Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Board At Home

This is NOT a craft blog.  
However I've been in a crafty mood so if you hate crafts, I apologize.  
If you love crafts... <waves>. 

Here are two boards I made to go over my craft table to help keep things off my desk but still close at hand. 

This project was free.  It's a very nice piece of scrap birch the husband had left over from a project from years ago.  (You don't toss birch.)  ;)  The pockets are from old jeans that I used the legs for banners (another project I'll show soon).  I used a staple gun to attach the pockets and the twine in the back.  Though you can see the staples clearly in the photo they don't show up as much in person. You can certainly add ribbon or other embellishments to cover them, but I'm lazy and don't mind them.  ;)

Cheap ways to make hangers with household items.  *The can tab I've used for about 3-years now and I've had no problems with it. 

At the top of the picture is a piece of cut, hammered and copper painted roof flashing.  And barely in the photo is two magnetic dishes.  The kind used for holding small metal parts.  In this case tiny watch gears and other tiny 'steamjunk'. 

On the bottom of the photo are two drawer plaques, the kind the noisy handled dresser pulls attach too?  I know you know what I'm talking about.  We've all tried to get up quietly in the mornings, get dressed and get that one cup of coffee before the house wakes up, only to accidentally drop the dresser pulls and have them hit these stinkin' metal pieces!  What?!  Only me?  ;)  The husband stamped "steam" "junk" on the two plates for me and I added cup hooks to hold my skeleton keys and other doodads

And the finished piece (for now... I may add more junk later).  ;)  Everything pictured we had in the house besides the two magnetic dishes which were $1.50 a piece, so the project was a total of $3.00.  My cheap heart is happy and my steamjunk is handy. 

1 comment:

  1. I really love those pocket organizers! I have a few things hanging with soda can tabs too. They last forever!


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