It's always a good junking day when I find at least one rusty treasure that I know I'll be able to repurpose right away. Call me crazy, but rusty rakes have been on my focus list ever since I used one to make a picture holder several years ago.
This yummy green $1 yard sale find was exactly what I was looking for to create another rake picture holder.
The hunk of wood is a trophy base I discovered in a salvage store a few months ago. I bought several of them knowing that sooner or later I'd figure out what to do with them.
Rust and rhinestones are always a good combination!
The base was looking a little blah, so I added a few pieces of embossed wallpaper before painting it. It was also a good solution for disguising the two holes. I added a tarnished brass bin pull to the front, then slipped in a piece of chalkboard vinyl.