By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
The other day, I was coming across campus when a gust of wind hit my umbrella.
It took all my strength to hang on to this umbrella but when I looked up I noticed that my umbrella was inside out and I was getting wet.
Well, I still needed my broken umbrella and decided to hold on to it.
After my classes were over and I got home, I thought about my umbrella. While I knew I could not repair it, I just could not throw it away without considering a re-purposing or reusing project. The more I looked at the metal skeleton the more I considered alternative uses.
First, I thought of hanging it upside down and using it as a clothesline for light-weight objects. But I really did not like that idea. Another consideration I had was turning the spent umbrella into a plant drying station.
While this was a great idea, I wanted something more unique. Something that had a distinctive flavor and this is when I decided on a trellis.
While this will be a short trellis and not one designed to support Read the rest of this entry »