My son is still asleep and my husband and daughter have gone outside to work on the the new chicken coop — I should be making Birthday cake and cleaning house in preparation for the party later tonight….but….seriously I have to share this great idea from Karen over at The Art of Doing Stuff.
Gates that close with magnets — and a full set of DIY instructions for putting it together yourself…..and thus allowing for all sorts of creativity when it comes to handles for your fences….
A quick brainstorming session on ideas is getting me in the mood for creative cake making…..How about using vintage car parts for a gate handles?
image from make club
…or perhaps old toys and charmingly aged found bits….
image from old holden
Tinker toys seem to provide endless options for a modern but colorful and thoughtful detail. Handles fashioned from these would need a bit of shellac for protection.
Of course silverware is made to be comfortable on the hand…so why not re-purpose to another hand friendly device…
image by mazzorello media.
or maybe forgo the whole creative handle and magnet thing entirely and do a kick to open and auto close cannon ball variety….hmmm…any other ideas for interesting gate handles?
Have a great Sunday….see you back here (hopefully) tomorrow…
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