The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Caution: Man with Tools

Thought I'd show off a bit of handy work that I have been putting off for wayyyy too long. My towel bar in the guest bath had pulled out of the sheetrock and I lazily had been using the shower rod because, hey... it worked.

Today I finally got tired of looking at a busted bracket and no towel so I went foraging thru my storage room and found an old wine crate I've had since I worked at Centennial in Dallas 15 years ago. I pulled a bunch of those wooden crates out of the warehouse dumpster with the intention of making a wall mosaic out of them.  I'll get around to that some day. This one had some decent stenciling and a nice wood grain. It was also exactly the right length.

It was meant to be.

I carefully took the crate apart, rubbed the board down with some Scott's Liquid Gold... Et voila!

2 comments:

The Donald said...

Far out! About 20+ years ago, I acquired a couple of three-bin slanted wine displays at a yard sale. After a few years, I gave one to a friend, but I still have the Robert Mondavi one in the kitchen nook.

RPM said...

I repurposed those wooden wine crates into a bunch of stuff. I took 2 of them that had hinged lids and made medicine cabinets for the master bath. I made an end table out of some others. There's 100's of uses for them.

I wonder if anyone ships in wood anymore? They were getting rare back in the 90's. Too heavy and expensive.