The plan: I took a shutter, painted it white, added a pencil holder (actually a Scrabble tile holder) and continued on making it into a desk/mail organizer.
The solution: I decided to cover the hole with something interesting -- enter this doorknob plate (I know what it's really called, I just don't know how to spell that). I think it made the piece more interesting and I probably wouldn't have added it were it not for that hole.
The finished piece: Almost done.
The finished piece all decked out: All done!
The secret: Well, not only did that cover the hole and add interest to the piece, there's a bonus. I only used a top screw and didn't crank it down tightly -- now the plate can be spun to the
side to reveal a little secret compartment!
So if at first something appears to be a problem, no worry! You're probably just on your way to something even better than you originally planned.
Now go have some fun with junk!
p.s. I forgot to mention that I did attach a piece of cardboard/paneling to the back side so papers don't fall through. I ran a small bead of wood glue on each rail, set the board in place, set something heavy to hold it down while drying.
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