Some days you’ve just got to make it up as you go along. Like when the handle on my kitchen faucet finally broke for good after months of gradually increasing weakness and wiggling. Obviously my preferred solutions will be to replace the broken handle or get an entirely new faucet, since it also leaks a bit at the “full open” position. But neither of those options was available to me when the handle gave way, so I used a vice grip pliers to provide a temporary replacement for the faucet control.
I think it makes quite a visual statement. Trashy or industrial chic– you be the judge.