1) An old school rotisserie!
While I had no idea what she was talking about when she first mentioned this contraption (I grew up eating mostly vegetarian), Tool Lady grew up using one of these quite often and is very excited about it!
She picked it up at an antique store, got it home and discovered that the motor didn't work...but if you know anything about Tool Lady, you know she likes to tinker with everything! So, she cracked it open, by-passed the on/off switch and, like magic, had that puppy working in no time flat! Instead of plugging it in and turning it on, all we have to do is plug it in and it starts working! Let me tell you, that was one delicious roast!
2) A bread box (+) found on craigslist
This little stand will live in our pantry against the back wall and will house bread in the top drawer and...well, I'm not sure yet what it'll hold in it's two bottom cabinets. Apples? Potatoes? Onions and garlic? Ideas?
|Forgive the random white blobs on the screens...|
they used to be awful cardboard ducks that we
attempted to pull off, but the glue is pretty crazy
3) Beer making supplies, also found on craigslist
The kindest woman was selling her wine making supplies for a steal of a deal and wonderfully, most of the same supplies are needed for beer making!!! So, we jumped on it all and got it for a fraction of what we would have paid for it at the beer supply store! She only used the whole set up twice (some of the items were actually never used), which makes the whole thing even better!!!
I swear, if we had a bigger house and more money, we'd be scouring antique shops and craigslist all the time!!!
What about you? Do you just love making old things new again???