A junk styled file sorter, quirky clock, and cool twine station.
If you’ve just arrived from In My Own Style, welcome!
Junkers, today’s post is extra special and right up your quirk induced alley…
The Painted Fox recently sent 9 DIY bloggers some surprise farm house swag kinda gear in the mail. (their stuff is AMAZINGLY cool with a vintage, farmhouse vibe)
And our assignment was to create something with it. Fun!
Then my head exploded. I honestly could think of a million and one ideas!
“Calm down… what do you NEED?”
So I made 3 things for my blog office. Can you spot them through all that delicious junk?
Look for a junk styled file sorter, quirky clock, and cool twine station… because here we go!
#1. A junk styled file sorter
I needed a paper file of some sort BADLY for my blog office. Papers are always strewn all over the desk, making it a tad difficult to find the keyboard. (handy when you don’t want to work though?) I needed a fix…
- 2 reproduction fan grills (hanging all 3 together would be cool too)
- Rusty washers
- 3 larger S hooks
- 3 smaller S hooks
- (and in my case, 1 weird bracket so I could hook one side onto the ladder)
1. Slightly overlap washers of various sizes (stagger them), then double knot with twine. Trim very short.
2. String S hooks through your ‘washer chains’.
3. Find a way to attach the top S hooks to what ever you’re attaching this thing to. (because I’m pretty sure yours may not be a ladder…)
The top tray sits completely loose so you can easily cart it off to wherever you need to go.
#2. A quirky enamel bowl and fan grill clock
‘Beyond quirk’ would best describe this weird yet funky clock. It’s got a little industrial edge slathered on heavy with junk factor.
I’ve always wanted to build my own junk clock. And this fan grill put me in mind of the vintage caged versions. So here’s my take on a junk styled one.
- Antique reproduction fan grill
- A blue, extremely chipped enamel bowl (if you like your quirk well done)
- Cordless drill, metal drill bit and masking tape
- Clock kit (new or used works)
- Metal friendly glue
1. Masking tape an x to the bottom of the bowl, to mark the centre and also so the drill bit doesn’t slip on you.
2. Drill a hole large enough for the clock workings. Because I KNOW you have this tool bit kit by your side…
3. Insert the clock workings (new or used like mine) through the holes of the bowl and the grill, then end with the hands.
4. Glue the grill to the bowl, and house numbers to the grill with a metal friendly glue. Allow to set.
5. Bend the clock hands ‘towards you’ so they bypass the house number’s bumpy profiles.
Total bonus: It actually works! And makes me smile every time I look at it. This shall come in handy in the early AMs…
#3. Must have cool twine station
This adorable two piece milk crate inspired pot is the cutest thing! I love the fact that you can use them together or separate.
I chose separate… to create a twine station. I’m a twine-aholic and love my string too. I just seem to use it for everything, so I love it within SUUUPER easy grasp.
I feel silly writing this out but I need to match the rest of the blog post format…
- 1 milk crate inspired pot
- A small branch
1. Insert a small branch through a roll of twine, using the caged basket sides for support.
2. Go use your twine, because you are DONE.
I’d be happy to take about 50 of these sweet galvanized things off The Painted Fox’s hands… they are so stinkin’ cute!
Thank-you to The Painted Fox… I LOVED this challenge, and cannot wait to see what the other 8 bloggers have created!
Your next stop… The Handmade Home!
I’m right behind you…
See them all!