Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Hinge-on" to a Really Simple

So I wanted to join in on the old hardware fun over at Funky Junk Interiors for Sat. Nite Special.  But when I tried to link my older hinge frame idea, it was all mixed up and wouldn't let me add the I decided to repost it...
(It was one of my very first blog posts and I'm pretty sure it was "operator error" but I have no idea how to fix hope you enjoy it...again, hehe)

So I've been doing some more sorting...this time it's the garage...yikes! I came across my rather large collection of rusty, crusty wonderful hinges. I realized how much I really love them just on their own and wanted to come up something I could do to really feature the ones that were really "speaking to me" get that right??? So's what I came up with. It's so simple that I'm quite sure I'm not the first to think of it, but it was new to me so I decided to share it...

Positioned this way, it can stand alone...

Just add a picture with a magnet and "ta da"!
I opted for a plain old magnet because I like the look with the picture...but get out your Gorilla Super Glue and go nuts with your button and vintage "bling" collections if you'd prefer...

Positioned this way it can lean against something and really show off it's layers of chippy goodness...

Great little junky touch to tuck in here and there and all over the place...
(This is a favorite picture of my sweet sister and brother in by Kurth Photography)

See you over at Funky Junk Interiors!

Chat soon, Laurel


  1. Still love it, glad you reposted it!

  2. Great idea! Love the re-purposing...
    Thanx for sharing, Tiffany

  3. Oh my... so simple AND adorable! I love those old hinges. I have some welded with that flap thing turned upwards to hold things.


  4. Too yummy not to flaunt it a little...

    you're on FJI Facebook for SNS 81. :)!/photo.php?fbid=10150246182491141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater


  5. Love this idea. Old hardware is so fun.

  6. Great old hinges Laurel, I told you I did a "Laurel knock-off" that will post later in the summer. I gave you and your genius all the credit :)

  7. You are so clever and have such a great eye. You always amaze me with your terrific talent to bring old items back to life again in functional new ways.
    I always leave your blog smiling and inspired.
    My best- Diane

  8. You always have such creative ideas!

  9. When something is so good, second time around is always worth it! Such a creative idea! Best, Vicki

  10. I remember this....loved it then and love it now!!

  11. This is such a cool idea! I've been wondering what to do with my old hinges, and this is PERFECT!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I'm in love! What a clever idea! I have added this project to my linky laundry list post this week. You can check it out here -

  13. Jane sent me over, so glad she did! I see your from Minnesota, that is my home town. I live in Orlando now, but I am headed to Mn in July to visit my mom and all my relatives. My Mom is in Maple grove. I love your rusty hinges and I am off to see the rest of your blog. Stop by and visit it you get a chance!


  14. great idea. Came over from Mamie Jane's.
    off to see more of your creative ideas.
    barbara jean

  15. So fun and unexpected! Pinning!

  16. What a wonderful things you bought, that lace is so beautiful and that wool too !!!
    I like those wooden boxes, they are so nice.

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