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  1. I was very surprised to see this! Many years ago I was out “junking” & I came across a very similar item & bought I quickly bought it for a few bucks, Having once worked as a jeweler, I recognized what I’m pretty sure was an old time watchmakers bench finding & supply holder. I’ve left it inside, occasionally looking at it, thinking, “What can-should I do with it”? After reading this article, I’m (finally;-) ready to go for it. It’s not likely that it’ll house findings & watch parts again, but while re-doing my bedroom, I came across many tiny treasures that were just sitting in drawers or boxes, so I’ve got your suggestions & items the correct size to fit in each box. Thanks for posting this article, somehow I’d never seen another one like it, either vintage or custom made.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad to give you an idea for enjoying your treasure! Have fun!

  2. I love how this turned out! You are so creative, Lora!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Niky:)

  3. I love this clock and junk art display Lora, and of course how that creative mind of yours works! Your cute story of the handmade printers drawer is a keeper! 😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks, Michelle:)

  4. Lora,
    This is just adorable. What a great way to display a clock. I also love that is handmade and loved your story. I love to imagine the history of all my finds.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, Rachel; the stories they could tell!

  5. Lora, before you added all the goodies and just had the clock on this piece, I thought “wow, that’s brilliant!” But then you added all the vintage goodies and wow, you really made this piece into a work of art! Pinned 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Cindy!

  6. Wow Lora, it’s beautiful. Love all the junky bits that you added. It’s definitely a work of art now. So cool

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Double bonus…I cleared out some things from my junk drawer:)

  7. I love this idea and the story also. I need to figure out how to make one because I bet they are hard to find. I love all of the bits and pieces you put in it also. It turned out great.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debra! Good luck on the junk hunt!

  8. That looks great! I also loved the idea of a backdrop for a wreath!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania! I think a pretty green wreath would look awesome with a cool, architectural wood backdrop! Guess I’ll have to go hunting for another, right;)?

  9. Janet Kynerd says:

    Love this idea, need to dig my printers box out of the storage shed. I also like the clock. Would you mind sharing where you found it?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Janet, my mom gave it to me years ago from Restoration Hardware. Definitely go dig out your printer’s drawer and give it a little freshening up; then you can enjoy it a whole new way!

  10. What a great backdrop for your clock. I looked at every single space! I’m glad you explained about why you left a few empty caz I wanted something in each square! I love E6000 for all kinds of projects. I’ve never seen a clock like that’ I like it; I had an old oven timer I’d set for 20 min. of chores, piano practice, kids’ reading, timeout, etc.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      My mom gifted me with this Restoration Hardware clock years ago and I still love it! Think I should set the timer for myself sometimes! I’m excited to see what future junk items I can come up with for the empty spaces; gives me a reason to keep hunting!

  11. This is super clever! I love it! You’re a person after my own heart figuring out an ingenious way to use all those interesting bits of junk. That’s exactly what I save my junk for!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Florence! I want to see it and enjoy it on a daily basis, not have it hiding in a “some day” drawer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, thanks, Linda. You know us former sellers still have plenty of junk laying around!