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Oh Baby! Convert me!

Oh Baby! Convert me!
In Australia, a couple of times a year, you can put out “large rubbish” for collection.  These rubbish piles at the side of the road tend to become a never-ending garage sale and even the repentant garage sale shopper can be lured to the roadside castaways – or treasures as it were! My husband, Ronnie, is no exception!  When he came home with this “perfectly good baby stroller/pram”, I was a bit surprised and wondered “what the heck!?” as I am well-past needing a pram!
Ever the inventor for my pottery studio, Ronnie came up with a plan to convert the stroller (which by the way, was in excellent condition and one of those really expensive jogging strollers with the really nice wheels!) into a pottery tools cart.
If you have seen the posts of my studio, you would have seen the studio is located in a huge barn and to move things from one place to another can be annoying.  So, this was the perfect idea.
After stripping off the fabric and a few of the structural pieces, he added a “hour-glass shaped” piece of plywood.
I painted the plywood a lovely blue.
Added velcro strips – the heavy duty kind –  to the painted plywood and to the bottoms of all the containers and dividers.  Easy peasy!
I used some IKEA drawer dividers.
Added some styrofoam inserts from an appliance purchase box to hold tools.
Here it is! The finished tool cart!
All in all, it is a great conversion and allows me to keep my tools in one place, while wheeling the cart to the table that I’m using at that time.
Brilliant!
Written by Marian Williams

2 Comments

  1. Judy Abdelaziz · March 12, 2012

    Clever idea. Potters usually think up the best ideas for less.

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