I collect things. It could be years, or it could be minutes, but I will eventually use everything I find. I have bins, lots of bins, they line the shelves and confuse my family. I imagine I am a magpie. The items appear to be useless, but not to me. The shape, the color, the material appeals and I stash. The other day I cracked open the knob bin, and I was off.
First curtain rods. The curtains come together easily, I measure, iron and sew simple panels. I want to use these cool knobs that were given to me. I scour my stores and come up with threaded rod and cup hooks. I hang the curtain on the rod and put two knobs on the end. I strategically placed cup hooks in the window trim to hold the rod. I can easily fit the curtain into the crook of the bay window by bending the rod. I used chain I found in another bin to weigh down the hem.
I used the rest of the these knobs in my bedroom in the unusable space next to a window and beside a closet to hang necklaces. I used scrap piece of wood (stretcher bar in this case) Using my necklaces as a guide to far apart to make the knobs I then drilled holes and tightened them on.
I replaced the knobs on the closet with the last two to make look a little nicer.
Next I took a hammer to a hand railing in the kitchen that I have always hated. Now that the space was opened up it was easier to plan my next move. Dumping out the remainder of the knobs and sorting through I made a sort of pattern, and attached them to a length of wood that I cut to fit in the space available.
I almost used all the knobs, and I got a very excited reaction from The Associate.