Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm Going All the Way to the Top!

This fun elevator piece was picked up for rather a song while I was in Oronoco. I was even lucky enough to snag the button that went along with it. I knew it would be a fun conversation piece, so I decided to hang it were it would get noticed. I put it above my front entryway hall closet. I guess I'm going all the way to the top (at least to the third floor that is)!


Because it was missing the arrow, I want to the Rockler Woodworking Store (thanks, Sue, for the referral) for a clock hand. It worked perfect! I just used Gorilla super glue to keep it in place. Wa la!


The piece had a pipe on the backside and I decided rather than try to remove it, I'd use it to hold it in place.


I fortunately had a drill bit that was the perfect size. I was initially gonna have my hubby do it for me, but who needs him. The only trouble I had drilling the hole was doing it and taking the picture! Ha!



See, it fits perfect! Didn't you trust me? LOL!


To secure it more I used black sheet rock screws (so they would blend with the piece).


Like I said, I was also lucky enough to snag the matching push button to go with it. Wow . . . how awesome is that!


This piece was easy enough to attach it to the wall as the back plate unscrewed from the front piece.


I simply screwed the back plate to the wall first . . .


And then screwed in the top plate.


Up and, ah well, not actually working. But lookin' good


My finished elevator!! I just hope no-one looks in the closet!

20 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You know I love this!!

Amy

trash talk said...

This is clever to the 9th degree! I love that you placed it above double doors...gives even more an illusion of an elevator.
I just have to share this bit of info with you. We were at an auction yesterday and one very similar to yours was in the catalog. I was going to pay close attention to what it brought since I lusted after yours. Well, when it got to $350 I knew it was not to be...heck, I knew it when it was at $100. I stepped out after that and I don't know what the final amount was, but girl it was crazy mad watching that thing go up and up! Good eye and great find!!!
Debbie

Jana said...

What a great find...I love how you already put it up...somethings just inspire us.
Jana

LuLu said...

OH MY GOSH I love love your elevator! That is brilliant!!!
can you tell I love it!!!
LuLu

Frippery said...

Wow, Too cute!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

How stinking clever. I love it. It adds such character. Great post.

Chris said...

Oh love this so much , the best thing I have seen in a long time, bravo ,
Chris
Just beachy

Judy said...

That is just the coolest thing! What a great find and you did a super job displaying it.

The Green Pea said...

Wow! that is so unique. I love the way you displayed it over two doors. Great find. Have a nice week. Sandi

Restyled Home said...

Okay, I am beyond jealous!! THat is a showpiece...I love cool stuff like this, that no one else has. You scored big time!!

Can't wait to meet you at the Bonanza!!

Cheers,
Linda

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Amazing idea!! So cute!!

Kathy said...

Lani - You found the perfect spot for this piece - Very cool, my friend!! :)

Cottage Elements said...

Thanks, y'all. Glad you like it as much as I do! Debbie (trash talk), I would love to know how much the one you saw eventually went for! That's just amazing! Don't think I would have paid $350 for it. Actually I think I paid about $50 for both pieces . . . don't you love it when you get a deal on things!

Lanette

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I love this! What a great new treasure.

Sharon

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE your blog, Andrea (Junkfest)just called and told me you and Sue form Junk Syle stopped by my booth at the Sleepy Poet in Charlotte today, I am humbled... thank you guys so much for the nice compliments!! I wish you both could stop in my garage before you go home, you would die at all the chippy fun junk I have, Just brought in a huge load today!!! Thanks again, I hope you enjoyed the Poet!! Blessings, Janna

Kitty Scraps said...

I great big heart love this! How clever!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oooooooh I am on the hunt now!! LOVE THIS!! Great job!
Smiles,
Beth

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Going UP?
love what you did with the really cool elevator parts -Quite clever!!!
Karen

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Very Cool!!! Maureen

Zane Wooder said...

Good job Maureen. Nice to see that you can do everything yourself without your hubby to help you. I'm sure you felt a lot more confident after.

-Zane of ontario honey

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