Today, I felt a need to play.
But no. While still clamouring around in my pjs, I wandered to my newly cleaned up photo studio, desiring a more creative outlet.
See what happens when you clean up the place?!
One of my fav things to do is come up with 10 minute projects, as I call them.
They are always more than 10 minutes in a blogger’s world… but I think you get where I’m coming from.
If I KNEW what I was going to do ahead of time, it would only take that long.
Today I was inspired to create a new tool junk styled station. I love pushing myself, to see how I could store different things from my heaping pile of junk.
So, it all started with 3 fence boards I got from that fence lottery win.. of sorts.
And a surplus of signs stacked in the garage, from dismantled past projects. Never throw out a good sign I say… (made from THESE stencils)
So… I tried out a few sayings, like coffee, cabin, market, pantry… and honestly, this is when my mind started reeling with so many idea for any of those themes, I had to rethink the purpose of my project again.
Tools. Paint. Yeah! Ok, got it.
You’ll see what I ended up with in a moment. But first, I needed to figure out what was going to be mounted on the boards.
I like useful junk that helps me do things. So a clipboard, funnel, strange hook from Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques… and who knows what that other long black thing is came into play.
Mounting was easy. One screw per board for a start, then using a level and hammer, the boards were hit until level, then more screws added. Done!
Then I just played until I came up with this.
Market won! (part of Farmers’ Market) But honestly, any of the signs would have looked cool.
So, lemme pull you in closer for a little tour.
Do you remember the branch handled toolboxes? This one was installed on its side to work as a shelf of sorts.
Very quirky! But that’s all part of the junk infused ride.
And two oil cans became receipt holders.
And that weird black thing that use to be a weird red thing is holding various tape.
I love this branch with the offshoot, which just makes for an interesting hook! A rag was great on it too, but I’m always in mid stencil mode, so hanging a few up while working or waiting for a stencil to dry after cleaning would be handy.
But this is why playing is so important, and valuable….
And why oh WHY did I have this barrel just standing there doing nothing in my stash? It’s the perfect clean, dry garbage barrel, with style.
And this is why, some days in pjs should just be for play.
Because you just may be more productive than if you did real work! 🙂
Here’s the junk styled tool station I came up with awhile back.
And then there’s the paint shelf from cut up signs…
All I can say is, thank goodness for rusty junk.
I don’t know where I’d store my junk without it!