LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time Travel Thursday #13 - Repurposing a Vintage Find


"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
~Jeremy Irons~


Welcome to the 13th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!


Here's some of my latest vintage treasure procured
from local barn sales.  The Yankee liked everything except the antique yarn winder—
the tall slender wooden piece in the right-hand corner. 

I couldn't explain to him why I liked it; I just did!
Sometimes Oftentimes, I buy something with no particular plan
in mind at the time of purchase.  If something appeals to me, I can always
figure out a way to use it.   ; )

The Yankee wanted to just throw it in the fire pit in the back field. 
His line of reasoning—it was missing five of its arms!  Can you imagine that reasoning
coming from a man who himself uses bits and pieces of junk
to make things?! 


I quickly gave it a thorough cleaning, let it air dry, and gave it a good
paste wax job—so I could immediately put it to use.

By the way, have you noticed how often my projects involve
those three steps?


In order to keep the one arm in the postion I wanted it in, an additional peg
had to be added to the front.  Of course, there just happened to be one...
among our jumbles of junk.


I thought, for now, it would make a unique towel rack in the tiny guest bath.

At least that will keep it off the burn pile...
until I think of something better!

Joining Susan's Metamorphosis Monday.

10 comments:

  1. Good job, and if all else fails it could hold TP! Ha! I got some stuff today at Habitat so maybe, I can finish something and get it posted this week.
    Some men....or is it just some days, with men... Ha! Sorry I could not resist...

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  2. I think it makes a brilliant towel holder.

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  3. Glad you saved it from the burn pile! Its looking pretty cute hold that towel.

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  4. Great ideas, thanks for hosting:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  5. Hi, I think it should stay exactly where it is. What a fabulous transformation and very inspiring. Will you ever get people out of your bathroom;-)
    Thanks so much for featuring my "oops" project. I will be back to join in again.

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  6. We can always find a use for something we just have to buy, can't we? looks great!

    Janet

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  7. Cute idea! Men just don't have the same 'vision' we do, do they? lol! He'll probably end up using it to hang his hunting mags on....:) Happy MM!

    xoxo laurie

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  8. How neat! I love your creative ideas!

    Partying with you tonight.

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