Thursday, 13 October 2011

Rusty rake jewellery organiser

Inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest a while back, I made a necklace holder from a gorgeous old rusty rake.

I had bought the rake from someone on Gumtree. It came with a bonus hoe (not quite sure what I want to do with that yet) for only $7. It was a young guy selling them and he gave me such an odd look when I said what I planned to do with the rake. I bet he'd be jealous now if he saw it!!

So, while the boys were outside hygenically making fresh lemonade on the front steps (hey I'm sure all that citric acid will kill any germs, right?)...

...I set to work on my rake.

This is it 'before', complete with spider webs.

I gave it a wash then found some ribbon and tied it through the hole on the back. I secured the ribbon with some wool wrapped around the bit where the stick goes (stop me if I'm getting too technical). Then I glued a bit of felt to the back to protect the wall. It was the quickest project ever, so much so that I felt sure I couldn't be finished and tried to find more to do!

I think it looks rather sweet - and it will certainly be very useful.

You can see the felt on the back here for some of that lemonade...


Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I love this!! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Megan said...

Thank you. It's one of the easiest and most useful things I've ever made!


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