Project #6! We are halfway through 2015 my friends – WoW. This months challenge was to use sheet or corrugated metal somehow in a project. At first I was thinking corrugated metal because I love the look. But I didn’t want to buy a large piece of corrugated or sheet metal for a small project and I didn’t ever take the time to shop and see if they sold it in small pieces.
So earlier this week I announced to my hubby that it was time for another project challenge and I needed some sheet metal. Could I ‘pretty please’ use a piece of the flashing he’d been using when he re-shingled our small porch roof? He was less than thrilled. He wasn’t quite finished with the roof and somehow when I asked for ONE piece of flashing he immediately multiplied that by however many pieces of flashing he had left and was convinced I planned to use ALL of it. But he DID have a roll of aluminum somewhere I could use.
When I showed him exactly what I wanted to do, he produced a piece of flashing and said if I only needed one piece it would be fine to use that. (Huge eye roll – seriously.) He’s such a funny guy, this man of mine. (you would think he’d have learned to listen to me when I talk projects 😀 )
This vintage book/magazine rack was mounted in my Grandma’s pantry – she used it to stuff plastic sacks I think. The board came from the stash my husband always seems to have around, and he’d even already added a keyhole slot to the back. (He’s gearing up to make me a bunch of boards with keyhole slots that I will turn into cute signs to sell at my upcoming event) The sheet metal is a square of flashing used for along the edges of a roof against the siding of the house.
This old metal stamp set came from my Grandpa’s shop. It’s missing 3 letters – I first thought of stamping ‘book’ but the ‘0’ is missing so I settle for ‘read’. (I think I like ‘read’ better than ‘books’ now anyway!)
My hubby cut it down smaller (I think he was afraid I’d cut myself with his metal cutters) and then he punched holes in each side. (I totally could have punched those holes myself) (my hubby has a hard time standing back and letting me handle the tools)
I did manage to grab the screw driver before he did and fastened the metal sign to the corner of the board.
3 screws and the book rack was fastened in place.
I almost didn’t get to keep my new book holder. First one daughter and then another asked if she could have it. Then all three of them tried to steal it! I had the perfect spot for it all planned though – this project was going in my bedroom.
I like to read. I used to read ALL the time. These days I don’t read as often because life is just too busy.
I’ve always liked to read in bed. My dear husband doesn’t love that fact about me. He prefers the light not be on half the night because his wife is reading a book she just can’t put down. (It’s like he has to get up early and go to work or something 😀 ) Still I manage to read a bit in bed now and then – on the occasions that I get there first and have a few minutes before he’s ready to snooze. And I always seem to have a book or three hanging around my nightstand. So this seemed the perfect spot to hang my new book holder – works great to show off my favorite or current read.
The chair tucked into the corner beside the bed provides me a little getaway spot when I want some quiet and a bit of time alone during the day. (yeah like THAT ever happens!) (It’s a great idea though right?)Have you read ‘The Nesting Place’? If not you should. It’s in the top 5 of my favs.
‘Nobody’s Cuter than You’. Another great favorite.
You can see my other projects from earlier project challenges if you missed them: