Thursday, March 8, 2012

Playing in My Junk Box Again

I feel like a kid in a toy store when I'm playing in my boxes o' junk.  All the ingredients for another rake picture holder were there; they just needed a little sprucing up.  I posted about a smaller version picture holder back in August of 2010 and I even used part of the same salvaged chandelier.

The main ingredients:  Old metal rake with just the right amount of rust, metal chandelier part, architectural wood piece salvaged from a porch column.  I drilled a hole in the wood piece with a 7/8" spade/paddle bit and sprayed the rake with a coat of clear matte acrylic sealer.

Instant picture holder.

Optional ingredients:  Lens from a vintage camera, watch face picture, rhinestones, and a large antiqued silver filigree.  This is the third life for the camera lens and rhinestones; part of the necklace I originally made broke after I dropped it.

 I painted the gray column base with a coat of Old Ochre ASCP; it was a real close match to the original paint on the chandelier part.  I used E6000 glue to attach the lamp part to the base and wood glue to secure the rake handle in the hole of the base.

 Back side.

I couldn't resist displaying this sweet old picture of a baby sitting in a California's Medium Prunes box.  Click to enlarge.  Too cute!

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37 comments:

  1. Awesome~what is the stand from? It looks very cool!!!

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  2. It's a combination of a wood porch column base and chandelier part:-)

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  3. Nifty nifty!!! Makes a gorgeous display. That pic is so sweet - medium prunes are the best kind, right?

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  4. What a cute idea! That is a cute picture of the baby in the prune box. :D

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  5. Love the picture holder and the holder for your business cards too. Your ideas are fabulous. I can't wait to see what you do next week.

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  6. Very clever and quite charming! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is apppreciated!

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  7. Awesome display of your creative self! Love, love this display...It screams Betsy's Salvage Treasures!
    Great!

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  8. Girl you are so darn inventive! That is sooo cool! I love it! OK you can go shopping with me if I can hover over you while you're assembling a project *winks* Vanna

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  9. I love it, my mind does not work like yours, I think I see a box of junk! Bet you said poop when you broke the necklace!!

    Carol

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  10. Oh my, your rake picture holder is too cute!! I love it.
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Great idea.....wish I had your creativity!
    Baby picture is too cute.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheryl

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  12. Love love love this!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Elisa at home sweet nest

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  13. Another amazing transformation! It all looks as if it's always been together. Great idea and beautiful execution!

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  14. I am sure someone has already done the idea and shown it on Pinterest and I missed it, but when I saw your rake I thought it would be a fun way to hang all my long necklaces.

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  15. Lovely - I love it and will be on the lookout for pieces to make my own.

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  16. I would never in a million yrs have thought of that...I love learning something new everyday. What a fun display!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy weekend!!

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  17. Love your ideas - you're so creative! Going to your Etsy shop now to put it in my favorites!
    Have a good weekend.
    Cindy

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  18. What a great idea!! Makes me want to go look for an old rake! Oh, wait a minute I have one of those in my garage. Now all I need to find is the pieces for a stand. You make some really unusal and great pieces.

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  19. Wow! From the first photo of junk parts, I didn't expect the end result to be so pretty. You blinged it up quite nicely!!!! Great job!!!

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  20. Don't you love when things come to you like that.What a fun idea.Looks great!

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  21. Amazing what you can put together from odd pieces and parts. I love the photo holder!!
    Jane

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  22. I loved seeing your jewelry. You really have made beautiful things out of what you find. I retired not too long ago and I am doing some myself as well as others items. I am not totally ready to start selling as yet...but I am almost there. I have two separate blogs that are also not off the ground and doing much as yet but I do have a plan. Please take a look as you have time.

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  23. Love the bling in your rake. Never would have thought it was a lens. Very cool!

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  24. This is a great idea! Found you at Funky Junk Int.

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  25. LOVE it, Betsy! Best kind of re-do...functional and pretty!

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  26. Great idea. I love it. I have some old rakes I want to do something with. You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a great idea. You always do the coolest things with your "treasures". I just love how it looks with the photos added.

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  28. So many great things went into creating this fabulous project. I love the color of the rake! I also pinned it.

    I would love if you would post and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  29. SO gorgeous! Lovely blog; I'm a new follower! ♥♥
    Anne

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  30. That's a fun inexpensive craft!
    Sandy

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  31. I want YOUR junk box! This is so darn cute and clever! Yes, love that baby in the box pic!

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  32. Oh my...this is so VERY cute and clever! LOVE it :) Laurel

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  33. fun and creative. loved the little one too
    blessings
    barbara jean

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  34. The idea behind each of these creations was brilliant because they did something nice out of junk and thus showing people their creativity...


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  35. I love boxes of junk! :) you put your junk to great use! how fun!
    gail

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