Monday, May 16, 2011

Sneak Peak

Interested in what's in the works next?

Throw pillows is all I'll say.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kitchen Hanger

When I was last at my mother's house, my fiancee and I helped her to clean out her garage.  In the back corner, under a pile of broken bathroom tile, we found an old ginger ale crate from Diamond Ginger Ale.

Diamond had its bottling facilities in Waterbury, Connecticut, a few towns over from where I grew up.  The crate we found is from sometime between the 1940s and 1968 when the company moved its facilities.  For more information about historic Waterbury check out this site.

The crate we found was not in the best condition, the bottom and two sides were pretty deteriorated from water damage.  We were able to salvage one end of the crate, complete with a handle hole.  After considering options, I thought it would make a perfect towel and apron rack.  With the addition of some hooks and a hanger made of copper wire, I have a brand new, re-purposed towel hanger.

What could you make with the end of a crate?