Just in time for the winter weather around here, I made up a boot scraper.
I used some leftover wood scraps and some toilet brushes. I used the old-fashioned kind, with a wire loop twisted with plastic fiber bristles. I cut the wire loops and straightened them out, then poked the ends through some holes I drilled in the wood.
I probably made this unnecessarily complicated. I didn’t know what I was doing, so I copied a boot scraper I saw at a store. But now that we’re using it, I can see that the side brushes are unnecessary. A flat piece of wood with a few brushes attached would work just as well.
In case you’re worrying, I bought NEW brushes at the dollar store for this project. But that got me thinking…I’ve seen toilet brushes at the thrift store. Who decides they don’t need a toilet brush any more? And who buys used toilet brushes at the thrift store? If I bought one, would I boil it before I used it? And then would I have to boil my pot in another pot? And then what about that pot?
Just something to keep you awake at night.
**Update: Mom, here is your evidence. You can see it didn’t sell yet so they marked it down.
Still more than the dollar store. But look! It comes with a spoon rest for the kitchen!