Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Try It Tuesday~ the re-purpose of a rotary phone !

This is no ordinary rotary phone~this is the HYDE rotary phone that was in our home during the time I was growing up.  My brother gave it to me this past week.  Many hours of talking to boys and my BFF on this phone.  It still has our same phone number in the center of the dial.

I wanted to show how you can dress up the dial portion and hang notes or comments off of the dial part~

Then I covered a thread spool with some JBS paper.  I added a clip to the center of the spool, making a place to hold a photograph.

I used big glue dots ( big ones) to hold the spool in place {in the hand grip} under the head set.  I did this so if I got another idea to use the phone for, it could be easily taken off.

It will hold notes, photographs and a BUNCH of fond memories made by our family.  I was so tickled my brother gave it to me!!! See ya soon~

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Connie! This is fantastic and so incredibly clever. I'll never look at a rotary phone the same way again. :)

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  2. wow this is just so awesome! I love it!!!!

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  3. Oh seeing that phone brought back so many memories - I love your project!!

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  4. oooo Love how you do that. Awesome - I'm a phone gal and that looks like the one my gram had on her bedside table upstairs. In telephone terms that is a D-BL (desk-black) lol!

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  5. Love everything about this. So clever with the spool and clip. How fun that you have your old family phone. We just had to dial 5 numbers on the rotary phone where we lived as long as we were dialing in our small town. :) Oh, see, you took me back!

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  6. Absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! You are amazing!!!!

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  7. AWESOME!!! I've seen it all now! Wish I still had my phone, ah, maybe not, it might talk and tell, hehehe...thanks for sharing..

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  8. how cute! and so nice of your brother! love it connie!

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  9. Wow Connie what a great way to enjoy this phone once again. So nice of your brother to pass it on to you. Very creative!

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  10. My parents worked for the phone company and we had this phone. As a matter of fact, they still use it. Love all your finds!!!

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  11. this is such a neat idea Connie, you are so clever!

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  12. HA...how neat. I have a picture of me about 13 years old on an old black phone just like this. I need to find me one of these now. I love this...

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