Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yardstick Makeover and Yard Sale Finds

Yard Sale Land was a little disappointing this weekend.  I only went to a few with buzz words like: antiques, the estate of, accumulation, and barn.  Since the barn was several miles out in the country, I think I spent more money on gas than on treasures.

I did manage to find a few more yardsticks, some chain for necklaces,  rusty sconces with a yummy shade of green, 2 vintage hanging racks, a framed print, and the money bag.

I thought about transforming this money bag into a purse......hmm, maybe not such a good idea unless you're asking to be mugged.  I think a pillow would be a much safer alternative.

I didn't have to spend much time cleaning up my yard sale finds, so.....time to move on to my yardstick repurposing project.  I've accumulated enough of these to finally put some more hanging racks together. 

I always have my radar on for these.  A few times I've had to cut them so
 they'd be short enough to fit into my suitcase.

You can never have too many rusty and chippy hooks. 
Just put the yardsticks and hooks together........

I used to make dozens of these.  I've recently had people asking for
 them again, so I made 4 long boards and 3 singles. 

The guys love'm.

Just too much fun for the garage.


  1. I love these yardstick hooks you made!!

  2. What a great idea for recycling those old yardsticks! I love them! I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for some at garage sales now!

    Saw you at Metamorphosis Monday!

  3. Following you on Met Monday and following your blog now too! I love your finds! I only got to hit two garage sales this weekend and I came home empty-handed. =(


  4. Hi Betsy, I'm happy to see you're having fun shopping the great outdoors!I love what you did with the yard sticks, very creative!

    My hubby and I were doing some major cleaning this weekend but we were able to hit a few garage sales Sat morning. We found a couple of great furniture pieces that I'll probably be blogging about soon.

    Big hug!

  5. Love those yard stick hooks. I might have to make some of those for myself.

  6. I am your newest follower:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  7. That is so cute! I love how rustic they look! Good job! I would have never thought of that!

  8. I love the yardstick hooks ... so fun!

  9. These are wonderful!! Love love love!!

  10. great in my neck of the woods yard sticks can be pricey.....btw i'm a new follower looking forward to reading your blog

  11. Fabulous looking sytle on a wall(love it!)
    Thank you for sharing this idea!

  12. Awesome - I love these

  13. I'm in love with your creations, these are so well done! Don't even get me started on your jewelry, just divine :->
    xo, suzy

  14. Oh. My. CuteNESS! I love these. I see I'm going to have to start keeping my eye out for some. What a great idea. Although, if I just dig around my house, I could probably find a gazillion school rulers....nah, not the same.

  15. I LOVE your vintage yardstick transformations, Betsy! I have a stash, too. But I can't seem to bring myself to the place where I can cut them up. I haven't been able to rip bindings off books for THAT cool trend either. I think my upbringing is interfering with my creativity! lol

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  16. The yardstick hooks are so cute! I know my Grandson would like one in his room...I'm on the hunt for yardsticks now!
    hugs, Linda

  17. I can never find these at a good price anymore. Kudos to you for finding them and turning the into such cool wall hooks! :-) Sue

  18. Ok, I want to buy them all! Great Christmas gifts, if I could part with them. Lol. You're one talented lady! TFS!

  19. Love the yard sticks and hooks!! They look so pretty together! Happy Friday Betsy! xo Holly

  20. If you get tired of the Reserve Bag of San Francisco, let me know and I will gladly take it off your hands(I'm from San Francisco!).


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