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.



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