Lonely sock hang out13:17
The absolute unthinkable happened to me this Monday. Monday is of course laundry day as we've previously discussed. (By discussed I mean I've yabbered on, you may have read it, you may have skipped it).
I had an odd sock in the laundry.
It's never happened to me before...I'm just not that kinda gal. Pairs go in, pairs get washed, pairs get pegged up in their pairs, pairs get rolled and put away...that's how it works in this little house of a mild OCD sufferer. It's the reason I've banned my husband from wearing black socks. He doesn't mind though, he'd wear bright socks even if I hadn't confiscated his black socks. :)
Anyway, so I thought there must be an easier way of keeping track of the odd socks.
Enter the lonely sock hang out.
What you'll need:
Random piece of wood from an old bed once found in the loft
Paint, pegs, glue, letters and some brush type applicator thingys.
For the paint I decided upon the massive tin of dark grey undercoat we still have from fixing the door... That makes this craft....free! hurrah!
Anyway, paint your wood.
TIP: Tie a piece of string across your paint tin handle so that when you wipe your brush the excess drips back into the tin and doesn't get all encrusted around the side.
Anyway, moving on. Paint the pegs. I chose a lovely mustardy type colour, also free.
Once the plank is dry glue on your letters. I had some die cut card ones left over from a scrapbook thingy last Christmas.
I used puzzle glue because that's what we have.....one day I'll find Mod Podge in our provincial little town.
Glue on the painted pegs once dry.
I used my puzzle glue bottle to measure placement of the pegs, it turned out just right!
I gave it an extra coat of PVA glue after to give it a tiny bit of sheen and then attached some mounting hooky things to the back. Technical I know....
Pop it onto the wall
Add odd socks and they can hang out until they find their mate.
p.s. I hope that I don't have to tell you this was staged....but just in case, please note, all socks are in pairs in this house, there are no odd socks!