Friday, January 17, 2014

Lost Socks Tutorial


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!)


Dipping...


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.


TA DA!!!!!
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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3 comments:

Life in the Heights! said...

This is the cutest!!! Love it!!!!
Miss you!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Bree said...

I think I need you to come over and tell me what I need to do to my house and then I'll hire you to do it for me. Ok?:D

Darby Hawley said...

This looks awesome! I think every washing machine should come with one!

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