Thursday, October 29, 2009

Repurposing Queen

I've linked to "A Beautiful Life Friday" because I think what my daughter did at her house this week is BEAUTIFUL. Check out Melissa's The Inspired Room for more . . .
We visited with our Darling Daughter earlier this week. She and hubs heat their home with wood and making the many trips to the woodshed as easy as possible was her latest project.

The first order of business was to clear the path of the grass and weeds that took over during the summer.

In the years past this pathway has been slippery on wet days -- so her next task was to find some way to make it safer.
She wandered down to the barn and spotted these unused stall mats. Her hubby cut them in half and turned them upside down so that the ridges would provide traction on wet days.

But, sometimes a trip to the woodshed needs to be made in the late afternoon, after the winter sun has gone down beyond the horizon and the sky is dark. So the next stage of the project was to install some lengths of wood and top with a rope light.

When she read the directions she discovered that the manufacturer warned that the connection should be kept dry at all times.

That presented a problem for her -- there wasn't a convenient location for the plug that would stay dry.

Again, she returned to the barn and spotted a metal box that was a perfect solution.

I didn't recognized what the box was -- do you?

She is the Queen of repurposing!!!!



Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a clever & resourceful daughter you have!

Shannon said...

Ok, too funny! Hey, I bet that box works great!

Fifi Flowers said...

She came up with FAB ideas!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Great idea!!!

m ^..^