Growing up we had a pencil sharpener in my dad's office where you cranked the handle and it could be mounted to the desk. I loved that thing! We have had a problem in our house for what seems like forever. We are always losing our little pencil sharpeners. I am not sure where they go. Maybe they are hanging out will all those missing socks and Tupperware. I decided to look online for a vintage pencil sharpener that I could mount to the wall so it would never get lost.
I found one on Ebay and I love that it is rusty and dented!
And while it looks so pretty on the wall, getting it on there was not as easy as I had hoped. There wasn't a stud anywhere near where I wanted to hang it. Sometimes you have to get out the tools and do some demo to get things the way you want it.
I cut the wall open that was behind this wall (the bathroom wall) and added a 2x4 between the studs. That way I could screw the pencil sharpener into a block of wood rather than just the lathe and plaster. It was going to get a lot of use (aka pulling and tugging) so it needed to be really secure.
The other thing I added to this wall was a collage of photos from over the years. I had originally put some of my kids' art there but I was sad I could only hang six. I have since decided to turn the downstairs hallway into a gallery so I can hang more.
And of course I am still loving the rock knobs!
We have had it up for about 2 weeks and the kids love it. I don't think we have a dull pencil in the whole house :)
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