Thursday, April 01, 2010

Junk Story: Snille Castor Chair

Can't believe people throw away something that only needed a trip to get spare parts

Found another black Snille chair with all the 5 wheels intact, but the plastic seat didn't survive so I took out the plastic "socket" and replace them with my previous broken (that I didn't replace), cleaned up the other wheels and parts for future use, just in case.

::Update Add::
Unfortunately I accidentally plunked down too hard on the chair one night and caused a fracture at the bottom edge of the chair. Will need to be extra careful. The chair is quite functional, better since I replace a proper socket that the wheel doesn't fall off and slide easier.


This would be my 2nd best find after the rattan chair. Found it awhile back (ummm... Mar 2009?) at a corner of the building, missing 1 castor wheel. I think the old guards used it to sit while on duty.

The chair itself doesn't cost that much. RM 45.00. But, that was before I knew the cost at IKEA.

New wheel but broken "socket"

It was white, and fit the colour scheme of my corner, the seat is without any crack or signs of wear or tear (minus the broken "socket" & a missing wheel). A mixture of vinegar and dishsoap to clean-up the chair, and purchased a new castor wheel from IKEA customer service for RM 5.00 was needed to fix this "junk" up. Sounds good to me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Microwave bracket.... no wait...

Argh!... she used flash to take photos! Eeek!

I made a boo-boo on the measurement, and now the mini oven is on the microwave bracket I bought from IKEA. Oh, well...

Before and After

The small oven (that's actually lighter of the two) ended up being on the bracket

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Supa Glue....

Time to bring out the krazy glue and repair my cellphone from errr... dropping it on the floor a teeny bit too often.

Before After

Not the prettiest, but it works until I get and new cellphone. I lost the broken bits from the phone, so I had to cut-up a plastic pen to glue them into place. At least the gaping hole is not visible. =)

It's been a short but sweet Chinese New Year, I've got a couple of DIY projects waiting for their turn to be completed. God willing I will have some time to work on them these few weekends and holidays.