Friday, September 18, 2015

Trash to Treasure Concrete Tools

It's time for another round of repurposed concrete tools; I sure hope you're not tired of them yet. When I see these old tools at yard sales and flea markets, it's almost impossible to leave them behind because I see so much potential. Most of the time they're in really bad condition, but it doesn't take much to clean them up and give them a new purpose.

repurposed concrete tool
Concrete tool #1 didn't need much prep work.  I just scraped off the dried up concrete chunks, then washed it off with soap and water.


old and used wooden concrete tools
Before: These two aren't that messy compared to some of the others I've had to deal with.

business card holder made from wooden concrete tool
These chippy old brackets are the perfect size for holding business cards.
It needed a little something extra above the brackets, so I added a tarnished silver shoe clip and part of a vintage rhinestone earring.

business card holder personalized business name chalkboard
I sprayed the rusty old 5" tart tin with two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint, then glued it to the wood with E6000. So easy to personalize when it finds a new home!

repurposed concrete tool junky home sign
Concrete tool #2 was transformed into a junky parts HOME sign. I gave it a light coat of paint, then dressed it up with some old drawer handles, typewriter parts, and a star-shaped cookie cutter.

repurposed concrete tools home sign and business card holder
Both of these are packed up and ready to go to the Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show today and tomorrow.  We'll be setting up all day long, then the real fun begins when the doors open at 6 pm tonight. I'll be posting pictures during the show on Instagram.....I hope you can follow along.

Want to see more of my concrete tool transformations?
Repurposed Concrete Tools
Fun with Hardware, Rust, and Rhinestones
New Life for an Old Tool
Faux Driftwood Sign
Transformed Cement Tools
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25 comments:

  1. They are awesome!! Good luck with your show...wish I was closer to you too!!

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  2. Great projects! Love the HOME sign.

    Judy

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  3. What inspired projects. Great job!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  4. The home sign is GREAT! Good luck at your show this weekend. Have fun and sell lots of pretties!!!

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  5. You come up with the most creative ideas!
    Brenda

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  6. Really like the Home sign. Have a great show and sale!
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  7. Very Cool ideas---I wonder if my husband will notice if I swipe a couple of those concrete tools. Very Cool!, thanks, Sandi

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  8. Super creative artwork!!! Love the home sign. Have a great day tomorrow!!!

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  9. I always enjoy your creations with these concrete tools. Love the HOME sign!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Great ideas! I'm in love with that HOME sign, too!

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  11. You come up with the cutest things! Love them both!

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  12. Betsy, your vision never ceases to astound me - good luck with the show!!

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  13. Betsy, amazing transformations. You always amaze me! Hope you sell everything!

    DIanne

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  14. Betsy you have such creative vision. Love the Home Sign.
    Happy Week End.
    Kris

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  15. You see things in such a totally unique way!!

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  16. Simply beautiful! I am always amazed with how you put different things together:)

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  17. Okay how did I miss all these transformations? Loving them! You always find a way to slip in some bling, I like that:)
    xoKathleen

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  18. Awesomely creative!! Love how you repurposed those concrete tools!!!

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  19. How do you come up with these ideas??? That HOME sign is out of this world fabulous - unbelievable !!!
    xox

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  20. Both are great but I love, love, love the home sign and the clever alphabet letters! Bravo!

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  21. I like them both, picking the HOME sign as my favorite. Good luck with the show!
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. Wonderful projects as always, Betsy! I hope you had a successful show and sold lots of your great creations.

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