Asked on Jun 27, 2013

I need creative ideas on how to use this set of wheels. Separate?

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i need creative ideas on how to use this set of wheels separate, repurposing upcycling
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  • The wheels are wood and would be quite easy to sepaarste.

  • Linda
    on Jun 27, 2013

    It looks like a great side table for your patio. Just add a top.

  • 169756
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I wonder about using a type of container that would sit over the bar section of it and filling it with something like wave petunias? Or anything pretty. Would look good in a rock garden too with succulents in the pot.

  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I would build a wheel barrow type box unit with handles to be placed on the bar between the wheels and fill with potted plants that can be changed out for the season to possibly be pumpkins in the Fall.

  • Sharon
    on Jun 27, 2013

    ,try www.motherearthnews/diy/bicycle-parts...although I've seen prettier stuff readers create HERE,it gives a good idea of design possibilities... looks like it'd make a great 2 wheeled cart w/'stops',like a wheelbarrow has ... how tall are wheels? looks bigger than pushmower tires

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 27, 2013

    hose reel?

  • Dianna Brown
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I would make a seat on it and make it like a horse carriage and put plants in it

  • Denise S.
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I would paint it that textured brown paint (so it looks rusty) and set it on my bathroom counter for small towels-washcloths to hang off the rod part! Yippee! I love this web site!! So many creative recyclers out there!!

  • Denise S.
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I got another one! kitchen counter: lean you cook book or Bible against the rod part then maybe insert a single dowel across the pages thru the spoke part (to keep it opened) !! You could put little stick rubber pads on the bottom of the wheels so it won't roll away or move around.

  • Xena Nierobisz
    on Jun 27, 2013

    you can put a flower pot on top and paint it the same color. I think it should stay in your garden. I can see some kind of green vain growing in it.

  • Kate Sullivan
    on Jun 28, 2013

    Depending on the weight, what a beautiful, old-fashioned child's swing it would make! Just add a slat board for the seat and some chain/rope to hang in a big oak tree.

  • Phash
    on Jun 28, 2013

    I would actually make a jewelery stand... don't know if that interests you. You could add hooks and it would turn :)

  • Anna Ibarra
    on Jun 28, 2013

    I'm with Kimberly, and I would go with a wheelbarrow, make a small box w/handle and attached to the wheels. It's adorable and plant some pretty flowers, will make a great entrance greeter. Or in your back porch/patio. Show us what you do with it.

  • Cheryl Norman
    on Jun 28, 2013

    take the stem off of solar lights (as many as you need) and glue them on the bar portion after painting everything the same color, including the casing on the lights

  • Bring it on inside! I see colorful kitchen towels put in those openings on the wheel..maybe rolled up or just placed there and maybe inbetween on the middle bar you can put some "S" hooks and hang your measuring cups etc.

  • Mary C
    on Jun 28, 2013

    the best thing you can do with this is allow me to purchase it from you! it is darling....where in the world did you find this lovely set of wheels? do you know what it was originally a part of? i like the swing idea, even if you don't turn it into a child's swing, but maybe one for yourself with lovely ropes to hold it....then, add pretty ribbons and flowers too the ropes,,,,i saw this swing idea on the real housewives of beverly hills....it was lisa's swing....i also like the wheelbarrow idea....i would leave it white....i surely do wish i could find something so charming as this....and yes, please post your final project...and always remember, you can always switch it out....it would be really cute at Christmas time if you did turn it into a little cart and place presents in it...i could see it being used as a Seasonal item....enjoy... :)

  • Wendy M
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I guess I would be worried about keeping it outside and the weather taking it's toll on it. But depending on the size I would take it apart insert a hook through the center of the wheels for hanging coats, towels or decorations for the changing seasons.

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier
    on Jun 29, 2013

    So many great ideas. Making a choice would be too difficult. I think you should save yourself a lot of angst and just give it to me (I love it!!!). I'm seeing it as either a table or a support for morning glory vines.

  • Donna
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Wondering how big the wheels are........

  • Cheryl
    on Jun 29, 2013

    wheels for a cart

  • Shari
    on Jun 29, 2013

    how about a kids lemonade cart?

  • Connie Ruggles
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Set it on its' side and put a plexi or real glass top on it for a side table or end table

  • June Tymon Barquero
    on Jun 29, 2013

    attach a planter box to the bar and use it as a yard decoration

  • Robin
    on Jun 29, 2013

    would either make a planter box to attach to the bar or.. Could take apart and use the wheels to make wind chimes or hang crystals from them like a crystal wind chime.

  • Gladys Odom
    on Jun 29, 2013

    maybe a shelf w/ hooks to hang things on

  • Donna H
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Make a garden wagon, fill it with blooming annuals.

