Human beings have long had a fascination with the wheel. Truly one of our first and greatest inventions. And one of the original applications was to add wheels to some type of cart so that we could drag all of our junk , I mean valuable possessions around with us. Imagine my delight with one of our newest trends , using old carts (not exactly antiques ) and even shopping carts as home furniture items.
My wonderful and creative husband Marc bought a battered , beaten , and rusty of wheel service cart the other day to incorporate into a new television console he is building for the family room. He is using it with some equally well worn cedar boards , and I am sure the end result will be most …. original. He is one of those magically people that can twist tin foil into a sculpture , or build a tooth pick fortress.
I have seen a lot of carts being recycled into interesting coffee tables , and that is how I stumbled onto the shopping cart furniture and even houses. Now I know why I see all those neglected carts about 3-4 blocks away from Publix , abandoned on vacant lots. They are actually the foundation of some-one’s new duplex or single family dwelling. But I kind of like them best as chairs and sofas .
So next time you leave Walmart , you might want to bring some bungie cords and your SUV . Lasso up a few of those carts in the furthest boundaries of the parking lot and bring them back to the old homestead. Why pay top dollar for that family room extension or new lanai furniture ? Be eclectic , pick some up from Target too. Just wait until it is getting dark , and don’t mention my name to the Mall patrol.
It is Thursday , and I have felt a little run down this week. I am sure an 8:00 AM conference call will be just the ticket. Just not sure to where. Happy Trails to all of us as we venture on toward Friday. The Weekend is Welcoming.
Peggy Oberlin RID 4986