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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Things I have Learned

I have learned that everything that we have seen or learned over the years can be modified or augmented into our new life of simplicity. The famous Andy Warhol 100 Cans is a painting that we all are familiar with. As I began walking this path, I began salvaging everything I could, to include the labels of the cans of food. At first I put the labels in the burn box. Then I started thinking, what else could I do with them? It was then I remembered Andy Warhol.

Here are some pictures of my pantry:

I used a decoupage type of glue- water with Elmer's glue...and then put the labels up. It took me a year to save enough labels to finish the small pantry. The other pantry may take lots longer;)Our small pantry is off the kitchen and was originally the furnace, but we took it out as it was old, broken, and wasted space(oh and we use woodstove heat). My sons built shelves and I thought for a while how to cover the drywall and old space.

This may seem like a post about home decorating, but think about this. Prepping is all about rethinking what we have been taught and to live and prepare with what we have available. It is a way for all of us to understand that NO MORE are we bound by fashion, style, and items that are brand new or off of the runway. Preppers are as much inventors and creators as those who are currently receiving patents for items. We take the wheel and see what else it can be. So keep on prepping for any scenario...

1 comment:

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

I'll bet that looks really cool!

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