Jackson has a lot of puppets and he really likes them. So, I’d been wanting to him a puppet theatre for a while, but I couldn’t find any that weren’t really small or made of cardboard. So while in the garage one afternoon, I saw an old IKEA DVD rack just laying around and got to thinking… this thing is perfect. After some scouring around the house, I had gathered some black paint, colored chalk, hot glue, a spare piece of thin plywood and a rough idea of what it should look like. The next day I went to the craft store and got a half yard of red velvet fabric and was on my way back home to assemble it. I ended up only needing 5 out if the 21 dowels for support (I kept the rest around for new projects), I hot glued the dowels in and sewed the curtains loosely to the dowels. After painting the plywood black, I hot glued it onto the rack and clamped it down until it dried. Grabbed some colored chalk, drew a quick little title for the days “show” and we were done. It was about $5 to make and the kids really enjoy seeing the puppets from a proper stage. Plus, they really like being able to come up with plot lines and writing them on the billboard. Successful repurposing.