It will be perfect for holding down sections of paper and cardboard while the glue dries during book-binding projects.
This little screwdriver was 50 cents too. I bought it to add to my little craft room toolbox.
My favorite find was this antique hammer for $2.00. The head is hand-forged and I love the color on it. I seem to be drawn to antique tools; they tell a story. I haven't decided how I'll display or repurpose this yet but I definitely don't want to use it to pound nails! Too predictable.
|photo courtesy of JK Designs on etsy|
For now, my hammer will either live in my craft room with my other not-yet-repurposed vintage items, like these carpenters' measuring sticks . . .
Unless I decide to empty Elmer's toolbox and adapt this idea from Pinterest.
MayDecember simply turned a similar toolbox on its side, attached it to the wall, and used it to display cups.
Now why didn't I think of that?
|from MayDecember on etsy|
This vintage corner square is from an earlier visit to the ReStore. I cleaned it up a bit and hung it in a wall grouping. Pretty predictable.
There were two of these wooden C-clamps at the ReStore this morning for $5.00 each. I kept coming back to them but couldn't think of how to use them. When I got home, I found this idea in an article on "How to Decorate with Books" at babble.com. If the two clamps are still there after we dig out from the latest blizzard (the snow just started), I plan to go back and buy them. What a great way to store and display favorites!
|courtesy of babble.com|