Life at the Cottage
Up-cycled garden light

Creeping Pinterest For Gift Ideas

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.

Up-cycled bed foot board.

Up-cycled bed foot board to coat rack.

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.

Up-cycled garden light

Up-cycled wire fencing and insulators to garden light.

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.

This entry was published on February 8, 2014 at 12:31 am. It’s filed under DIY, Re-purpose, Re-purpose Gallery and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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