This polka dotted delight was retrieved from an old sewing machine that had seen better days. Paired with only one other element, it makes for a very practical desk organizer for my daughter.
Twenty-five pounds of stacked black rusty free weights make up the base. I found these for, you guessed it...FREE! You can't get any better than that.
Next item needed...my $20 Goodwill find. An old WHITE sewing machine cabinet. Right away I spotted the cool circles on the pedal and knew I wanted to use it for a project. More will come from the other parts, don't you worry.
Once dismantled, by keeping the rod running through this cast iron lovely, I was able to just slip it inside the center of the stacked barbell weights. Nice and sturdy.
Alas, my daughter can use this magnetic stand for all her party invites (isn't that puppy cute!), her to-do lists, and it even comes with a built-in pen holder.
I like simple projects, how about you? As always, take care and keep on junking!
I am a self-made junker with a *sweet* disposition. Words I live by: reuse. repurpose. reinvent. refresh. refine. recycle. reclaim. remodel. restore. rescue. redeem. and rust.
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