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Friday, July 1, 2011

New Life for Broken Fans

This is a re-post from last summer, some of you may have seen this already.  I've got fans on my mind lately so decided to resurrect this oldie.

 

Fans come in pretty handy this time of the year.

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They’re really great for keeping us cool.

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When they break, do you throw them out?
Next time you might want to rethink that.

Here's a simple repurpose of a broken fan I found last year.

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Take a broken bentwood coat tree.  The base on this one was still in good shape.

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I painted it my favorite red.

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Added a fan cage lined with a cocoa liner mat and some plants.

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It makes a great planter!

Sorry the pictures aren’t better.  I made this for a garden themed bridal shower last year.  The plants inside were part of the gift, to be planted later. I didn’t think to take a picture until after the shower.



I'm linking this up to Gail's Catch as Catch Can party.  Stop by and join the fun!

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14 comments:

  1. An oldie, but a goody! Love this project Rose, thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
    gail

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  2. I must have missed this one the first time around. It's genius! I love it! I'm going to be on the lookout for fans -- and brentwood bottoms!
    Midge

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  3. I do remember this post and it's a good one! Love how you re-purpose items and make them even better! Have a great weekend! hugs, Lindah

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  4. love it!
    Your plants look wonderful...and as usual, your creativity blows my mind!

    I've been missing you-- glad to see you blogging, Pat

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  5. OMG.....that is sooooo cute.

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  6. Who would have thought. Very nice. I love it.

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  7. WOW!! LOVE it...what a great idea!

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  8. Duh, that is FANtastic...love.

    and I think we all have fans on our minds, so hot.

    Lezlee

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  9. I do love this idea! It just makes such a great plant stand.

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  10. Great idea!!
    thanks
    blessings
    barbara jean

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  11. I remember this from last year and haven't found a bentwood coat rack since. I saved the picture just in case I do come across one. The fan cage and base paired together are perfect. Glad to see you posting again.

    Is Katie still with you and if so how is she doing?

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  12. Great idea! Have a couple of fans that are out in the shed, they aren't broken, but they aren't being used either, maybe I'll have to steal, I mean borrow the cage...Have a great weekend!
    Holly

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  13. I looked at your plant stand and couldn't figure out why you started discussing fans, well, call me "miss-takes-awhile" to understand. How clever you are. Love the red.

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