  • Laurie S
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I would separate and make a pair of hanging light fixtures.

  • Suzanne Lockhart
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Take the wheels off and put a mirror behind them to hang on the wall. I have an odd kichen and that would work for a shelf or a curtain rod. Hang it from the ceiling for wine glasses or hang your pans from it. Or a lighting fixture. That would not be sitting around long at my house.

  • Laura
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I so can see this as pretty garden hose reel.

  • Nancy Robinson
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I would paint it a pretty color and use the wheels separately as Trivets. Or replace the end nuts with something flatter on bottom side and use as paper towel holder. Or hang it over sink for towels. Or jewelry holder or finger towel holder in bathroom. You have endless possibilities and what a great piece.

  • Gloria
    on Jun 29, 2013

    A table....on one side the wheels, on the other "normal" table-legs.....

  • Smc192088
    on Jun 29, 2013

    If you want something easy. Stand it up vertically and put a planter with pansy's or some type of cascading flower or vine. (Hence - plant stand)

  • Shirley Bybee-Hill
    on Jun 29, 2013

    How about drilling hole to secure flower pots.

  • Joan McKenzie
    on Jun 29, 2013

    rolling BBQ cart on the deck (if they are metal and can withstand being outside) or a fab bar cart in the house if the wheels are wooden.

  • Brenda McDaniel
    on Jun 29, 2013

    my dad made something like this with big iron tractor wheels and axle with two tractor seats, singer iron sewing machine legs as the back of the seats and horseshoes to make a rolling yard seat. you would need to figure out a way to keep it from rolling. dad used the horseshoes welded onto the wheels that would fold back when you wanted to roll it somewhere.

  • Pat Lindau
    on Jun 29, 2013

    White planter box filled with VERY colorful blooms and a Welcome sign stuck into the planter box. Place near your front door!

  • Wendy Belcher
    on Jun 29, 2013

    The wheels would really cute up a mobile chicken coop.... Look a little circus ee :)

  • Luis
    on Jun 29, 2013

    You can always build a wooden cart and fill it with pots full of flowers

  • Tamber B
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I commented on Facebook and i'll say the same here cause it such a awesome idea.. Make a Sprinkler out of it , very decorative and useful and it surely wouldn't be hard to do either.. some pvc pipe a connection for the curve to attach a hose and cap for the end .. A small drill bit for the water spouts.. yeah that would be way cool.. Hope you use it, really .. ;) If you can make it to where it can roll, now you would really have peoples attention.. you know like the ones in the farming fields ..

  • Tina Ogle
    on Jun 29, 2013

    MAKES ME THINK OF THE OLD PUSH LAWNMORE WHELLS. IS THAT WHAT IT IS? I WOULD USE IT TO HANG WIND CHIMES ON . 2 BEAUTIFUL ONES.

  • Tammy McLain
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Tea cart

  • Alisa Inman
    on Jun 29, 2013

    It looks like it would make a great base for a birdbath.

  • Krystal Locklear
    on Jun 29, 2013

    make a food cart flower pot

  • Deana Demichelis
    on Jun 29, 2013

    turn it on its side, place a top on it and use it for a table or an elevated place to put your plants

  • Shelly Giorgis
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Take the center bar off and the nuts and bolts off the wheels and make two rolling stands for flower pots OR make two little lovely side tables with glass inserts in the wheels or one sidetable using both wheels for base and top.

  • Diane Heiskanen
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Plant clematis or mandevilla to vine through it

  • Leg192231
    on Jun 29, 2013

    REMOVE THE WHEELS AND MAKE THEM INTO GARDEN "CHANDELIERS ' WITH CRYSTALS HANGING AND CITRONELLA TEA LIGHTS. OR...PUT ON POST AND RUN A PARK TYPE LIGHT THRU IT WITH A ROUND FLOWER BED AT BOTTOM AND HUMMING BIRD FEEDERS HAINGING FROM IT...

  • Brenda
    on Jun 29, 2013

    yard sprinkler

  • Claudia Brown
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Maybe you could just let it stand alone in your garden. It kind of speaks for itself. If not, turn it so you can use it as a table. Two for tea?

  • Penny Schreiner
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I would paint to match bath or kitchen and mount to wall and hang vintage linens or table cloths

  • Wanda R
    on Jun 29, 2013

    I need two sets of these wheels.I need a cart for my power washer!!

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 29, 2013

    This is so cool! I am with @Claudia Brown and @Penny Schreiner great ideas. A cool conversation piece in the garden as is.

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 30, 2013

    OOhhhh the wheels are wood! That makes a difference in longevity if left outside, but on a porch or inside...... perfect ~

  • Sarieno
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Turn it on it's side and use it as a plant stand and even habh plants from the top wheel.

