Simple Mondays

August 24th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Nature offers up some of the lovliest of lovlies. Antlers are beautiful all on their own, but today it occurred to me that a pair might just make a fabulous something!
Yeppers, it worked! This pair just happened to sit perfectly level and was just the right size for a picture frame in need of an easel. Thats what I call the luck of a junker!
I love the juxtapostion of the rustic simplicity of the antlers against the more ornate frame. Its picture perfect to me!
Sorry, but I think the skull is cool too!
The antlers support the frame nicely without any alterations. All done now. Thats what I call a simple Monday!
Nature offers up some of the lovliest of lovlies. Antlers are beautiful all on their own, but today it occurred to me that a pair might just make a fabulous something!

Nature offers up some of the lovliest of lovlies. Antlers are beautiful all on their own, but today it occurred to me that a pair might just make a fabulous something!

Let's face it Mondays are not our favorite day of the week, especially as the lazy days of summer fade away into fall. Simple beauty is all around us and I think enjoying and celebrating it is a great way to ease our way back into the work week. The ideas in this series will include easy re-purposes, junkables with a sense of humor, favorite finds, lovely vignettes, decorating tips, and so on. I'm nort sure what else will surface, it is only Monday afterall. The one thing that is certain...there will be no tools involved. Tools are best left alone until after Monday. Am I right??

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Comments (18)

dresdenjunkshun writes: Ingenious...never would have thought easel when I saw the first picture. Love it! Posted: 12:36 am on August 26th
Humana writes: I really got a bulb to light up in my head when I saw this....hmmm let's see, I can go to my husband's barn and get me one of his 100's deer horns, goat horns, cow horns, paint it a pretty color and use it as my recipe book holder on my kitchen counter.............great idea...........thanks, Sue....Cathy Posted: 2:49 pm on August 25th
alicemom writes: Wow Sue! ya done again! After vacation all I can do is simple. Thanks for helping get back in the groove!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:05 pm on August 24th
JunkArchitect writes:

I kinda like the idea of simple Monday through Friday…and Saturday…and Sunday. Your really cool project has inspired me to make my next junk creation as simple and easy as possible no matter what day it is.


Posted: 8:35 pm on August 24th
chippingcharm writes: Lovely...and I'm all about the simple projects...everyday :)
Thanks Sue...Laurel Posted: 8:31 pm on August 24th
junkamor writes: beautiful and inspiring juxoposition! Posted: 8:11 pm on August 24th
misselaineous writes: Hey Sue...Cool Monday Simple design! I don't think we need to worry about ADD..only JDD {junk deficit disorder!} would slow You down!!! Have a great week *elaine* Posted: 7:50 pm on August 24th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Simple and elegant! My favorite kind of project!!


Posted: 7:25 pm on August 24th
teresa99 writes: I now have to send my Brother on a errand to find some deer antlers for me- Great idea.
Thanks Posted: 4:35 pm on August 24th
greencolleen writes: sue really like the idea of simple mondays ;). but i actually like mondays mostly because i generally dont work them ;). but like a good recipe you know the ones with 5 ingrediants or less. pairing 1 or 2 items together are my favs. will be waiting anxiously for your posts. now where to get those antlers ;) Posted: 4:11 pm on August 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, you know I'm all over simple projects! How beautiful this one turned out.

Just lovely!

Posted: 11:44 am on August 24th
shabbychick writes: Sue - Simply natural elegance - nice display.

And, I also love the idea of simple Mondays - since it's noon, and I'm still not quite awake yet... :) (guess I was working in the basement too late last night on a couple projects...).

Kathy Posted: 10:56 am on August 24th
junkermidge writes: That is just the coolest. And it's beautiful! I'm on the hunt for some of my own. Love your simple plan and will now look forward to Mondays. But don't forget the tools altogether (I love me my tools!). Maybe you can designate that for some other day. But junk rocks any day of the week!
Midge Posted: 10:44 am on August 24th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You got my attention when I saw what you did with them antlers,especially when I am in all of these sporting things and I use antlers alot for a display.What a idea but yet simple.Thank's for sharing. Robert Posted: 10:27 am on August 24th
RustyDiva writes: I love repurposeing, I love simple, I love decorating ~ wish I loved Mondays! Hey, maybe now I will. Looking VERY forward to this new idea. (The antlers are great ~ we see a lot of them here)

Kenda Posted: 10:17 am on August 24th
CottageElements writes: Great idea . . . love their simplicity! I think Monday's are a good day to leave the tools alone. I'm not too good with them anyway, and especially on Monday! And you know how I love repurposing. Bring on the Simple Mondays!

Lani Posted: 10:01 am on August 24th
MimiToria writes: Only you Sue would figure out that antlers could be repurposed into a cool and funky picture easel. Another great no brainer project. Fun too.
Posted: 10:00 am on August 24th
roadtriplouise writes: Great Monday project. I love simple decorating. Posted: 9:46 am on August 24th
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