Thursday, February 16, 2012

something from nothing

I find two things VERY  exciting in the picture below.  Can you spot them? 
First, the most obvious thing is that Beau rigged up a makeshift grow light for me!  It's just an old fluorescent light fixture that used to be above his father's work bench.  Now it's hovering over my seed starting trays, just waiting for the broccoli that I'll be planting in a few weeks.

The second bit of upcycled excitement in that photo is a little harder to spot than the light.  Here's a hint.
The weird boards that used to box in the space over my cabinets were never thrown away when the kitchen was renovated.  They sat patiently in the basement until Beau had time to turn them into badly needed shelves - one for the brewery, one in the garage for gardening supplies.
As you can see, this one is approximately a mile long and has already been filled with all manner of man space paraphernalia.  

P.S. This entry is part of Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.


  1. Good Idea! And I see someone home brews!

    1. That would be my husband. I'm just the sous-brewer, which involves dragging the garden hose through the kitchen window to plug into the wort chiller.