The hubs has been bugging me to death lately to get some sort of In/Out box for myself so that the paperwork he needs me to do for his business isn't
So I'm thinking of making something when I just happened upon the exact thing I needed at Marshall's the other day.
Only problem - wrong color.
It was bright red and I needed something more in line with vintage industrial. I just happened to have a can of "Hammered Metal" spray paint by Rustoleum that has been waiting (patiently), for just this kind of project. A couple of coats later, I had a industrial-looking wire magazine rack for the office!
As I've mentioned on my Facebook page, Tim Holtz is not just for scrapbooking! I am constantly collecting cool stuff of his every time I visit Hobby Lobby or Tuesday Morning here. It's that perfect mix of French/Industrial/Steampunk looks that I love.
I had a package of vintage-looking bin numbers from the Ideaology line on hand. I used some Elmer's spray glue and adhered to the middle top of each pocket on the rack, making sure each tag hole was near a wire. I then took the brads that came with the tags, and instead of spreading the brads apart, I wrapped them around the wire that was by each hole to secure them in place. All in all, it took about an hour to complete.
All that's left is finding a place to hang it and have it completely full of "stuff" before the day is through!
BTW, my every-so-joyful 6 year old has decided to get on the crafting/designing train herself. Yesterday she felt that a couple of our steps down to the pool needed a "makeover". She methodically removed moss from one corner of the yard and covered the steps completely.
She was SO pleased with herself and I'm not sure I want to remove it because it IS rather comfortable to walk on now, and I'm kinda liking it myself.
- est, 2011 -