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« on: July 31, 2005 10:57:43 AM »

This isn't one of those jawdropping, omg, how'd you do that kind of posts but I'm going to post it anyway because this project was cheap, er inexpensive and is very useful.

I had been hoarding coffee cans and knew they had a higher purpose than sitting in the basement.
We needed a place to put all of our hats, gloves, etc.  - things you take off as soon as you walk in the door. First, I spray-painted the cans gold to match our lovely golden radiator.  Then my husband riveted them together. (I didn't know how to use the rivet gun.) Then he drilled holes in the side and used some wire to attach the tower of cans to the radiator.  This is version2 with the cans angled upward so things won't fall out and you can see what's in them better.  Now everyone has their own place to put their "stuff" and I think they look pretty good.  It was supposed to be MY project but I think my husband did a wonderful job. He is the king of frugal so these  work for us!
and from the side:

 What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005 11:04:17 AM »

I think thats pretty jaw dropping, omg . And your husband might have done most of the work (very well) but it was your idea, so go you  Grin

They look really cute and they're practical
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005 11:08:55 AM »

Aww, thanks!  It's so nice to get a reply!  Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005 11:42:21 AM »

That's a really good idea. Inexpensive and perfect for the job! Genius.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005 12:06:29 PM »

That's a simple idea that it's brilliant! It doesn't look any where near as cheap as it must have been. It looks actually a bit like theater lights stacked up on top of each other. Very glam, Hollywood-ish, I think.
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005 12:26:11 PM »

yeah it kinda does look hollywood glam and is efficient!

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005 01:52:34 PM »

Awesome job! And I thought coffee cans were only good for making ice cream!

The ripples on the side of the coffee cans go perfectly next to the radiator, so it continues the look in a way.

Great job at being creative!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2005 06:21:08 AM »

Looks awesome! I love the idea, but be careful the cans don't get too hot when you turn the heat up!

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2005 08:40:37 AM »

those look great! i should do something like that for my husband's shoes, he takes them off as he enters and walks through the house.
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2005 03:14:00 PM »

Those would make PERFECT mailboxes for my friend's apartment!!!  They are always losing / mixing up the mail (with 8 roomies, who wouldn't)!  What an awesome, awesome idea!

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