“Only you, Candace! Only you!” I have heard my mom utter these word quite a few times over the last couple of weeks. It seems that I always choose to do things the hard way! Ha ha!! Pin-sized holes in my price tags… they’re cuter that way! Scraping windows with a single razor blade… it’s what I had on hand! And hand stamping over 400 shopping bags!! Okay, so we stopped at 150. But they’re are still 250 to be done!! Hey, they look vintage!! Me likey!! And I believe all those small details make all the difference!!
Besides, mom seemed to have the stamping thing down to a science. Ink pad here. Ink pad there. Stamp and hold. Now, do the shimmy!!! And voila!! Don’t believe me???
Ha ha!! I tell ya, we have had some good times over the last couple weeks. I don’t know if we have laughed so much because it’s fun or because we are totally sleep deprived and delirious! But, either way, we’ve had some good times!! Memories in the making!! So, after countless hours of stamping bags, shimmy and all… and just as long searching for more ink, I knew these bags had to have a special place in the shop. No ‘under-the-counter’ for these babies! They needed to be displayed!! So, I dug this old piece of wood out, it was left over from our barn wood walls.
And remembered that I had these three awesome rusty hooks waiting for just the right project…
And this was it!! Now, in the words of Mama Rusted Roots… Voila!! Barn wood bag holder!!
It was soooo easy to make and totally has the Rusted Roots vibe. Doesn’t it look great on the tin wall??
The hooks are so tall that I can stash lots of bags on them and don’t have to worry about them falling off. They really are the perfect hooks for something like this. I don’t even remember where I got them. You know… it’s one of those things that has been in our garage for months!!
I spaced the hooks evenly and it just so happened, it was perfect for the three size bags we have!
So, if you come to the Grand Opening this Saturday, November 1st and snag you some rusty junk, you’ll have a fun bag to take it home in!!