Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thursday's Theme - {Handles, Pans & Cans}

Little by little, the mountain of stuff in my workshop is becoming a more manageable molehill.  I have cut way back on going to auctions and thrift stores, with the goal of doing something with all the stuff I already have to work with.  Last week, my focus was on turning broken old chairs into useful things (HERE, if you missed it), this week I focused on finding new uses for old wooden handles and pans and cans.

 Recently, I bought a set of 3 old bread pans that had really pretty patina on them.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
  I added two of them to the antique chair leg salvage that I showed you earlier in the week, but I still had one more I could do something with, and I remembered 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.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
I just drilled four holes at the bottom of the pan, then twisted a piece of wire from inside the pan, around the potato masher stem to attach it.  The basket rests on the flat part of the potato masher, so no other support was needed.
Repurposed Bread Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
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!
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
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.  
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
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.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
The last project I worked on was this quirky wall basket.
Repurposed Tin Cans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
 I had an antique bike pump with this wonderful wooden handle.
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.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
I made one last scavenging trip through my workshop and found this old coffee can.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Several years ago, I added a scrap of burlap to it, and a little piece of window screen, then tore the word, "Grow" out of an old schoolbook to add to the screen.  BINGO...it was exactly what I needed!
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
 It is totally quirky, but I really like it.  I think it would be cute hanging by a kitchen or entryway window, to grow herbs year-round.
Repurposed Pans and Wooden Handles by http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Well, there you have it - more weird projects for Thursday's Theme!

Blessings,
Angie




26 comments:

  1. My word for this year is LESS. You have helped tremendously with ideas on how to reduce my stash of supplies. My favorite is the fluted tin on the hook.

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  2. I forgot to comment on that beautiful photograph you are using for your header. I have snow envy!

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  3. OMG, I love every idea. How smart are you. My have to try some of them out myself. Just darling. Going to share on my FB page.

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  4. fun little creations! I LOVE your header photo!!

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  5. Love your blog! So glad I found you through The Ivy Cottage. Will visit often.
    Melinda

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  6. i HAVE BARNS FULL OF THE SAME ITEMS YOU TURN INTO ART. tHIS YEAR, BECAUSE OF YOU...MY JUNK BECAOMES ART TOO. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT INSPIRATION !!

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  7. I love all of these wonderful and creative projects. There's no such thing as junk with your imagination:-)

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  8. I adore the red handles...wonderful idea..You are amazing....Did I say "I Love them"... :)

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  9. How I love old vintage pieces with wooden red handles. They remind me so much of my Gramma.
    Blessings, my friend!
    Carolynn xxx

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  10. I love your quirky "weirdness" Angie. These projects ROCK! My fave is the fluted pan, but I love all of them:)

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  11. You added sooo much character to all of those little tins!
    Great job
    Susan

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  12. If that's weird, I LOVE weird. You're a genius and I love that you stuck it out until you figured out how to make your ideas work. So cool!
    Liz

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  13. Ha - we must all be on 'stuff overload'. I too am cutting way back on the buying and bringing home curbside finds. Gotta work on my current stash. You're doing great - keep going! Love it....

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  14. Unbelievably creative repurposing, I love every on of them and plan on stealing all your ideas (hopefully you will take that as a compliment to your creativity).

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  15. Great ideas! Every time I visit your blog, I am reminded that I should never throw anything away. I can't tell you how many things I see that are now considered vintage - that used to reside in my kitchen or elsewhere in my house. :-)

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  16. I just found you through the Mercantile Muse linkup. You're so creative with these "bits" that most people wouldn't want. Great ideas!

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  17. Such a clever idea! I'm saving this one, once I find the potato masher I have somewhere and when I come across a bread pan that fits the bill.

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  18. Very cute ideas and what a great way to incorporate the vintage pieces into one's home or garden.

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  19. I have a feeling your brain never rests! SO cute and creative -- you remind me of Rosemary from Villabarnes as she 'shops' her garage and finds all kinds of wonderful treasures!

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  20. Hi Angie ... you have done it again. Love all your repurposed, quirky creations. Yes, I also think that your brain never rests and you have your body going a mile a minute. When DO you rest? Take care ... we all love what you do. You are so creative.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Tresures

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  21. What fun--I love all of them! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. such wonderfully creative projects!!
    thanks for inspiring us...

    blessings
    barb

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  23. Love these projects!! I remember that first one from Mamie Jane, and I love yours too. Anything with red captures my heart. Sharing this on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCozyOldFarmhouse

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  24. Love these! Pinning it! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  25. Love your projects!! & your header! So neat!! Happy Friday! xx Holly

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