I am having more fun "shopping" in my studio, uncovering things I've purchased awhile back and, truth be told, have completely forgotten about (sad but true).
Last night I decided to check out what was underneath the sofa in my studio and I found these: vintage player piano rolls.
I would like to say I have a player piano to justify the six piano rolls I thought I needed but that's not the case. I found these beauties for $2.00 apiece and since one is never enough, I bought six. Even the old boxes are cool.
Have you ever unrolled one of these piano rolls? There is a lot of paper on one roll (the picture shows probably 20% of what is on the roll).
Enough rambling.....here is what I created out of one of the piano rolls. Stay with me, I promise this will make sense.
This project only required some measuring and folding to create "pockets".
Once I folded enough pockets I used a zigzag stitch to sew all the folds down on both sides.
I left a length of extra paper at the top and folded it over an old wood hanger and sewed it down (you're getting a sneak peek of how I'm using it).
The tab at the bottom of the piano roll had this little ring attached, perfect to hang some old skeleton keys. The keys are not only decorative but they help weigh the piece down to keep it straight.
Now I can fill the pockets for any occasion.
Right now I've added some of my vintage Valentines but it will be great for photos, postcards, Christmas cards, travel souvenirs or any old ephemera.
Here's a 2nd option.
I still have probably 1/2 of the piano roll left. I might have to cover some old books with it.
I'm linking to some fun parties:
White Wednesday with Kathleen @ Faded Charm (the piano rolls were white at one time)
Boring to Better with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style.