Recently, I bought a set of 3 old bread pans that had really pretty patina on them.
Jane @ Mamie Jane's potato masher tote, and decided to make a variation on it, with my one remaining bread pan. I like that I can either set it on a counter or hang it on the wall. I use several old bread pans in my kitchen already, to hold spice bottles and seasoning packets, so I knew I would get plenty of use out of this one.
I like that the old potato masher is useful while on display now.
If anyone from the Hershey company is out there, and you want to thank me for the free advertising you are getting in these photos...chocolate makes a great thank you gift!
I had another old red wooden handle from some kind of tool. I've been trying to figure out what to do with it, because I love the handle. I rummaged through my junk tool box and found a metal piece with a hook at the end - again, no idea what it was from, but it fit inside the handle perfectly. So, now I had a hook "thing" attached to it, but still didn't know what to do with it. I tried several ideas and none of them were quite right, but I spotted an old fluted tin (brioche tin?) on my kitchen shelf. It seemed like a good match for another wall hanging "basket", so I drilled a hole in the bottom of the pan, inserted that into the hook part, then used E-6000 to glue the hook stem to the pan.
It looks pretty with some fresh pine greenery in it, but would
make a nice spot for candy or some herbs in it, to hang by the kitchen window.
The last project I worked on was this quirky wall basket.
I racked my brains trying to figure out what to do with it, and was ready to throw in the towel and give up. I just couldn't figure out what I could possibly put on it, which really bummed me, because I love the handle.
I made one last scavenging trip through my workshop and found this old coffee can.
Well, there you have it - more weird projects for Thursday's Theme!