Friday, August 20, 2010

Chippy Molding + Rake + Rhinestones =

While organizing one of my garage cabinets, I discovered two long lost pieces of chippy white molding.  Oh joy!  It's just what my little rusty rake has been waiting for.  But, one more piece was needed to surround the hole that the rake will sit in.  I went to my trusted old lamp parts box and found a piece from a dismantled chandelier.

rusty rake + chippy molding + lamp part = picture holder

I've used larger rakes and bases in the past, but I especially like this one because the rake is so small.

OK, I'm out of little rakes, but I had to do something with the other piece of molding so that it wouldn't get sent back to the cabinet never to be seen again.  I went digging through my rhinestone stash and found bits and pieces that would be perfect.....

chippy molding + rhinestones =  "keep out" sign
A vintage butterfly pin and chain from a broken necklace finish it off.


  1. What a joy to create such great things from those bits. We should all look at things 'outside the box'.
    Love you blog,
    Best wishes,

  2. Hey Betsy!

    I see those Creative Juices were flowing at full speed!

    LUUUUV your designs!!!

    Big Hug!

  3. WOW!! I LOVE this! Very creative, I think I need one of those photo holders :)
    Love your beautiful treasures!

  4. Love your little rake photo holder and your sign. You are so creative! I would have never thought of that. Annette

  5. Wow, Betsy! You really thought outside the box -- how creative!! I love how these turned out -- you did a great job! :)

  6. Oh my gosh! Your rake turned photo holder is just the coolest thing! Who would've thought an old rake could look so good?! Amazing. I love your blog, I checked out some of your previous posts and you have some incredible ideas!

  7. You have inspired me. I have several broken garden tools that I have been keeping for several years waiting for a creative way to repurpose them!

  8. You are quite the repurposing diva, Betsy! I could fill my cottage with your creations. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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