Sunday, August 2, 2015

Three Can Do Ideas

This week I am away from home for a small vacation. Resting, visiting and a bit of thrifting. I collected three project ideas from my SIL.

First idea  - - repurposed wooden barrel.

This was a retirement gift from her fav (wonderful at renovations !!!) carpenter, to my sil.




Second Idea - Door Stop

How can a broken sauce/gravy boat be used again?

If you are pouring cement for another project, you could cement a ROCK into and onto the pieces of the gravy boat.



A gift to my sil from a retired hairdresser turned artist.
 Handy and unusual door stop.

Third idea - Wooden Stool



I took enough photos in case someone would like to make a similar stool. Legs and middle support are attached with glue, screws (the screws are covered with glued in wooden pegs cut off at the flat surface). This stool was made from a piece of lumber scavenged from a lake and built by a family friend (he built two for my sil).




Only finish is wax. Heavy, sturdy, handy.

I love visiting and discovered new treasures.

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23 comments:

  1. I gotta say, that rock door stop is certainly unique. Given the damage to the dish, I cannot imagine how it was made without getting cement everywhere. The barrel table is just fascinating. Every time I look at it, I see a new bit of the barrel that was used to make it. Cool.

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  2. What great ideas!!! I like the door stop idea! I like ALL the ideas but the door stop is one I think I can do! Louis Dean dearly loves mixing cement and the next time he does, I have plans......

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  3. Hi Joy,

    Oh, my heart broke when I saw that gravy boat! What a beauty it was.

    I do like that darling stool. Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  4. Hello, I love the barrel table. Great ideas, except for the gravy boat, that is a bit odd. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. What talent and great ideas.

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  6. Very nioce repospusing! I like the stool and barrel table.

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  7. Three cute ideas, love the barrel table the best. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

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  8. What a cool retirement gift! Have a fun week ;)
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  9. The rock is a great idea for a doorstop, we glean so many good ideas from the posts of others!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

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  10. A great recycle project! Love it! I enjoyed my visit. I always like the photos you share. Thank you.

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  11. Oh the ideas people have...love the little bench.

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  12. Oh my goodness, such fun ideas for upcycling! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

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  13. Most unique door stop I've ever seen. Lovely stool. Very cool and interesting table.

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  14. I never would have thought of using the gravy boat as a doorstop...genius.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  15. I never would have thought of using the gravy boat as a doorstop...genius.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  16. Talk about awesome re-habbing of old stuff, great ideas. Little stool can be used for feet, planter, anything to put on it.The gravy boat door stop looks quite inventive and love the barrel table. Never get tired of seeing what people make things with out of other things. Happy weekend

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  17. What creative ideas! I really like the barrel table.
    Debbie

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  18. Great creative upcycling - love the barrel table. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  19. What fabulous items! I just LOVE the barrel table :) Thank you for sharing your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again this week. Hugs!

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  20. Always fun to get inspiration from others. All are great ideas, but the barrel is my favorite! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Hi Joy, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC tomorrow.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Hi Joy! I am loving these projects, especially the barrel! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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