a good idea to put some context around Axalta’s prospects. First, the results weren’t that bad. He had the simple idea to refinish the door and then add some hairpin legs he also salvaged.
Today, I wanted to give you some inspiration for your old home with these 5 DIY projects using salvaged items. Old glass door knobs are beautiful to me and the different colors and varieties are amazing. It may not be a table you need, but old doors are awesome for almost any project! I found an old structural wood beam in my shop and decided I needed to display it somewhere in my offices. The natural patina that wood gets as it ages gives it such a rich look that it makes almost any project feel warm and inviting. I have three points that should make investors feel more bullish. You don’t have to use actual cork if you don’t want to. Cruze. “And don’t forget to save all of the gift bags and bows you receive during the holidays to save money next year!” Find out 12 more workshop supplies you should have been buying from the dollar store all along. My friend Mark made this mid-century coffee table out of a small door we found on a train station project.
The spending is largely intended to improve UPS’s service to the small and medium-size business market and support future growth. Finally, UPS FCF guidance of $4.3 billion to $4.7 billion puts the stock on a forward-price-to-FCF multiple of 17.3 times and a dividend yield of 4.5%. If you don’t believe that the coronavirus will significantly impact growth in 2020, then UPS is looking like a very good value. Cruze. “You’re better off buying batteries in bulk at warehouse stores like Costco.” These are the Kirkland products you should always buy at Costco. However, stocks are often cheap for a reason, and in this case investors are holding off buying Axalta because of its exposure to automotive and trucking original equipment manufacturing in its transportation coatings segment and its general industrial exposure in its performance coatings segment. Look no further, as here are two stocks held by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B). One of my favorite clients need a message board and coat rack for her two girls when they came home from school.