Giving junk a job

February 9th, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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A few rusty vintage licence plates teamed up with a cultivator blade make one junkin little fun cover for a plain old crate. Youd never know his guy holds my sons bring-home  school paperwork mess for an entire year!
Im always in search of twine and string for some reason, so why not show it off at the same time? An old woodsy box was the perfect candidate.
This old tape dispenser is the perfect spot for a few small office helps. Also great for sticky notes and business cards.
This little old lantern minus its glass got a ball of tightly wound white mini lights for Christmas and now illuminates little dark corners.
A rustic storage cabinet with a bare door begging for attention got a little rust jewelry to junk it up some.
I recently threw a little challenge on my blog to create things out of What is that?!? objects. Some smarty pants will no doubt know what these are, but since I didnt, fair game! Hmmm... can I make them productive?
So I like to fiddle with strange objects to see what else theyll do. Well lookit that. If I bend them, theres some strength to that hold... hmmm...
Screw a few to the back of an old crate sign and you have yourself a one of a kind letter holder.
Yup, these things were plenty strong with three of them. Perfect! Where did I put it?
Right by the front door.
Hey and guess what... Im so organized I forget my mails in there. Perfect! Not nearly as many bills to pay now...
This is one big honkin S hook of some kind. What on earth would one require this for?!? No idea. But I had a better plan for it anyway. Oh youll love this.
Talk about one productive little number, eh? :)
A few rusty vintage licence plates teamed up with a cultivator blade make one junkin little fun cover for a plain old crate. Youd never know his guy holds my sons bring-home  school paperwork mess for an entire year!

A few rusty vintage licence plates teamed up with a cultivator blade make one junkin' little fun cover for a plain old crate. You'd never know his guy holds my son's bring-home  school paperwork mess for an entire year!


My favorite thing in the whole wide world is naturally junk. But what rusts my bucket to the max is when it's also productive. So I played with a few new pieces over the last while and put them to work to earn their keep! I still have to train a few as no one's brought me my coffee yet. Baby steps...


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, eclectic, industrial, funky, , organizer, country, whimsical, entry, bathroom, letters, rusty, rust

Comments (11)

playingatjunk writes: Great Fun!! All I can say Hey Don't throw that away lady!! Posted: 5:12 am on November 10th
alicemom writes: Donna,
Love it all. I agree with Lani the tape dispenser is my fav.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:31 pm on February 14th
junkfestgirl writes: Way to put that junk to work Donna! Love it all! Posted: 10:25 am on February 13th
CottageElements writes: Ooooh, so much good stuff you have there, Donna! I'm a little partial to the tape dispenser, but I'd love to have it all!

Lani Posted: 7:40 pm on February 12th
MakinItHappen writes: I ADORE that lantern! And, by the way, your blog is awesome!!! Posted: 7:57 am on February 12th
JunkArchitect writes: This is an amazing bunch of creations but my favorite is the mail organizer.

Jim
Posted: 6:58 am on February 12th
Lauretta writes: Isn't rusty the best! Your ideas are so wonderful and they add that great head-turning interest to a house that anyone can afford! Love it all! Lauretta Posted: 8:12 am on February 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wonderful transformations all! Especially love the license-plate crate, glowing lantern and tape dispenser. Posted: 10:05 am on February 10th
chippingcharm writes: Love it all...but especially the little rusty holder for the TP, very clever :) Laurel Posted: 3:41 pm on February 9th
RustyDiva writes: YOU ARE MY NEW FAVORITE!!!! Love it all but especially love the little ball of lights in the old lantern. Posted: 2:47 pm on February 9th
Junkpony writes: Wow, awesome ideas... the blade on the crate is very nifty, and I love the rusty bling on the cabinet. Cool! Posted: 12:54 pm on February 9th
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