One of the greatest things about having adult children is that they tend to use your garage as a storage facility. Well, my husband wouldn't consider that one of the greatest things, he loves his children dearly but grimaces every time they move out of an apartment or dorm room. He knows our garage will be filled again with extra bed frames, tables and boxes of unknown goodies. I, on the other hand, welcome all the new (or should I say old and second hand) treasures. Now, just to be fair, I always ask the kiddos if I can saw, sand or rip apart their belongings before I start my transformations. They usually say yes, after all their father and I purchased most of what returns to the garage. So, when I asked my almost college grad daughter if I could have the ladder to her former loft bed, after looking at me like I was crazy, she said yes!
I'd been pondering what to do with the bed and ladder for some time. It was made of solid wood in a basic construction design. While I have future plans for the bed; it will probably become a desk or table, and that will be a bigger project for a school holiday, I finally decided what I wanted to do with the ladder. I took it outside and propped it against the side of the house that gets a full eight hours of sun on most days. I then searched for some wall planters that I've had for years, they've had different uses in oh so many houses. I finally found them and now they are part of my latest re-purposed project.....My new succulent garden.
What is the most unusual re-purpose or upcycle project you have done? I'd love to see pictures or hear all about it. Thanks so much!
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