I worked on something today amidst all the mayhem of garage sale pile making.
Remember this picture? The pile is MUCH bigger than what you see here today.
But there is one thing missing out of this little pile. I may have lost some friends because I know a few locals were really REALLY interested in that tool caddy. Well…
With the deadline of losing it looming, I decided to roll up my sleeves to see if I could give it a shot.
Let’s this say this shelving unit was soooo stuffed with crap it was pretty much spring loaded and ready to blow.
Something I’m sure you didn’t catch (scroll up for a peek) was the fact that this massive watermelon box was stapled to the back of the cubby. It did look really cool with the picture showing through the slats and all. Problem was, it was moldy as I had left the caddy out in the rain for… a year? Whoops.
It was quite amazing. And was attached with a bazillion little rusty nails.
I had a few sheets of bead board I thought I’d see if I could use as a backer instead. And know what? They fit PERFECT. Isn’t that crazy?
I just reused the little rusty nails over again. What the hey.
The unit required 3 sheets with one I cut down with the jigsaw in just a few minutes. No big deal. Crooked as all getout, but no big deal.
I mean, look how the piece fit! See the switch plate to the right? Check the door to the left. We were squeakin’ in! But it FIT.
And the bead board backer looked amazing!
I really like all the original writing on the label slats. Just a very cool cool piece!
By the way, I do believe my brother said he made it. Which is another reason I wanted to keep it if I could.
And here it is in all it’s new glory. Alongside a freshly painted wall no less!
I have more plans for this area, perhaps shallow shelves for paint cans all the way up to the ceiling…
Awww… my little rusty cogs and jar full of beat up nails even have their own bedrooms now. 🙂 Nighty nite guys!
This next photo is dedicated to my dear friend Miss Mustard Seed. She was scoffing in this post about some guy wanting to buy a decadent shelf she was after, and had visions of him using it in his workshop to house rusty screws and bolts inside an old peanut butter jar.
How about rusty nails in a pickle jar instead? Is this better? 🙂 I’m totally MMS’s worst nightmare I can tell!
Remember my little chicken coop? It got emptied into the tool caddy thing so….
…this area is my new wood storage area!
I’m in love. I even have the wood separated by type. 🙂
A little hack trick to get these boards staying put is to just use a screw or nail in between them to keep them from falling over.
Well now fellow woodworkers, it worked so well, I plan to go to the hardware store and get those BIG HONKIN’ nails I always laugh at when out yonder. That will do the trick even more awesome as the stacks grow deeper.
I call this one “Nightmare on Funky Junk Street.”
MUCH improved! Thanks little garage sale, for inspiring this one!
And where this is going… who knows!
Hey. Speaking of all things crusty and rusty…
I’m guest posting over at Freckled Laundry today, and I’m talking about RUST.
Her slideshow of metals is to DIE for and very pro. Jami shows many examples of how she infuses metal to get her decadent look in her own home.
If you love whites, you are in for a treat at Freckled Laundry! Goodness…
I’ve showcased how I use rust and why in my own home.
You can check out my rusty guest post HERE.
No worries MMS! No cob webbed food jars in sight. 🙂