This is one of those little projects that just came together, like, well, something that came together so easily, it was just like, meant to be.
I bought a vintage iron off a lady on Facebook the other day, and unlike most old electrical appliances which come with a cut cord, this one was intact. It had the loveliest bakelite power plug on the end of a very thick cord I almost didn’t cut it off.
But cut it did, cause I’m using the iron as my front door stop (of course!). I looked at the cute plug and thought “hey, I can do something with that!”
So I had this plug and I thought, “this would make a great business card holder!”
Into the casita* I went, to look through my collection of wooden bits. I have a shelf full of all kinds of wooden things waiting to be used to make other wooden things. Among my collection I had a lot of these small mounting plates – used in old houses to hold light switches.
I undid the plug, removed the wiring, used a bolt and butterfly nut underneath to secure the plug to the mounting plate, and voila! The cutest business card holder this side of creation.
It’s the perfect thing for a junky creator like myself. Why have a simple box for your cards when you can have this?
I think I’ll enjoy this little guy a while then list him in my Etsy shop for sale. He’s just so darn cute!
*casita = the old house on the property, our shed, my workshop