Tuesday, July 20, 2010

the dumpster bed

we recycle, a lot, not because we are necessarily environmentally conscience, but because we are cheap. we are a single income family with not a whole lot of extra to throw around, so we make do with what we already have. for example....



the chicken coop and run is about 80 percent scrap, mostly items jamie found lying around different locations including the chain link....


my chicken watching chairs, they are over fifty years old and formerly front porch chairs from both my grandmas' porches. i hit them with a steel brush and a few cans of $2 spray paint and i have some pretty cool lawn furniture....i think....


i have always wanted some type of shelving in my laundry room, so step in the hubster. we had some old 60's pine cabinets hanging in the front garage. he took them down and gave them a coat of paint, including the funky hardware and viola, new laundry room storage. now....


begins the dumpster bed. travis had a twin bed frame, that i hated. he would freely roll across his room hitting the walls or nicking our hardwood floors. i hated it it i tell you, hated it. so, the other day jamie noticed that someone had put the bottom half of a "this ends up" bunk bed on a stack of pallets to be trashed. wheels in his head started spinning, so he threw it into the back of his truck, came home and got to work on travis' new bed. he made a bottom frame to support a big storage drawer....


painted it all "bullseye" red and added some recycled handles, that i intend to change. they are too small and ugly. well in a two days time, he ended up with this....


travis couldn't be happier with his new dumpster bed. me too.






3 comments:

April said...

Ok, that's awesome!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

That's really cool! I bet Ted would like something like that!

Cheryl said...

Cool, you have one creative and handy husband!