Jamal rented a new office for his accounting business. However, the office needed some work before he could move in. First, he painted the white walls because he prefers them to be white. Next, he picked out new light fixtures and hung them secure from the ceiling. Then, he found some pictures that he liked at a garage sale. They were dusty so he wiped them cleanly with a cloth. The frames were old, so he had the pictures reframed. When he hung them on the wall, he liked them. His work made him proudly. Next, he added window treatments. Next, He ordered some new blinds and installed them carefully. He hung the blinds straightly. Jamal went to the nursery and bought two tall plants and two brass pots. He polished the pots brightly, and carefully placed a plant inside each pot.
Then, Jamal went to a flea market and found a wonderful old wood desk with a chair. He refinished them and replaced the hardware. Then, he made a seat cushion for the chair and tied it on securely. He stood back and looked contentedly. Jamal found the floor empty in appearance. It needed something like a rug. He made a deal with the storekeeper next door. He agreed to do his accounting for a year in exchange for a rug. Jamal laid the rug flatly and admired its colors. Finally, Jamal washed the windows cleanly and hung up his sign proudly. He was ready for business. When the first customers arrived, Jamal pulled the door open and welcomed them warmly. He worked hard and managed his business good.
DIY – a do-it-yourself person prefers to do things without employing services
garage sale(n.) – a small one or two day sale of low-priced, used household items
reframed (v.) – make a new structure made of wood, metal, plastic etc that surrounds something such as a picture or window