Friday, April 26, 2013

A Sentimental Ruler Box

Today I'm sharing a cool little project with you.
I think it's especially sweet because it has some sentimental value for me.
I grabbed this old ruler at an antique show at the Lake Odessa Fairgrounds last summer.
It was a must have for me when I saw where the ruler was from.
This particular old ruler, which was in excellent vintage condition, was from a business that was once located on the street I grew up on.

See the address there... 
Turner Street is where I lived my entire life until I moved away to college.
And here, on the inside of the box, you can see the Lansing part.
How cool is that? :)
I asked Eric to make it into a box,
which I'd seen during my Pinterest travels.
He sized it so that I could fit post-it notes in the main compartment.
Of course, I didn't have any regular size post-its when it came to taking these pictures! lol
And I'm going to put paper  clips in the other compartment.
I love my new ruler box.
Vintage. Repurposed. Sentimental.
What more could a girl like me ask for? :)

Be sure to come back next week for some more desk accessories, including an old crate we turned into a paper organizer! 

If you haven't liked our facebook page yet, you can do that here.
And you can follow me on Pinterest with this link.
To get my new posts at bloglovin', just click this.
Getting new followers and comments absolutely makes my day! :)

Everyone loves a good party!
Check my project out along with other great inspiration, at these great blogs...

One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of LemonsTransformation Tuesday at The Ironstone NestMonday Funday at Creatively LivingNifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal CharmThe Scoop at Cedar Hill RanchProject Inspired{d}at Cupcakes and CrinolineYou're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an ETransformed Tuesdays at PJH DesignsTweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little HouseTake a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee CraftsPrimp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp JunktionBe Inspired at Elizabeth and CoPretty Things Link Party at twelveOeightTime to Shine at A Diamond in the StuffToo Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot GiraffeThe Power of Paint Party at Domestically SpeakingCreatively Tuesday at The Rustic PigShow Me What You Got at Not Just a HousewifeShare It Link Party at The Winthrop ChroniclesTasteful Tuesday at Naptime CreationsTutorial Tuesday at Hope StudiosTrash 2 Treasure at Kammy's KornerFluster's Creative Muster Party at Fluster BusterThe Creative Spark at Clean and ScentsibleTuesdays at Our Home at Our Home Away from HomeHomemade by You at Made to be a MommaTrendy Tuesdays at Sweet Little Gals

Wildly Original Link Party at I Gotta CreateWow Us Wednesday at Family Home and LifeWhatever Goes Wednesday at Someday CraftsWhimsy Wednesday at Smart School HouseWhat's It Wednesday at Ivy and ElephantsWednesday Whatsits at White Lights on WednesdayWhat We Accomplished Wednesday at Green Willow PondUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket FenceShow and Share at Southern LovelyWow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern StyleWow Me Wednesday at Gingersnap CraftsFrom Dream to Reality at The DIY DreamerIts' a Party! at A Creative PrincessShow Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansLook What I Made Wednesday at Creations by KaraCreate and Share at The Trendy TreehouseA Little Bird Told Me Link Party at The Life of Jennifer DawnOh What a Happy Day Link Party at Not Done Growing

Simply Creations Link Party at My Simple HomelifeFurniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard SeedInspire Me Please Link Party at Liz Marie BlogFrugal Friday at The Shabby NestFeathered Nest Friday at French Country CottageWhat Have You Redone at Redoux InteriorsHome Sweet Home at The Charm of HomeThrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty GrooveSimple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted inThymeBe Inspired at Common GroundFaunt It Friday at Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingFrugalicious Friday at Finding FabulousFabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer RizzoShow and Tell Friday at Romantic HomeJunkin' Joe Vintage and Thrifty Finds at The Cottage MarketWeekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and JelloShabbilicious Friday Link Party at Shabby Art BoutiqueTickled Pink at 504 MainAnything Blue Friday at The Dedicated HouseRustic Restorations Weekend Link Party at Homespun Happenings,  Great Idea Thursdays at A Handful of Everything


  1. Hi Denise, you were featured at the Crafty Country Cottage Link Party @ Old Red Barn.


  2. It's great how you've turned something that looks great into something that not only looks great, but has a practical use as well.

  3. So awesome! And what a COOL story behind it, too! What are the chances?! I popped over from Give Me the Goods--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  4. This is great! I love a good "when I was a kid" story. Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

  5. What a cute project and fun reminder for you! Love it!
    I'm visiting you today from Give Me The Goods. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

  6. This is gorgeous! What a great way to recreate your vintage ruler~
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. Very cool idea! I've seen a ton of rulers, but never know what I could do with them!

  8. Really fun idea! Love the sentimental's what makes me create half the time! thanks for sharing! Catherine (new follower)

  9. What an adorable ruler box and so special that it has meaning to you.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  10. Cute, cute, cute. I want one. Love it, and thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

  11. Wow! What a great project! I love it. I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

  12. special that it has sentimental value too :)

  13. That is SO cute, and I love the story attached to it!

  14. I have seen ruler items on Pinterest and thought they were so cute. I just need to find an old yardstick.

  15. This is such an awesome and creative idea!

    Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  16. What a great re-purpose! Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  17. So cute. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  18. How cool! What a great idea, and I love the sentimental aspect of this.
    Stopping by from Made In A Day's link-up :o)

  19. Hello Denise, What a wonderful idea! Love the vintage feel on it.
    Visiting from Jenna's page @
    Have a nice day!

  20. Awesome box and even better that it has sentimental meaning for you! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! We love having you party with us and can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  21. This is such a wonderful idea and having it tied to your home town is just crazy cool! We love vintage everything and are so happy you shared this on our Brag About It linky party. Thanks so much. We hope you'll come back next week with another one of your wonderful ideas! All the best ~ Sharon and Denise

  22. Such a cute idea - pretty and practical too!

  23. I really, love this. I have never found vintage yardsticks, and I would really like to. There are so many cool things I've seen made with them. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  24. I really love this! I so want to do a project with rulers. Your project turned out great. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  25. What a perfect way to enjoy a very precious and sentimental item. I love what you did with it. Thanks for inspiring us.

  26. I wanted to let you know that You Were Featured on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  27. Denise, I love it! So fun that you have that connection. I love old rulers, but never run across them. I bought a ruler box (already made) at a gift shop to put in my craft room when it's finished. Can't wait! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. Very Cute!! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day last week!


I love hearing from you and read all of your comments. They make my day! I'm sorry I can't reply to every one of them, but I sure do love reading them and appreciate every one!

Pin It button on image hover