Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend with your loved ones. We made lots of special memories with family and friends again this year!! Love this time of year.
The end of the year also brings on the feeling of organization...well for me organization is any time of year, but more so after the holidays.
A few months ago my husband needed a new office chair. Our cat considered the top back of the chair her scratching post, so the chair had seen better days. My husband took the chair apart to put it in the garbage for pick up...however, my family and friends know to ask before anything goes in the trash!!
You guessed it...I saved everything put the scratched up cushions and the arms of the chair!!
The project today uses the wheels from the base.
If you purchased these stem casters separately, they can be pricey. I've seen them for over $30.00 for a set.
I had a wooden box that I kept under my desk to organize paper, but needed a easier way to pull the shelf in and out.
Found a drill bit to match the size of the stem on the casters and drilled four holes on the bottom of the shelf.
Push the casters in...
and tapped into place with a hammer.
until it's flush with the wood.
Now it's so much easier to roll the whole shelf in and out when I need it.
I'm not even sure where the box came from...in the past I added the metal brackets to hold a shelf.
Perfect place to use my old stand by drawer system. I recycle old Propel water bottle boxes that I cover with fabric.
I measure the height of the box and cut a strip that fits around the whole box. I simply hot glue the edges. You can also use regular glue or Mod Podge.
All nice and neat.
NOT...neat below, but not on top!
All those boxes are now my tool box...a girlie tool box
Each box has screw drivers in one, pliers in another, then wire, clamps, drill bits etc...
I've shown this handle idea before, but just wanted to share it again. They are pipe clamps. Those little thingies that hold a pipe up on the wall or ceiling.
Here's the clamp...cheap too. I think $2.75 for a bag of 10.
Center it on the box...
and use a nut to screw it on the back to hold it in place.
The base of the chair is now missing it's wheels, but I think I have a plan for it...I'm thinking the base for a small table. The bonus is that the chair base has that lever that moves the chair up and down. Hmmm...I need to find a neat reclaimed piece of wood for this table.
The old meets new coffee table may be coming in the future.
If anyone received a new office chair for Christmas, don't throw the old one out yet.
Remember...think before you throw.
Have a great day,