Monday, February 11, 2013

Cottage Junk

I rescued this old cabinet door from the salvage yard a while back along with a couple of others. My original idea was to turn this one into a chalkboard, but I got distracted from that plan and ended up putting all of them on the back burner.  Plan B: I always have plenty of junk hanging around, so why not merge the two.

I gathered up some junk from my overflowing collection and turned it into....

Cottage junk.
I used screws for the old hooks and some small nails here and there, but most of the junk was just glued in place with E6000.

Horseshoe, typewriter ribbon spool, doorknob spindle, section of a copper frame, typewriter ruler, and a miscellaneous typewriter part.

Section of a brass frame, typewriter ruler, pocket watch gear, drawer handles, and a fitting from a lamp.

No paint job was required and the original hinges are still intact.  I'll be decorating the other cabinet doors with more junk. 

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52 comments:

  1. Okay Betsy...another charming idea:) This one I will share on facebook.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. That's great! Very creative. Definitely pinning.

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  3. just beautiful.
    i have also been wanting, for a while to create a sign for my studio from found objects.
    the words i want to spell are: "OBTAINIUM ART - Studio"
    almost there . . . just a few more letters to go.
    thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. So charming! I think this ranks in my top 3 favorites of the amazing things you're shared here.

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  5. Betsy, this is so whimsical and fun. I love it.

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  6. Love it !
    Do you have time to sleep at night, as your mind must be running 90 miles an hour thinking up all the creative repurposing ideas you come up with ? :-D

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  7. Love your cottage sign. It really looks fantastic. Well done! Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  8. That is just f..... cute! How clever! You drive me crazy....I need to do everything you come up with...!

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  9. Hi Betsy, Love how you used this cabinet door! I have several of these that I use for non usable bread boards to hold candles, lavender sprigs and whatevers! I will now use one with the junk I've collected to make myself a sign/hook board! Love it so much! xo Pam

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  10. No way! That is so stinkin' cool! You kinda outdid yourself this time. I bow to thee!

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  11. Betsy you are so darn creative! Who else would see this in that??? Love it! You really do inspire me!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Betsy, one word:
    ADORABLE!!!!!!!

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  13. I LOVE this Betsy! You are so cleaver it looks amazing!
    xx
    Anne

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  14. Amazing, but, I'm not surprised. You have the best ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Trisha

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  15. That is just amazing! I would never think a watch part and drawer handle could be "g" until you showed me how. I am at a loss for words.

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  16. I just love it! So very cute, I have plenty of junk, why didn't I think of that! Super cute idea. Hope you share it with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. Oh, I just love this...think of all the fun words you could create!

    ~Trisha

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  18. Stop...I can't stand it! Your are so creative and such a think out of the box girl!! You have got to get this published! Of course I LOVE IT!

    Carol

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  19. My goodness, what will you think of next! Something clever, creative and fun, I'm sure!
    Liz

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  20. CLEVAH! I love old doo-dads, and your use of them just takes them to another level!
    -Revi

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  21. I love your cottage, sign, Betsy. Very cool!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. This is so awesome, Betsy! Every time I think one of your projects is my favorite...you come up with another fabulous one! LOVE it!!

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  23. YOU ARE A GENIUS. I think I love you.

    :)

    FABULOUS DAHLINK!

    xoRebecca

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  24. Love all your "junk". Yes they are treasures! Create on!

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  25. You are so talented and so very creative, Betsy! I love how you look at a group of objects in a completely new way and turn it into something fantastic--very well done! This sign is so cute--now you've got me thinking!

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  26. O.M.G. My chin hit the floor when I scrolled down...

    Brilliant!

    This is such a great piece; I just wish I had a cottage to hang it in.

    Absolutely fantastic Betsy! You are amazing.

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  27. It may technically be considered as "junk" but for me, the piece is a real treasure now. Your creativity is overflowing in this craft Betsy

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  28. That is so creative and adorable!You definitely turned all of those pieces into a treasure.

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  29. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! How clever! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  30. This is beyond creative! I love the concept and the design. Thank you so much for sharing!
    melinda

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  31. It's very cute! And look at that big bundle of lavender! AAAAhhhh!!!

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  32. 1. You are too clever - it is so cute!
    2. I would love to go out salvaging with you - actually reading and seeing your ideas is making me look at things in a different way

    Thanks for the inspiration

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  33. Coming over from The Shabby Creek Cottage Party. Love this sign, so clever to see the letters in old bits and pieces. I might have to head down to my husbands workshop now...

    Julie

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  34. you have to send this one to craft gossip~I wanto make one!!!! Have as much junk as you:):):) great IDEA!!!!

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  35. Everything looks better once it's been "Betsy-fied"!!! Charming!!!

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  36. you.
    are.
    a.
    genious!!!!!!

    love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

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  38. OK, Friend! You've outdone yourself with this one! I love everything about it.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I'm running behind this week, but pop on over to see yourself featured today.

    Hugs,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  39. Betsy this is absolutely darling. I love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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