Hang it up! Things that hang things

I concentrate most of my time painting furniture for my booth at Not So Shabby, but I’m also always looking for smaller items to fill in the gaps.  I have a million things on my “I wanna make this” list, it’s just finding the time to do them.

The themed link up Funky Junk Interiors this week is Hang it Up which reminded me of a few of my favorite creations which I don’t think I’ve ever shared on here before.

One of my favorites is to use a reclaimed piece of wood with various hooks and picture frames.  I have a thing for photographs, so I’m always trying to come up with different ways to display them.

Here’s another one that I made out of the twin piece of reclaimed wood I had at the time.

One of my all time favorite “Hang it up” pieces was a Bling Thing that I made out of parts of old furniture.  I like the architectural interest of this one, with function to boot!

Last year, I scored a large, solid wood door which came out of an old hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I loved the vintage Fire Escape that was on it, we just cleaned it up and added one of my favorite hooks to create a unique architectural piece.

Upholstered bulletin boards are another favorite of mine, especially with decorative thumb tacks.  I made these using heavy duty upholstery tacks and old buttons.  I love the colors in this Tommy Bahama fabric and the beaded trim is the icing on the cake.  These are all my favorite colors in one piece of fabric.

 I also am in love with these types of hooks.  I pick them up whenever I find them.

I wish I had some pictures of the windows I’ve done.  They always sell before I remember to take a picture – ugh!  Next time!!

A hui hou ~ Shelly

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I’m so excited that this transformation was Featured at:

Knick of Time

Redoux Interiors

also linking up to these great parties!!

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special

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