Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Bookends Junk Project #5.
I suppose I could have done a candle holder. I am sure you were hoping I would unleash my creativity and design an incredible, never seen before, candle holder. Sorry. You don't really need another candle holder...do you? I call this project read it & wipe.
Yep, free bookends. Good thing I had quantity!
I lightly sanded, wiped clean, primed and drilled my holes. (1 for the tp roll, 2 to hang and 2 matching holes in each bookend where I attached them to each other. I wasn't sure how the bending would go...it was surprisingly easy. I just inserted the bookend in my vice and bent away. No problem. I then applied the final coat of gloss white spray paint.
I attached the two bookends to each other with short bolts and nuts. I predrilled a hole in the salvaged croquet mallet handle, cut to size, and attached to bookend with a screw.
Two screws attached to wall. Be sure to use anchors if attaching to sheetrock.
Add reading material,
a roll of toilet paper,
and you have it! Read it and Wipe. Now I've never been one to promote reading in the john...but I know it is a common practice. Way better than a candle holder, don't you think?
Thanks for hanging in there with me through all 5 projects. It does prove my point...Inspiration comes from the 3 R's. Rescue, Reuse & Reimagine. I'm sorta feeling like I should have done a candle holder....
Peace, Love, Junk.