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  This is the third life for the camera lens and rhinestones; part of the necklace I originally made broke after I dropped it.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:

Connie Mercer said...

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

Betsy said...

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

Michelle L. said...

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

pat said...

You are one creative gal!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

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

Stephanie said...

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.

Honey at 2805 said...

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

Loretta said...

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

lvroftiques said...

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

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

chateau chic said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Elisa said...

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

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

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

Art and Sand said...

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.

June@I will craft said...

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

momto8 said...

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!!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

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

Oklahomaredhead said...

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.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

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!!!

Anne said...

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

Laura said...

what an awesome idea!!!!

Jane said...

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

Rock and Roll said...

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.

Pam said...

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

joetterer said...

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

www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

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

Little Miss Maggie said...

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

Pam said...

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

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

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

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

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

Mom of 12 said...

That's a fun inexpensive craft!
Sandy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

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

Barbara Jean said...

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

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gail said...

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