Don't you just love a good repurpose? I sure do. Strolling through antique and thrift stores around here has been enlightening for me. I get ideas for new projects, and sometimes come upon something to USE in a project! As soon as I saw an antique printer drawer hanging out, all dusty and forlorn, I knew I had to hunt for *just* the right one that would fit hot wheel cars for Fletcher. To say Fletcher has a collection of hot wheels is putting it lightly. I think his overall collection skyrocketed during his potty training days when my parent and I bought him loads of them to bribe, er, tempt him into going on the potty.
The only problem was that most of the printer drawers had spaces that were too small for the cars, or just had a couple of big enough spaces. But when I was shopping with my friend a couple weeks ago, there it was. My white whale. My Moby Dick. It was the perfect size, with perfectly sized spaces for his hot wheels. But it was overpriced. I thought. I thought about it, dithered a bit, and finally my friend, Jo, talked me into it. I did get 10% off, but still spent a bit over $20. Not too bad!
What's been your favorite repurpose? I'd love to hear it!