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. 

Pin It


Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday

52 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

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

Blessings,
Linda

Artsy VaVa said...

That's great! Very creative. Definitely pinning.

Rebeca Trevino said...

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.

Into Vintage said...

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

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

so clever and adorable!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

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

Glenda/MidSouth said...

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

Createology said...

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

Karen Bates said...

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

Sue@House Pretty said...

Now, that's cute!

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

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

Michelle L. said...

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

Linda @ A La Carte said...

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

Fanciful Ponderings said...

That is super cute!

Maggie said...

Betsy, one word:
ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Anne said...

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

Trisha said...

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

Kathy said...

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.

poindextr said...

absolutely adorable!! xo

Loretta Thomas said...

Beautiful and creative!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your sign!

Di said...

Love it!! Di

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Trisha said...

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

~Trisha

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

~ Liz ~ said...

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

Revi said...

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

cynthia lee designs said...

What a cool piece...love it!!

~Cindy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

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

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

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!!

Sheila Earhart said...

Love it! GORGEOUS!

Rebecca said...

YOU ARE A GENIUS. I think I love you.

:)

FABULOUS DAHLINK!

xoRebecca

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Cute, cute, cute!! LOVE it :)

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Brilliant, Betsy. Simply brilliant!

Erin Kaven said...

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

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

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!

Maureen said...

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.

Diane Writes said...

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

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You are so clever, I love it!

Karen said...

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

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

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

The Refeathered Roost said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Art and Sand said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

That is soooo fabulous!!!

Julie Boarder said...

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

Connie Mercer said...

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

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

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

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

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

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

Melanie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

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

Jann Olson said...

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