You know I love to scour the stores for unusual things to use for something else and this little red beauty caught my eye...
It's a Mud Pan. It's used for mud or spackle when taping the seams or screw holes of dry wall.
They cost $3.00 and up depending on the size and what it's made from. They do have pretty stainless steal ones too.
The dry wall mud (or spackle stuff) goes in the pan and then it's scooped out with a dry wall tool. The edge of the pan is used to clean the spatula.
It says "blade", but it's really just a dull metal strip to scrap off the mud. This particular one is NOT sharp.
For other fun ideas...I thought it would make a great "narrow" planter.
I love how skinny it is for a table.
I just realized I caught part of the planter in a picture from another post I did.
See it off to the left?
With it being so narrow, it's great to hold condiments, napkins and things for a picnic table and still leave room for food and eating.
It's also great for the kiddos too!!
This is a Two-fer Tuesday. This brown roll of paper is also in the paint section.
It's used to mask off things so paint won't get on them.
This roll is only $2.47 for 60 yards...that's 180 feet of useful paper!!
It comes in a ton of sizes too. I have another post with just this paper coming soon!
The 9 inch roll of paper fits perfectly in the 12 inch mud pan
The paper bends over the metal edge for a great paper cutter.
Like I mentioned before, this particular metal edge is NOT sharp, but you can still remove it if you want and just use the edge of the plastic pan to cut the paper.
The paper stays in the pan and rolls out when you need more.
Tears off with ease!
You can always tell the kids that only you can tear the paper.
The mud pan can also be used to store and organize things too...
- pantry items in your kitchen cupboards
- sewing things
- bathroom items
- great to have on the back of your cutting table to hold usable scrap size fabric
- office stuff
Hope you like the mud pan ideas...have fun looking for the pan that's right for you!!
Have a great day,