It’s my favourite time of the month again… time for the Thrifty Chicks project challenge.
I almost didn’t make it this month because of a major garden renovation/restoration project that John and I have been working on for the past few weeks, but I’m happy to say that I made it. Yay! I just hope my repurposed folding ruler frame project measures up. 🙂
And, by the way, I’ll be sharing the garden project with you soon. We still have a few finishing touches.
Now onto this month’s fun challenge.
On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.
If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.
I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s ruler/yard stick challenge. You’ll find links to their projects at the end of this post. Be sure to visit and check out the fabulousness.
For my quick and easy project I used this $1 vintage wooden folding ruler from my stash.
To make my frame I opened the ruler and created a square.
This was quite easy to do because the ruler sort of locked in place at the connections.
All I needed was some fun-tak putty to hold the two ends in place.
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I’ve had this putty for at least 4-5 years years and it’s stayed nice and soft in a baggie.
When I gave this floral mirror its makeover a few years ago I turned it into a chalkboard while keeping the mirror in behind.
Now it’s time to start reusing it as a mirror again. This is one of those wonky mirrors that makes everything looks slightly askew.
I took it outside to take advantage of the natural lighting. It’s pretty impossible to take a mirror pic without being in it… so there I am.
And I simply hung the ruler frame around the mirror.
All I needed was one little nail at the top, and I made sure to have the puttied connection at the bottom.
The ruler frame really does give this mirror a little extra oomph. This pair will eventually be hanging somewhere in the house, but I haven’t decided where yet.
Since we’re having a dry spell here with no rain in sight I think I’ll just leave it here on the back deck fence for a while. It’s kinda fun having something that would normally be inside outside instead.
Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their ruler/yard stick projects.
Just click on the links below to check them out.
1. Little Vintage Cottage – Repurposed Yardstick Counter Top
2. Shoppe No. 5 – How Yardsticks Gave New Life To A Stool
3. Lora B. Create & Ponder – Repurposed Wheel Flowers
4. Thrifty Rebel Vintage – That’s mine!
5. Adirondack Girl at Heart – Yard Stick Scrabble DIY Garden Markers
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!