Have you ever seen a piece of furniture that has a bunch scratches and marks on it and thought to yourself, it just needs to be sanded and fresh coat of paint? A fresh coat of paint can work miracles. A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. A fresh coat of paint is usually the second to last step when you refurbish something. The last step is when you add the gloss or the sealer. The gloss is what makes it shine.
The interesting thing about refurbishing is that you use most of the original parts. You typically strip the original color and sand the surface. You want to make sure everything is even. You fix any surface issues, make whatever minor adjustments or upgrades, paint and you're done.
Now, think of yourself as this project. You are made of quality material, but along the way you've got some knicks and scratches. You might need a handle or two to be replaced, but overall you're a sturdy piece of furniture. Should you be thrown out or just refurbished? All you need is a small investment, some time, tlc and a fresh coat of paint. There are some people and things in your life that don't need to be discarded. They just need to be refurbished.