Thursday, February 3, 2011

old things made new #1

so, i bought this shutter for $5. a few years ago on one of my junking trips.
i originally thought i would do a painting on it but because of it's size and especially it's weight,
i found that idea to be impractical.

one day jake and i were talking about his need for a bulletin board and his need for
something to hold his ever growing collection of baseball hats.

this is what we came up with.

first we scoured flea markets for hooks of all shapes and sizes.
it' very easy to find old brass hooks.

then we painted the shutter black and glued on cork (from a roll)
note: we used a heavy dose of craft glue and then placed books on top for weight until the glue was dry.
we did try a spray glue made specifically for cork but it just peeled right up. 
then we screwed the hooks to the bottom.
hung it up.

so for about $12. jake has a big, unusual corkboard/hat rack.

enjoy your weekend! 


Sandy Mastroni said...

see > your brain isn't frozen ... you are still very creative !

sugar Creek said...

That's a great idea! Love it!

Pat said...

That is awesome Tracy

Liz Revit said...

What a clever idea! Looks great.