Asked on Jan 25, 2017

My most unexpected repurpose project

As I was cleaning out my father's office, I came upon a huge stash of old floppy disks - some of which were still unused. It seemed a shame to throw them away so I upcycled them into cabinet pull backers for my Ikea cabinet in the bathroom.

I used the metal disk part for this project and painted the middle orange to complement our wall colour. Now the pulls have more presence and help brighten a dull bathroom.

I'll be posting this and a few more floppy disk hacks on my Hometalk page at Birdz of a Feather soon !
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Floppy Disk Ikea Cabinet Pull Hack
  7 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 26, 2017
    Brilliant! You gave it new life!

  • Sam Sam on Jan 26, 2017
    not exactly sure this makes a whole lot of dif. not real noticeable to me.
    not exactly sure its worth the trouble?

    • Birdz of a Feather Birdz of a Feather on Feb 01, 2017
      Sam - I think you've missed the point. I can't bear to see anything useful go into the landfill. There's so much we can do with the things we have to breathe new life into them. It may not have huge visual impact - like some projects on Hometalk - but I think it's the small things that make the biggest difference when it comes to mindset! Living a sustainable life is always worth the trouble. After all, good planets are hard to find :)

  • BJ BJ on Jan 26, 2017
    My son started a great idea for old CDs or DVDs that we have adopted....Just stick one over any nail used for hanging up items in the garage, SO much easier to locate them and 0 effort!

  • Wal13132785 Wal13132785 on Jan 28, 2017
    Some people take some of those floppy disk or else CD that are too scratch to play again with contact paper & use them as coasters in their rooms.

  • Clara Steendahl Clara Steendahl on Jan 29, 2017
    Umm, what does Floppy disk look like? What do they look like?

  • Birdz of a Feather Birdz of a Feather on Jan 31, 2017
    Clara - I've attached a picture for you. The part in the centre is what I used.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Feb 01, 2017
    This is so smart!!

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    • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Feb 01, 2017
      I agree with you completely! Thank you for sharing the small stuff, too :)