Home Depot Gift Challenge – Copper Tee

Home Depot Gift Challenge

I love a challenge and I also spend a lot of time at Home Depot. So, when I had the opportunity to join 11 amazing bloggers for a DIY/Craft challenge involving an item purchased from Home Depot I was stoked. So here is the deal, each month we bloggers are presented with a hand picked item under $10 and  we have to turn that item into something that could be used as a gift for someone. (Our challenge is not  with Home Depot- we just heart their products).

copper pressure tee

For February the item is a copper pressure tee  and I the gift will be for my husband.    First let me say that the plumbing isle of Home Depot is a great place to get your creative juices flowing. Copper, Metal, Plastic in all shapes and sizes.

Home Depot Gift Challenge Copper Tee

Here was my thought process…

1. We are moving and have been going through our possessions trying to decide what we want to keep, donate or toss. I did not want to add anything to home that we will have to move in a few weeks.

2.  My husband had a pitiful bedside table. Really sad, we could not fit two normal bedside tables in our bedroom. So, I have a nice bedside table and David had this.

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This guy was purchased from Target about 8 years ago to help with storage in our previous master bathroom.  It was missing it’s handle and you have to carefully stick a coin in the cabinet door and pry it open.  I decided to give this tired piece a facelift and most importantly a handle made from a copper tee.

Home Depot Challenge - Paper and Fox

At Home Depot I picked up my copper tee and a wood dowel. I inserted the dowel through the copper tee and marked and cut the dowel. I wanted a little bit of the dowel to show on both sides of the tee and a small piece to act as a surface for the screw to attach. P.S. don’t judge me on my rusty saw, my tools are all packed away and I found this guy in the attic.

Martha Stewart Chalk Paint

To give the entire piece a facelift I applied two coats of Martha Stewart’s Vintage Decor Paint.

Home Depot Gift Challenge -Paper and Fox

I also painted  my little dowel pieces.

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I inserted the larger painted dowel and then added gorilla glue to center. I inserted the small painted dowel and attached it to the large dowel with the glue.

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Using the same hole from the previous handle, I used a long screw to attache the new handle to the piece.

Home Depot Gift Change

The last part of the challenge is to wrap the gift in something from Home Depot.

wrapping

There ya go!

Now before you go, check out what amazing projects that the other bloggers came up with this month. I love all of their brains and creativity.

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31 Responses to Home Depot Gift Challenge – Copper Tee

  1. Emily February 15, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Great transformation! Love how the handle turned out!

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

      Thank you Emily!

  2. rxhomeremedies February 15, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    Such a great way to give new life to an older piece of furniture (I love the paint color, too)! Pinning!

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      I want paint everything that color. Thank you!

  3. Roxanne February 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    This came out great, what a difference from the before!

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank you Roxanne!

  4. ElsbyCC February 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Your transformation made a world of a difference!

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank you Cat!

  5. brepurposed February 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    this is awesome! So simple and chic!

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      Thanks Bre!

  6. Lindi Vanderschaaf February 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    What a wonderful, easy and beautiful handle! Love this idea :)

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

      It was easy peasy. Thanks Lindi!

  7. shannonchurchill78 February 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Carmody! This is such a great cabinet and such a beautiful handle! Totally in love. Nice job.:)

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Thank you Shannon!

  8. The Domestic Heart February 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Wow what a transformation! Love the chalky paint and the touch of copper!

  9. Emily @ Table + Hearth February 15, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    I can’t believe that’s the same piece of furniture!! The copper looks so great against that paint color. And yes, you had plenty of HD to “wrap” your present in, huh? ;)

    • carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks Emily! Yes, we have plenty HD boxes to “wrap” everything .

  10. carmody February 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    You can’t go wrong with Grey and Copper. Thanks!

  11. katjeter February 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    This makes such a pretty pull for a cabinet. Great idea!

  12. Lemon Peel February 16, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Stumbled across your blog via Bre @ Brepurposed. Glad I did, love it. This copper handle is a genius idea and the color is awesome.

    • carmody February 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

      I am so glad you stopping by Lemon Peel! I am glad you like my copper handle.

  13. dwellinginhappiness February 16, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    Oh this is awesome! So clever to use it as a handle, and I love the pop of color it gives the piece! I love the color you painted it, too. :)

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