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Re-purposed...Giving New Meaning To Old Things

This past few weeks I have been working on many things especially on my booth display.  I do not know about all of you but this is some serious work!  

I wanted to make my own earring display.  It looked easy enough.  Just take some dowels and drill some holes and place them in a base and VoilĂ !  Instant earring stand but drilling holes in the correct place on both dowels was a challenge.  

Scratching that project!

2nd Attempt

I was given about 5 desk drawers over a year ago.  Hobo gave me the weird look when I accepted them.  He said, "Now what do you need those for?".  Well...I do not know but they are cool!  They are small drawers.  Look at that wood?  It has aged to almost perfection!
Okay...this is scawy!  I will have to drill holes in this perfect, aged, old drawer.  
I was bound to mess it up.  Before drilling into this wood I did a test run with a cigar box and figured something out.  One really should measure each hole from the top...i.e.,
I wanted holes 2" apart from each other but the first hole would only be 1" from the top.
So...for that second hole I measured 3" from the top...then 5" from the top for that third hole.
This made the holes line up with each other.
Whew!
Not too shabby!  I LOVE them!
There is just something about breathing new purpose into old things.

Then my Papi made me this...
Awww...muchas gracias Papi!  
I am going to have to get working on making more earrings to fill that stand up!

That has been about all I have done lately.  I have been inspired to make prayer flags and finished a couple pieces.  That will be the next thing I will talk about.
Until then...have a great Monday!


Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. I love those old drawers. I think you did a good job, they look great!

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    1. Merci beaucoup Cinnamon! I better start filling them up. ;)

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