Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Seat Belt

Um, ya, today is supposed to be my "I was inspired by..." post.  And although I am sure there were many inspiring blog posts out there this past week, I am afraid I did not see many of them because most of my blog surfing and internet time has been spent researching Celiacs and gluten free recipes.  On top of that, we are working on hosting an orphan from another country this summer, which has meant lots of meetings, paperwork, and home visits.  Oh, and teen son dropped the laptop, which is now not working so I have been on the dinosaur of a home computer.  So...I am sorry my comments have been few and my viewing of beautiful blogs has been limited.  Hopefully, that will improve shortly!  
Seat Belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/04/seat-belt.html
I made a fun seat or luggage rack or spot for bathroom towels or..., from a camping stool and leather belts.  Thrift stores always have belts, and there is never a big rush for them so I wait until half price day to pick a few up.  Doesn't take long until you have a nice stash. 
Seat Belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/04/seat-belt.html
I cut the belts to the correct size (save the extra pieces--I have some ideas for them) and screwed the belts onto the camping stool frame.  You could use a heavy duty staple gun, but mine is cruddy.  The screws were quick and easy.  I did set a heavy object on it for an hour to help the belts lay down nicely.  After taking pictures, I decided to put the weight back on overnight.  (PS--the book on top, 3 Cups of Tea, a must read, and by a local author).
Seat Belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/04/seat-belt.html
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  1. Becky, that's a really cool idea! Great job

  2. Great thinking! Our local thrift store has bins and bins of belts! I'll have to pick up a few!
    Thanks for joining Anything Related! Hope to see you back next week!

  3. Becky - I love that!!!! I have a ball with belts - now I'm going to have to try and make a seat out of them! LOL

    Thank You for the inspiration!
    ;-) robelyn

  4. Oh wow, that's a great idea Becky! I have one of those luggage racks in storage. I'm gonna dig it out and thrift for some belts.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sounds like you have some wonderful things in the works in your life.

  5. Love it! What a great idea! Don't forget to link this post on Bargain Brag Wednesday: http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/2010/04/bargain-brag-wednesday-47-413.html

  6. I am doing the same thing with strips of t-shirt.

  7. That is so inventive! I really like the look of it. I agree with you completely on the choice to go ahead and use a screw. There's just something more solid about it.

    Again, love it!

  8. That is brilliant!! I love how it turned out...I haven't read 3 Cups of Tea. I have it and it is on the queue for my church book club - so I will.

  9. That is awesome and unique! I never think of stuff like that! Love it!


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