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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Recycling, Cheap, Or Something Else?


Several months ago, I posted that our ol' shed/girls playhouse had fallen down. The girls I am referring to are my daughters, who are no longer "girls". Well, they're still female, just all growed up. You know what I mean. Thought that in this day and age I had better clear that up right away. Any way, we are remodeling our kitchen, and the first thing was replacing the sliding patio door. We went with a three pane assembly that has the tiltable blinds in between two of the the glass panes. All this plus a screen door too. Terribly expensive, and even more difficult to follow the poorly written instructions. You would think that with such an expensive door, the instructions would be better done. Maybe the instructions that were written in Spanish contained materials that was more clearly written.
After tearing out the old door, I needed to fill in some space, and decided to put back into service some of the old wood from the ol' shed/playhouse. It's the reddish boards under the door. These boards will not show, they were next covered with trim board. Some will say I'm cheap, but I thought it was good idea not to waste, and besides; my daughters will get a kick out it...

3 comments:

Holee said...

I think it's a great idea! Any wood that is not eaten or rotted would have found a new design in my house!

Sherry said...

Repurpose is the new buzz word I think. Works for me!

virtualquilter said...

Maybe canny would be a better word.
Judy B