Happy Friday, everyone! There are many things going on here in The Land of Making Do, so I’ll give you a peek at the harvest going on outside our door. Don’t you love Fall?
The sounds of combines roaring in the background are a constant reminder that I must dust the furniture t-o-d-a-y. It cannot wait even one more day!
I never knew how dusty farm life can be until we moved from suburbia to this little humble spot of land here in North Mississippi. Living the country life is worth every speck of extra dust that collects inside, whether I do anything about it or not. 😉
Before I start that dusting, I want to give you an update on a little detail in the laundry room.
When I posted my Grimy to Great (and Green) Antique Ironing Board on Hometalk, someone commented that they thought I should add a hook to make it useful as a towel rack. Well, that was a great idea! Except, the board is too far from the sink for that.
Also, we have a towel hoop mounted on the right side of the cabinet, just beside the sink. It doesn’t show in the pictures, though, so how would you know?
A couple of readers discussed some vintage baby clothing and another mentioned some sort of graphic. Well, I love the graphic idea (which I completely could picture in my mind as beautiful!).
The vintage clothing idea jogged my memory of some childhood shirts PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me that belonged to HBD (Handy Builder Dad). I searched a spare closet upstairs, and here they are!
For a bonus, I can use the hooks for other things – to occasionally change the look.
As with most things in The Land of Making Do, these hooks have a story behind them. PAM and I came across this metal plate in my grandmother’s old sewing basket when I visited them earlier this year.
Neither of us knew what it was, but PAM gave it to me because she knew I’d find a place for it here somewhere.
Later, my parents visited us, and we hit our favorite nearby antique place. Look what observant PAM found hanging on display!
The random sewing basket find is the same, except the hook is broken off. It’s a vintage ticket holder. I mounted this one at the top of the board for hanging things.
The hook-less emblem is mounted at the bottom of the board for balance.
The center knob came off an old cabinet door. Never throw away old hardware.
With the hook and knob on the board, I can use one or both – or none. I love choices, don’t you? Versatility is key.
What’s on your project list this weekend? What about your fun list? (Or both!) Whatever the case, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I’m partying at Metamorphosis Monday. Won’t you join us?