Regular readers know that I have a new favorite place to look for bargains...our downstairs trash area! Our building has trash chutes on every floor and they feed into a separate room, but for boxes and other things that people can't put in the chute, there is an area (indoor) near the loading dock, where people can put the things they don't want. I've found several cool items so far.
And last week, I found this when I checked the area right before heading to the farm. A great, large, galvanized tub! It's nice and "worn" giving it that old look but it's still solid and intact. Now we just have to figure out how we'll end up using it.
|Old galvanized tub|
Sure there is the obvious, a planter, but we have raised beds everywhere, flowerbeds around the house and random clay pots in every shape and size. Plus we don't really want to drill holes in it in case we want to use it for something else later that needs to 'hold' the water in.
We were kind of thinking of saving it for using outside to hold ice with drinks in it, like a cooler. We also want an outdoor cooking area and this might make a really fun "sink" at some point. Or a place to rinse veggies in the garden?
Whatever we end up using it for, it was free and will serve a new purpose in its second life...