Re-Purposed HouseHold Items In Your Den...

Discussion in 'Inside The Den' started by huck1680, Jan 14, 2023.

  1. huck1680

    huck1680 Great Northern CanUkrainian

    Hey guys
    I am wondering what everyday or not so everyday items you have in your den that serve a purpose that they were never intended for. For me, it's gravy/cream boats that work beautifully for hard soaps and hav e the best built in brush rests ever. Also, I have found in places like Winners, small bowls that work for bowl lathering the cost like $4. It's fun.. What do you have or use?
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I don't have anything as cool as a gravy boat, just coffee cups and chowder mugs used as lather bowls.
  3. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I use one of these cups to soak my badger and boar shave brushes prior to use. Thanks to Ester in Whaletown, BC for making them. The size is perfect, and blue is my favorite color.

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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    maybe not a household,but restaurant item.i use this old sugar packet holder to soak my bo ar/badger brushes before a shave.
    Denny's maybe..had it for years..
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    i use many odd bowls for lathering and cool ashtrays to hold soap pucks also.:)
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  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I use those little glass spritz bottles they sell at target 2 for $3, for my aftershaves. They have clear ones and translucent brown ones
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I have an old style steel medicine cabinet (no slot). On the sides are several magnetic fridge hooks to hold various implements, including toothbrush.

    A friend found some useless old science lab PH test kits. The cases are black polystyrene the size of a kid's old rectangular lunchbox, only an inch or two deeper. One is now blade storage. Razors are standing in test tube racks from the same source, as are several glass lab bottles with glass stoppers.
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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Gorgeous color.
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Always looking for items at thrift stores. Converted jewelry box for brushes, shelf units for cased sets, soaps, after shaves and other items..........
  10. brit

    brit in a box

    that's grown considerably Jim..;):eatdrink047:
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yeah it has. The black shelf on the bottom right has more stuff like after shaves, but my printer is in the way. Gillette display case is full of loose razors, but I broke the glass top by accident. When I'm near a glass shop I'll have another one made up. I need more room as I still have a couple boxes with more loose razors and stuff.
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    Jim's Emporium.:D..very cool.
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  13. huck1680

    huck1680 Great Northern CanUkrainian

    Here's another. Just got this at a local antiques store. A curio jar? Anyway, I thought perfect for shaving I cleaned it up and loaded it with Captains Choice Bay Rum soap and Henri et Victorias Cognac and Cigar soap...s/b interesting.
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  14. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I believe you meant to say, " I liberated it from an oppressive working environment years ago.":D
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Is that your cat in the reflection?

  16. brit

    brit in a box

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  17. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Nice ideas all. Gravy boats never thought of that, will keep my eyes open in future.

    This is all I can come up with...


    Supposed to be a good mouthwash, (noticeably healthier mouth, 6 in 1 benefits, love that) sheesh, it sure cleaned up the oral cavity good, fair stripped the lining, couldn't taste for hours. Left my teeth intact so that's a bonus, maybe that's one of the benefits. Yuck! I couldn't bear to throw it away though.

    I now have a 7th use: I use it to wash the basin out after I shave, does a great job of removing leftover lather etc, the basin is as good as new for tomorrow!
  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    sparkling white porcelain;):eatdrink047:
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  20. huck1680

    huck1680 Great Northern CanUkrainian

    Yes it is...good catch
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