I really didn't set out to make this "wood and ironstone" month on my blog but looking back at my posts this month, that definitely seemed to be the recurring theme.
So bear with me as I post one more wood and white project.
I found these old, wood tools a couple of weeks ago. Two t-squares and a piece that I'm not familiar with.
I got the bundle of 3 for $5.00.
For today's project I used the tool piece I'm not familiar with.
It measures approximately 33" in length, with metal on both ends and a metal rod that runs the length of the wood.
My first thought was to simply hang the tool on the wall and clip photos to the metal rod but I ran into a small problem. On the back side of the piece was a piece of metal which stuck out and prohibited the wood from laying flat against the wall.
So my next idea was to use the tool as a shelf facing.
Using a 1" x 2" stained piece of wood for the shelf, I glued the 1" x 2" to the back side of the tool (you can see the 1" x 2" extends past the protruding metal piece that kept me from just hanging it on the wall).
After attaching some picture hangers on the back of the shelf, I hung it in my dining room. The 1" x 2" is just deep enough to hold some of my platters and the tool facing piece extends about 1/4" above the 1" x 2" so the plates won't slide off.
I think the best feature of this old tool is the metal rod.
I didn't want that feature to go to waste, so I hung a vintage linen and a doily over the rod.
Now that this project is finished, I promise to make March a "wood and ironstone" free month.
Actually, I have been contemplating painting the dining room and may make that my big project for March. The dining room has not been painted in over 10 years and I'm thinking it's time for a change. I'm not sure what color....something neutral. If any of you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!
Have a great week.