I love making something using recycled materials. It's the thrill of the hunt, discovering new treasures and giving something, that most people would throw away, a new life. Not to mention that the price is right! All this rubbish is making me want to start a weekly "trash talkin" post. So here we go.
I love all the clever recycling ideas people come up with. One Pretty Thing featured this recycled cupboard door tray from Apartment Therapy
(psst. check out One Pretty Thing's daily DIY here)
We aren't letting quarantine week get the better of us. We have come up with a bunch of projects to keep us busy. One of them being the refurbishment of the girl's homemade cubby house. Adam built this for Piper when she was 18 months old using recycled wood he had been collecting.
We wanted to put a wet table/sink in the cubby. Adam rescued this metal frame from work, cut some particle board for the counter and the shelf and cut the legs down to little person size. I bought a bucket to use as a sink and measured the counter, ready to cut. It has sat in that unfinished state in the cubby for a year now. Being house bound has encouraged me to complete a few unfinished jobs.
This is the first time I have used a jigsaw since industrial studies in grade 7.
Some liquid nails, a few coats of outdoor acrylic paint and voila!
We made some bunting and planted some flowers while we waited for the coats of paint to dry.
How cute is that. I think all up, this cubby house cost no more than $50. Adam, you are a genius.