Saturday, February 19, 2011

Printer's Drawer Bulletin Board

Another Saturday night.....
and that means it's time to party with Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors.
Every week Donna hosts her Saturday Nite Special party and this weeks theme is bulletin boards.

My newest bulletin board was created from an old printer's drawer with the dividers removed.
And if you're thinking you've seen me use this printer's drawer before, you would be right.  My previous project (posted here) proved to be a disaster (Velcro failure) so on to Plan B.....a bulletin board.

I had a large sheet of cork and cut it to fit inside the compartments of the drawer.
I then added a few embellishments to the bulletin board.

An old yardstick to create a storage ledge.
Three vintage hooks on the bottom for hanging items.
Eye hooks and wire to hang photos and ephemera.

And a piece of paper from a piano roll as a backdrop for some old family photos (easily removable when I want to change the look).
I plan on hanging this in my studio tomorrow.
I'm off to go visit some of the other blogs linked to the party.  Always lots of inspiration!

Jane

50 comments:

  1. Jane, you are always coming up with a clever project. What a nice addition to your studio. ~ Sarah

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  2. Very cool... I have three trays waiting for a project... may need to copy this... love it

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  3. This is way cool. As an ebay seller I have jars full of cool junk that we sometimes sell as an altered art lot. This board gives me lots of ideas! I see a lot of these print drawers while joggin thru the antique malls. This is really nice, great job! Very inspirational!

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  4. That is so cool! Visiting for the first time (coming over from FunkyJunk's SNS). I'm off to look around at more posts. I love what I see so far.

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  5. This turned out awesome as always Jane.
    I adore the hooks along the bottom and the wire threaded to hold the pictures. TOO SMART
    Amy

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  6. Great reincarnation, Jane! Very funky, but functional and decorative at the same time!

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  7. What a wonderful project. I think the yard stick and hooks make it have such character-- even when you change out the photos and other tid-bits.
    I like it!

    Hope you and yours are doing well.
    I'm praying for your family.

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  8. It is always hard to fit what we want into those little spaces and this was a fabulous idea! Hope all is well with you ~ Judi

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  9. Very clever and very cool Jane! I just bought a printers tray with no dividers last week and I'm hoping to turn it into a boot tray. Just have to figure out how to "waterproof" it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Polly

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  10. See this is another reason why I hang on to stuff, ever since I saw your other project I have thought, it's a good thing I didn't get rid of that printers tray, but the little compartments have always thrown me off. This is fantastic! The ruler and hooks are a great touch plus I always love that you add family photos to your artwork! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! Theresa xoxo

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  11. Jane, I love it. I don't know how you come up with these unique ideas, but you do.

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  12. Smart thinking removing those compartments....love all the added details too, very clever :) Laurel

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  13. Making lemonade out of a lemon compartment failure : D

    You get an L for lovely.

    xx
    z

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  14. Oh I love it!! And I just happen to have one of those drawers. No dividers.
    Will just add the divisions in 3 or 4 sections like you have it.
    Thank you miss creative!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  15. Cool! Love the Kansas City map, too!

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  16. Velcro failure, oh no, and it was pretty darn cute too. Well not surprised your second attempt is just as cute. Great details, the hooks, the yard stick, and the wire. I know I have a couple of these in my storage unit, I need to dig them out.
    Susanne.

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  17. Love this idea.
    I also saw a real cute idea on Etsy where they kept the dividers but hung little hooks at the top of each for earrings. I added your link to my blog. Thank you for sharing, Barbara

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  18. It's totally wonderful!! Those doggie pictures are so great!

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  19. LOVE!!!!!! Oh my word I'm in love with this. Nevermind a bb, this is art.

    I've featured you on SNS #69's sidebar this weekend. Just had to. :)

    Donna

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  20. very very clever....really like what you did

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  21. This is FABULOUS ~ I love it! WOW, you have my wheels a spinning ~
    http://welcometotheturnerfarm.blogspot.com

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  22. I have a similar drawer and I am going to try to make this for my studio. Thanks for the clever idea!

    Carol

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  23. Jane,
    This is absolutely wonderful and I want one!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. That's really cool Jane! Love the addition of the yardstick:@)

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  25. Jane, what a great idea. The bulletin board looks terrific.

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  26. Not sure which I like more, the board itself or how you have it displayed. You did good, girl! I want one :) xo

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  27. Sorry to hear version one wasn't a success, but never mind version two is just as cute.
    What a gorgeous pup!

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  28. Great idea for a bulletin board. Love the keys!

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  29. Love it (as usual)! Great use for that yardstick.

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  30. Hi Jane, I love that bulletin board. You are ever so creative! Do you have anymore wall space left?
    lol
    xoxo

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  31. Hey Jane! There you go again making something fabulous! Never in my wildest imagination would I look at knives and think sunburst mirror. Fantastic! And your collection of Valentines cards is amazing. They sure don't make cards like that anymore. Hope your family is well and that you are having a great weekend. Best wishes, Tammy

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  32. Another fabulous project Jane. I love not only that you turned that drawer into a bulletin board but the things you put up on it are perfect.

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  33. Hi Jane. Neat idea using the eye hooks and wire! It looks wonderful.

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  34. You are amazing...!!! I love that idea and what CUTE puppy prints I see!! LOL!!
    You could/should write a book with all your ideas in them!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  35. Love it, love it, love it!!!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love both versions. Too bad the velcro didn't hold. No need to fear, you just came up with another fabulous idea. Very, very clever.

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  37. You are always coming up with some great ideas! Love the look of this. Connie

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  38. What a perfect use for an old tray like this! It looks so great! Love the yardstick and hooks, too!

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  39. Wow! I am totally in love with your bulletin board! I have a printer's drawer waiting for attention too. You've definitely inspired me to get something done with it. Again - WOW!

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  40. Jane your brain is amazing!!!
    This is a work of art!
    Like EVERYTHING you do!!!!

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  41. I love youre blogg!!
    Hugs and kisses

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  42. So cool looking Jane...love those hooks at the bottom!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  43. Pure genius! Removing those little compartment dividers....my tray has been in the carport....7 years too long!

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  44. I am in the process of making one of these fabulous bulletin boards, after seeing yours yesterday. I have everything - even the yardstick although I need to make mine darker to look old (I have 12 yardsticks now - is this a collection?!) I am going to hang a looking glass on one of my hooks as I seem to be needing to read small print with something other than my glasses lately. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. I love printers' drawers so I took a sharp intake of breath on reading you'd removed the dividers, but what a wonderful job you've done! The bulletin board looks great and full of interest. I really like the things you've decorated it with. xx

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  46. Oh BUMMER Jane....I LOVED the other project....But I tell ya....This one SERIOUSLY ROCKS....Once again I LOVE the elements you've used....It's just a STUNNING piece all round....!

    THANKS for sharing,
    Tamarah :o)

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  47. Smarty Pants, this is too cute too. I bet your gettin' tired of me saying that by now.

    Have a wonderful weekend...Tracy :)

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  48. I don't know what you do for a living but you have a real talent. This is the kinda stuff we watch HGTV for.
    Lisa

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