Wednesday, June 9, 2010

whatchamacallit ~ updated with 'before' pics!

way back when we cleared out the great aunt's house, the husband found this 'whatchamacallit' in the lawn/garden/tool shed in the back yard...it was like some sort of cabinet or something and it was clearly handmade from pieces-parts/odds and ends and painted black to unify it...it housed nuts, bolts, screws, small tools, etc...i thought it was the coolest thing i'd ever seen, chippy paint and yucky glass knobs and all!

it has sat on the floor in a corner in the craft room ever since (i had wiped it down and scraped off the bubbled up paint and replaced the knobs with some cute green ones i had sitting around)...but it was just too low to the ground to be functional and way too heavy to hang on the wall...so a couple weeks ago when i started the great craft room clear out i came up with a brilliant idea ~  make some sort of stand to raise it up...enter, the husband...exit with this:
ta da!

a totally functional 'whatchamacallit'

here is the stand that the husband crafted from scrap wood and pre fab legs from homedepot...if you click on the picture you can notice several things: how crackled the original black paint is, how horrific the hinges are and see how it fits on the new stand...it now stands about a foot taller than it was just sitting on the floor:

what am i storing inside? there are clues sitting on top:

answer: sewing supplies

i left the original 'no smoking' sign that was in the cabinet when we found it...cause 'no smoking' is just a good rule...

the little drawer on top houses those bias tape makers i keep losing and rotary cutters

so there you have it, my new totally functional 'whatchamacallit'...and thanks to the husband i now love it...

one final note...how sad is it that thread no longer comes on wood spools?

does everything have to be plastic??? plastic, oh how i abhor thee...

~k

6 comments:

c'est Moi! Heather from the TinknFrog said...

What a wonderful job you dear hubby did on making this whatchamacallit re-fabulous! And how wonderfully useful, especially providing a place for those sneaky bias tape makers. Cheers!

*kate said...

This is just the kind of thing I've always wanted on the wall, between the front door and the porch window, to hold the mail and other sundry items!

Tammy said...

Very nice cabinet! Great job with the stand too.

Sandy said...

Wow, what a great idea and it looks great. People are buying a lot of that white bias tape and dyeing it and using it for ribbons on cards. I see little Hula Sophie!

Pam said...

Love it! I agree about wooden spools.

kristie said...

sandy, i wondered if you'd notice hula sophie!