This past weekend I realized I had about 6 single socks missing their mate. They were all piled on my dresser and it was rather frustrating. I decided to take some Pinterest inspiration and do something about it!
I had several reclaimed boards sitting in my garage:
I started by using the Kreg Jig to drill holes into the wood.
It took me a while to start using the Kreg Jig but now that I have I love it! It's super easy to use and I don't have to ask my hubby for help! :)
I used the Kreg Jig to put the pocket holes in both boards, alternating the holes.
Then I clamped it together so I could easily screw them together without worrying they would move and not line up.
The screws I used:
I love this cheat sheet...reminding me what length screw I need for what size board!
If you get the wrong size screw it will poke out of the front side and that's not good, so pay attention to this part!
I used the special square head Kreg Jig bit for these screws and here you can see it all screwed in.
Next, I pulled out some clothes pins from my laundry room jar.
I wanted them to look old so I dipped them in steel wool and vinegar.
(This steel wool and vinegar has been in the jar for months - hence the reason it looks so nasty. Still works though!)
Here I am planning the layout for my lost socks board.
I used the pneumatic brad nailer to shoot nails into the clothes pins. I'm sure there's lots of ways to attach these but I like this thing, so any excuse to use!
I taped down the stencils by word so they wouldn't wiggle. I had some Black Magic paint left over from another project. I didn't stencil the letters perfect because I wanted them to look a little old and weathered.
Here is the stenciling...but I wasn't feeling the breaks in the letters so I freehand filled in those spots.
I like that better...don't you?
With a couple of sawtooth hanging thing-a-ma-jigs attached to the back it was finished!
Now I can hopefully find my sock mates so I have socks to wear during this chilly weather!
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