mamapackrat

Orange Grove area, TX, US
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I am a vintage and repurpose maniac! My favorite move is to find something I could just not live without, take it home and have my husband infer what a silly purchase it was, and then find him using the item and calling it his when he is looking for it!

Member Since: 08/18/2008


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No project yet; looking for actual purpose

Does anyone know the original purpose for this wood box? I have lots of repurposing ideas but would like to know what purpose it was in its original state.



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Re: Not sure what it is called..

It looks like a yoke of some kind but I could be way wrong! Maybe you could look up the patent...

Re: Unidentified Find

The chambermaid or other assigned help would run this back and forth between the bed and top sheets/covers to warm it for the Lady of the house.

Re: What did I do wrong???

This is a super late post but there is a special sealer that prevents the lead paint residual from being hazardous. Other than that suggestion to assuage your fears for your daycare subjects, I think this a VERY nice table/desk. If the lighter drawer troubles you, cover it with fabric and mod podge!

I'm sure you've resolved by now but I thought you may like to know that there is a sealer out there specifically for lead paint residue.

Re: doors ,any ideas for me?

If you haven't already decided on a project for the solid ones (or just one depending on this next step), here is something I think would be cool and practical:

Use them as the door/panel cover for under bed storage. I would put the hinges on the bottom so the door/panel opens down. That way you don't have to hold it up when moving things in and out from under the bed.

This would work on either side, both sides, or the end of a bed.

Tommie Sue
mamapackrat

Re: doors ,any ideas for me?

If you haven't already decided on a project for the solid ones (or just one depending on this next step), here is something I think would be cool and practical:

Use them as the door/panel cover for under bed storage. I would put the hinges on the bottom so the door/panel opens down. That way you don't have to hold it up when moving things in and out from under the bed.

This would work on either side, both sides, or the end of a bed.

Tommie Sue
mamapackrat