Friday, April 3, 2015

Repurposed Rusty Rake

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.

Repurposed rusty rake
This yummy green $1 yard sale find was exactly what I was looking for to create another rake picture holder.

repurposed rake DIY with trophy base
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.

upcycled rake DIY picture holder
Rust and rhinestones are always a good combination!

upcycled trophy base DIY picture holder
  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.

photo holder from vintage rake DIY
Every rusty rake needs a silk ribbon rose.

My Salvaged Treasures DIY repurposed rake photo holder
I'll enjoy it on my living room mantel, for now, then it will be coming with to Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show on the 17th and 18th.

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