a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 5, 2013

Recycle Re-purpose

Some of you may remember the "gig trough" I made when redecorating Andrew's room.  I had carpet roll left and it waited for me to create something else.

Circular saw and the rest of the carpet roll meet to form one of my insane ideas.  Laundry basket, varying heights of cardboard tubes...where am I going?
They fit!
We can't have plain brown so I gathered almost empty
paint cans and went to work.
Now three empty cans leave my tool closet.
Wired together with a few adjustments needed
Funky tall stuff storage!
It can be finessed and improved
but the idea is working.
Metal rods, 
wood trim,
and odd metal have a home
without tipping the basket.

Not bad for a rainy day creation.

18 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I am intrigued, what could it be?
Lynne x

A Quiet Corner said...

Great idea and look what you used to do it!...:)JP

Saucy Kodz said...

I like the idea that you can take just about anything and salvage it and make it work into something else. Our world wastes so much - perhaps they should spend time with you Gail and learn to re-use. Wonderful idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is really creative!

Lynne said...

I think you are related to my hubs! He is the king of recycle and repurpose! Looks like it works perfectly!

Sandra said...

good bye empty cans and hello storage... great idea, this way it is more balanced and will not turn over when full of your long STUFF.. a way to organize is always good...

TexWisGirl said...

you do re-use well.

Pat said...

That should make you the Queen of the Recycle Club! Very Clever! And the fact that you took the time to paint the cardboard rolls and got rid of paint cans to boot? Amazing!

Teresa Coltrin said...

Very nice invention.

I love Ivy Leaf and Krylon spray in general. I repurposed a patio table with Ivy Leaf this spring, only to have the storm break it all apart this week. Oh well.

Mary Ann said...

And so colorful!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Super brain has done it again.....I love this idea. I have all kinds of dowels, trim, rods etc. Now I have a copy cat whim to make me one. THanks Oma Linda

LindaG said...

Another awesome Gail creation! :-D
Have a wonderful week! ♥

Susan Kane said...

Good thinking! What will you tackled next?

Susan Kane said...

I'll try this again! What will you TACKLE next?! Susan Kane

Sandee said...

Excellent for a rainy day creation. You are so talented.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Sandy said...

Gail,

I like your storage tubes, it's a great idea. It helps get those items off of the floor or shelve (that always seem to fall or get in the way).

Farm Girl said...

those things are so handy. I love seeing what you meant when you told me about them.

Terri said...

Perfect! Did you paint those horses?

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