Here’s an idea that we came across that I am sure all of us could construct in a snap. Using an old plastic handled paintbrush (I don’t think this would work so well with a wood handle) we can make a snazzy and unique doorstop to protect our walls from those doorknob holes! Simply heat the plastic handle just above the brush head until you are able to gently bend it to 90°. Let it cool, then place a screw threw the handle to secure it to your wall behind the door. Now we have kept the paint brush out of the landfill, avoided buying an ugly old doorstop, and had some fun along the way! Didn’t we!
7 by Doug Gunzelmann on June 10, 2008
About the Author:
Doug is in perpetual motion and a self-proclaimed adventure junkie, that has had a longtime love affair with the great outdoors.
“I love being a part of the active world. The stuff that blows my hair back is adventure (all shapes and sizes), photography, mountaineering, Muay Thai, and seeing natural beauty in all its forms. The living earth is the framework on which I build my life and free time. My ideal trip would be BASE jumping at Sotano de Las Golandrinas in Mexico (closest I could come to skydiving through the jungle!). I work towards keeping it real, green, and healthy. ”
Doug is the co-founder of LiveOAK, although he says he didn’t know what a blog was until a couple months after he started.
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