My colored pencil collection has outgrown its humble home. I knew it would happen. One solitary can that used to hold diced tomatoes simply cannot contain all the colored pencils I want to possess.
To give myself an attractive new way to store my art supplies, I first switched from a can of tomatoes to many cans of cannellini.
I picked up the spinny device, meanwhile, at Goodwill.
From there, it’s really just a matter of stripping and cleaning the cans, then drilling holes to bolt the cans in place.
Now it’s time to pretty up the cans, but that’s where I have to leave for the week. I stayed up very late drawing new “labels,” and this morning, I didn’t love them. If we’re going to log the hours, we want to love the results, right? Next week, I’ll be back to show you the pretty parts, and with any luck, we an all love them together!
Melissa · July 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm
On a lazy suzie…great idea! Can't wait for part two.
Ruth Hinman · July 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Ann… you wonderful woman! I learned many things, not the least of which is that I need to pay attention to the length of bolts I get. 😀 Thank you for this. I’m watching for more. Sarah is inspiring me to let my freak go and you are inspiring me to pick up the tools I fear might hurt me and go for the big results. Patiently awaiting your next post.
Ruth · August 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm
I am in need of your expert advice, my wise and wonderful guru of all things maniacally needful.
I have purchased a small bearing, I also have the wood and the cups I plan to use. I have a drill and am relatively certain that i can manage to drill the cups without ruination happening.
The bearing attaches to the wood in a very… ummm… frustratingly close space. By this I mean that the heads of regular screws are likely to meet and will break the spinny spinny action. Have you ever used a bought bearing and it's easier than it looks to me and am I just being a weenie because I've never done it?
AnnDAngelo · August 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm
Hi Ruth! I am going to send you an email so I can attach a picture.
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