  • Margaret Mitchell
    on Jun 30, 2013

    well lets see you could set a board on it,paint it and set pretty flowers on it as a lawn ornament, or Flip it up and set in your yard with hanging flower baskets..

  • Kathi Tiltman
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Just let plants grow on and around it

  • Robin Harina
    on Jun 30, 2013

    I think it would make an awesome towel rack in my outdoor shower!

  • Jackie
    on Jun 30, 2013

    place near the corner of your house in front and plant petunas and or hanging geraniums trained to grow thru the wheels for fullness - the flowers could be planted in back in a plain window box or in the ground - surround the area with white stones or bark mulch to offset it and make it standout......good luck!

  • Melissa W
    on Jun 30, 2013

    With not knowing the width .. from wheel to wheel.. That gap between the wheels measurement? If not too big, I would place a mail box on the axle. Then build either a structure or legs to lift it up to mail box height. Do some kind of Bird house mail box.. or maybe just bird house or several bird house's.

  • Brenda
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Turn it on the flat part of wheel and attach a glass top. Would make a beautiful small table for your Patio.

  • Melissa W
    on Jun 30, 2013

    It would make a really cute window box too. Just anchor a box in between the axle and and attach it with hooks. Or make a wood box and at each end of the box cut slots big enough for the axles to slide into.. then set it in the garden and fill with flowers.

  • Carla Ward
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Remove the center bar. paint a stair spindle white, cut to desired height. Attach wheels, stand up, voila you have a one of a kind fern stand.

  • Marlene Holst
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Find another set of wheels that compliment it and make a rolling laundry basket!

    i need creative ideas on how to use this set of wheels separate, repurposing upcycling, Inspired by Pottery Barns rolling laundry basket
  • Dawn Scheidegger-Jones
    on Jun 30, 2013

    It looks like an Awesome base for a Teeter Totter. Just add a long piece of wood with two drawer handles and there you go.

  • Anna Ibarra
    on Jun 30, 2013

    WOO! I like that teeter totter idea and make a nice stablized planter version. Cute idea!

  • Dawn: I must be dense. Can you be a little more specific? Your idea intrigues me. Thanks

  • I can't thank you enough for all the thoughtful answers. There were several interesting ideas that I will ponder further. Again, I truly appreciate your thoughtful answers. What a creative bunch you are!! :)

  • My friend just suggesting making a pair of wind chimes. Another good one!

  • Auau
    on Jul 8, 2013

    Turn it upright and add glass on top to make a table..for best result ,cover that piece of metal that holds them together with wood.

  • I've decided to go with making one wind chime with old forks and one "mobile" type thing with the old crystals hanging from it. Thanks for the many suggestions.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Sounds lovely @Stephenie Klingler - Professional Master Gardener . Please post a picture when you have it completed, we all will want to see the result :)

  • Dawn Scheidegger-Jones
    on Aug 30, 2013

    You will have to somehow attach a piece of 8-12 foot piece of either 2x6 or 2x8 pressure treated wood to the middle of the cross bar. then at each end you can find either a small "T" piece of wood or some kind of handle for the kids to hold onto probably about a foot in from the end (use your imagination) I would sand the wood and make sure there are no sharp edges, maybe if you have a router you could do some fancy edges. Either paint some whimsy colors or keep it wood. I cant tell, but you will have to make sure the wheels don't move. You don't want the kids rolling away. This is not just for children either. I hope this helps. Dawn

  • Chris Ritter
    on Aug 12, 2017

    double decker lazy Susan? Add two picture frames from dollar store, paint them, drill holes in the middle to keep them stable, then paint the wheels. Or, instead of picture frames, glue on cups around it and use it for outside condiment /plastic-wear caddy. Just winging it here, but still might work.
    thanks for posting it!!

    chris ~~aka chris'CraftCorner
  • Carey
    on Aug 19, 2017

    Since the wheels are wood, I would not want to put them outside as they will quickly deteriorate, and not be nice any more. I kind of like the towel rack idea or add to the side of a tea cart as decoration. I just bought a lovely tea cart a while back and I really like the pretty wheels that it has. Or if you have a porch swing it could be lovely decoration under the arms of it. IT would be sheltered there and really pretty. I like them white.
  • Barb
    on Aug 20, 2017

    Paint them brown and use one on front door by making a wreath for Halloween and Christmas and the other one place bale hay and fall flower in tin pail on top of the hay and lean the wheel against the hay. Instant fall decorating
  • Carol Rigby
    on Sep 1, 2017

    I would make a wheel barrow garden cart...two wheels on the front and two legs on he back end with small handles extending out for looks. great for displaying house plants. Paint it an accent colour to spice up a rooms decor ie. lime green, red, yellow, slate blue, purple, orange...go for pop colour accent.


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