Monday, November 15, 2010

Quiet house, Quick project

Once again, I have done a weekend project that I don't have a before picture of. Honestly, when I grab time to do some of these long-put-off projects that have been visions just floating in my head...I never think about the "before" photos to show in my blog. ~~~ not til after I have gotten halfway in, or I am finished...

Some time earlier, I had found a fireplace-tool floor stand at the Goodwill store, and immediately thought *repurpose.* It was cheap since the tools were not with it. It has been leaning against the wall in my bedroom corner, waiting for it's new lease on life...

I went and searched on-line file images to try and show you a somewhat similar look. Here are a couple of close "before" examples.

The curved feet were attached to the frame with nuts and bolts, so they were easy to remove. I took some chicken wire and stretched, snipped, and formed it to the rectangular frame. Then I began to twist the wire around the rods with pliers and took one long strand of wire and wrapped and secured the chicken wire to the frame all the way around. A little bit of pain involved here with the sharp ends!... ouch... I took it outside, hung it on a branch and lightly spray painted it. And voila, what you have is below. A fun, quick inexpensive project. Takes about an hour.

Because this has the hooks on it, it could go in an entry hall or mudroom to hold leashes or collars for dogs, hang at a back door to hold keys or work badges, or dress the wall in your office or little nook (moi)and hold pretties and photos clipped to the chicken wire with novelty clips. Many uses for this tool holder's new lease and job description.

I think I'll head over to Susan's and join a Metamorphosis Monday party.

When you see something that is no longer useful for it's old purpose, do the "Create" wheels in your head start spinning like mine do??? Have you repurposed something lately? Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday.

I'll be headed out late tonight to pick up my two (most likely weary) IOWA travellers. The house will not be quiet anymore. It will be good to have them back.

Blessings to you!


Greenearth said...

Love to see repurposing. What a great project.

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you are filling the time with some fun! It'll be good to have them home again. :D

CACHANILLA73 said...

Wow!!! what a great idea! and what a great way to keep your mind busy, doing something you enjoy. Way to go Julie!! ;)

Theresa said...

Beautiful project! You are so creative to see that beauty from the before:) Love it my friend! I know you are looking forward to getting your fellas back home! I bet they are bringing some hugs for you from Iowa! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Sandy said...

This is great! I figured you would have
some projects to do while your guys
were out of town.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Aren't you the clever one!? I'm feeling creatively challenged lately-I hope it passes soon. Hey - since there's a J on it - we can take turns using it!