After this postI got a comment from one of my readers, Leslie, who suggested a new feature on Chez Larsson; "the Brainstorm". The idea is that you guys send in photos of items you have at home and I'll do a post on what the item could be used for or be re-purposed as. You like? I do!
In Leslie's case the item she wants ideas for is an awesome piece of weathered barn-wood. It measures 22 3/4" x 9 3/4" and is about one inch thick. She says "All I can think of is putting cup hooks in it and hanging keys – but I already have something to hang keys on."
Martin, my friend Sanna and I brain-stormed Saturday night and came up with these ideas on how to use that piece of barn-wood:
A notice board. Use pins to attach your (love)notes and important reminders. The barn-wood could be framed or used as is mounted on the wall with D-hooks.
Add hooks to it and put it in the powder-room as a conversation piece towel hanger for thick plush whites.
Come the holidays and use it as an Advent calendar. Add 25 pins (24 if you're over here), wrap 25 (or 24…) little gifts, hang each one on a pin and Bob's your uncle! Or Santa.
Or earlier as an eerier decoration.
Plonk it on your dining room table. Add votive candle holders on top for a stunning center piece.
Frame it. Display it. Add it to your art wall.
My personal fave. Hang it as is on D-hooks. It's a gorgeous piece of art in it's own right.
Oh, Martin also suggested mounting it vertically on a wall and using it as a giant back scratcher but we had all had a couple of glasses of wine by them. So, dear readers, do you have any other ideas for Leslie's chunk a' wood? Please do tell!
Do you have any weird (or not so weird, a bucket will do) items you want uses for or simply a great thingy you wish you could use for something but you can't think of what, send me an e-mail and it may be brain-stormed and re-purposed the Chez Larsson way. Write "Brainstorm" as the subject title, tell me where you got your object, what you're currently using it for (if anything) and be sure to include a decent photo of it on neutral background . Depending on the quantity of oddities I get I can't promise to do them all but I will do my best and will rope in my friends and family in the process.
Drawings and montage courtesy of Martin.