I love Pinterest and sometimes lose track of time (hours) while creating my boards and wish lists of all the eye candy posted there. Needing Christmas ideas I decided to creep our daughter’s Pinterest boards and make something re-purposed based on items pinned to their boards.
The first project was a coat rack. We had three large metal coat hooks I bought on a clearance sale a long time ago and all that was needed was to repaint them. I purchased a foot board from the thrift store and my husband cut the legs off and sanded it. I added a coat of paint and wax, then assembled the project. We added a cleat made for hanging heavy objects and it was complete.
The next project was an outdoor garden light. I had a roll of old, rusty and white wire garden fencing and a collection of clear insulators. We wired the fencing into a circle, attached the insulators with wire, and topped it with a chain to hang it. We used a round valve handle to connect the three lengths of chains together.
These two projects were based on Pins from Pinterest. Thanks to those that provided the original inspiration. I will know I have gone too far re-purposing if I see a new board titled, “Crap I don’t want my mom to make me”. Now to find a project for birthday gifts.