June 3, 2016
It’s so simple and easy! Now I know you probably have a couple of these empty around the house somewhere. We recycle, so we have a huge bag of aluminum cans! I must give credit where credit is due...this was Hubby's suggestion to use aluminum cans! He's so clever, I think I'll keep him around! :)
Next, I cut the ends off of the can, and cut it down the side to lay it flat. You can use scissors or a box cutting knife.
Then I used my metal square and laid it on top. I knew that my wood was a 1x4, which is actually 3/4 x 3 1/2. The square is 1 1/2 inch wide, so when bent it will cover 3/4x3/4. Perfect for the corners on my organizer.
I scored each side of the square with my box cutter and ended up with this.
All you have to do next, is bend at the scored edge and it literally just breaks off. Hubby was concerned that the edges would be super sharp and to be careful, but I didn’t find that it was that sharp at all to work with.
But in any case, use caution. So, I was left with this piece of cut aluminum. I measured and marked where the middle was at each end.
Laid it on the corner of my work bench and gently bent it in half lengthwise. Then I fit the metal piece to the corner of my organizer and cut with scissors down the middle of the bend to the top of the corner of the organizer. Then bent the cut pieces.
Then I flipped the metal piece around and did the same thing to the other end. Next, I took it off and folded over the cut corner pieces, over each other and under.
They fit nice and snug on the organizer. Then I just added a few nails to make sure they wouldn’t come off. Simple right?
I love repurposing items! From aluminum cans…
To cool trendy trim!
Have you seen how I repurposed simple cookie cooling racks to spice racks?
I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!
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