Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thomas Edison Junk

I love this quote by Thomas Edison. My "inventions" aren't quite the same caliber as his, but our minds must work somewhat alike. Right?!

This is going to be a quick, simple post. Too many things to get accomplished today.
My "invention" this week started out with a cabinet door almost identical to the one above. It was purchased for $4 at the antique store.
This is what I ended up with.
The cheese grater was a $1 thrift store purchase and the button magnets were made from my stash.
This is heading to my booth, but I think I will make one for myself with the other cabinet door. I could have sanded and painted the "frame", but I really liked it left as-is. What do you think?

{Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Romans 12:11}

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8 comments:

Stephie @ Made By Stephie said...

Looks great!! Such a good idea!

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Don and Dixie said...

Thomas Edison started small, also. You never know where your creativity will take you. Good message center!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this--the cheese grater was a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for linking up!

Jill said...

I have a big pile of white doors I bought at an auction for $1--thinking something like this--of course they are still just in a big pile in the garage 9 months later. You did a great job. I think the cheese grater was ingenious!

Cindy said...

You are so creative! Great!

Beth Leintz said...

Love that quote- I most certainly have the pile of junk. Your door is "adoorable".

Prior said...

That is just "grate" I love it! Lezle

Miss G said...

love this! I have several interesting metal pieces that I haven't known what to do with and now I can use them to make magnet boards! thanks! Kelly