Sunday, October 29, 2017

Repurpose old manufacturing plant tool bins

Acquired they-se wood tool bins that measure 15-1/2 x 6 x 4-1/2 and went to work.  Everything from bingo cards to mini cue balls (see the feet ?) to cancelled casino playing cards.  Oh, and buttons of course.  The red handles were picked up at an estate sale...probably 6 months ago.  As the tray was assembled, they just fit for the color and unique design.  The tray with buttons has a handle picked up for the trash (literally when neighbor moved and dumped junk on the ground next to the dumpster).

Do have more boxes available...but other projects need my attention right now..

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Instead of boxes or boards...

. how about a mini chest of drawers.  Measures just 7-1/2" tall and 8" across on the bottom.  The first photo shows before - before paint, before blueline paper, before little wooden spool feet, before metal drawer pulls.

Took a while to finalize design...but once I knew what paper would be used, the rest came together (there are still hints of red paint from the decision process...that did not work other than to say NOPE not red)