A stencilled junky junk drawer to organize junk

Route 66 Old Sign Stencil on a junky junk drawer to organize junk / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
This is one of those projects where you slap something together as things come to mind, not paying all that much attention to detail, because it’s not like you are going to BLOG ABOUT IT.

Heh. 

Well… after my haul from the flea market on the weekend, I needed a place for all my rusty hinges and stuff. So I decided to make an unfancy box.

Route 66 Old Sign Stencil on a junky junk drawer to organize junk / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I honestly was just slapping some random boards together, thinking nothing of it. 

But then, blame it on that cool aqua hinge… things started to transpire from there.

Fusion Mineral Paint on a random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I decided to paint one of the separators aqua. The orange tone of the board just stood out too much.

Besides, the orange may have competed against the rust on the hinges anyway… and they care about stuff like that.

I mixed together two sample pots of Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain and Ceramic (that were sent to me to try) to achieve the tone I was after.

It mixed together like whipping cream! Seamless.

Fusion Mineral Paint is a flat acrylic based paint that needs no primer nor topcoat. It’s great stuff!

Fusion Mineral Paint on a random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Drying to the touch nearly instantly, I lightly sanded it just enough so the woodgrain standing up got hit.

MARKET old sign stencil on a random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Here’s where I have to laugh, because I’m actually showing you a hackfest cheat that probably wins them all.

I don’t like using my table saw (I need a new, safer one), so I make boards work as is.

So when I screwed the boards onto the bottom, I added spaces so I didn’t have to cut the side frames all over again.

Who has time for that? šŸ™‚

MARKET old sign stencil on a random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
But gaps on the bottom would have been bad for storage.

So I marked where the holes where on the sides, drew lines and screwed the separators over top of the gaps. 

No holes!

And my table saw continues to collect cobwebs. Just the way I like it.

A stencilled random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
In case it isn’t obvious, all the different sections are done in true random style to resemble chunks of boards or old signs cut up. 

A stencilled random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I added a handle to the back side of the ‘drawer’ as well, because I knew this guy would be carrying some weight.

Route 66 Old Signs Stencil on a junky junk drawer to hold junk / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
And hey, if you’re going random, go all the way! One section of the Route 66 stencil is flipped upside down.

And then I beat it good. Hitting it with a hammer, scraping the sides, whatever. The white wood looked brand new when I first started with it.

aqua rusty hinge / A stencilled random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
All this Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint rah rah because of this trouble maker cool hinge…

rusty hinge and handle storage in a workshop / A stencilled random reclaimed wood junk drawer with dividers / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I know… please remain standing single file please. All this rusty goodness in one place is liable to cause a junk stampede.

Route 66 Old Sign Stencil on a junky junk drawer to organize junk / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
One junky junk drawer holding junk, at your service!

And now I think I need more… šŸ™‚

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  1. Donna, I love this draw holding junk stuff!
    Fusion paint is not really popular in Spain so far but it is coming. What do you actually think about the finish effect? Would you recommend it?
    Thanks and take care,
    Anne.

  2. Ok. Well, that was good for me. Was it good for you? After seeing this post, I feel like I need a cigarette. Um, wait. I don’t smoke. What I’m trying to say is…that is one AMAZING junky junk drawer.:)

  3. love the junk drawer & your stencils. I have wanted to stencil things for my booth and your stencils have been perfect. Easy to work with and I’m having fun playing around with them. What is your most popular stencil?

  4. Oh, this is absolutely junkalicious! You could even use this in a home office to sort mail or to keep your office supplies in! Must have in my life! šŸ™‚

  5. FABulous and so full of personality, and to think it all started with an aqua hinge. Love your stencil placement and the pretty Fusion Mineral Paint color you came up with!!

  6. This is adorable… just when I thought I was done with turqoise!!! This would be a cute shelf/wall decor!!! Thanks alot, another project on my “wish I would to-do” list!

  7. Hi Donna –
    I absolutely love this! How cute and looks so easy to make!
    I have to tell you all, I ordered my Farmers’ Market stencil and received it within a week and put a bug in my kids ears for the Coffee stencil for a mother’s day gift for me. So darn easy to work with, I love it! I made 2 signs within an hour!
    Thank you Donna for the prompt delivery that your business provides-now I just have to wait to see if my kids come through or will have to make another order.
    Elizabeth

  8. The touch of aqua and the mix-matched wood pieces, and then there’s the black metal handle the makes the Route 66 signage pop. If I were a rusty hinge, I’d want to hang out in this junky drawer, too!