Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Magnetic

Are you ready to really think outside the box? Take a look at my magnetic board.


The magnet is  a vintage bottle cap,


to which I attached a small magnet.



However, that's not the most interesting thing about this magnetic board. My board is actually...........



Yes, it's one of my dollies. When I bought this piece, I just loved the unusual shape, and patina. I really wasn't thinking about it's original purpose.  Today I was trying to think of another use for it.  Hmmmm, I wondered if my cart was magnetic.   It was.  I made the magnets a while back for a different magnetic board, and I love the way they look against this  texture.



My husband and two teen sons are very much accustomed to my quirky ideas. So, they didn't see anything unusual about this vignette.  I don't know if I will leave it in this spot, but what a conversation piece.




So, if you have an interesting piece of metal, see if it's magnetic. You could create a very unique magnetic board.


I'll be sharing this funky magnetic board with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.  Donna will be hosting a "You've Got Guts" link party.  She presented a challenge, and I'm excited to join in.

Also sharing with:
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
Beyond The Picket Fence: Under $100 Linky Party










38 comments:

  1. That brings back memories. I used to drink lime and cherry rickeys with my high school boyfriend.

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  2. Very unique idea Rosemary! Love the bottle cap magnets!

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  3. The bottle caps have such a fun graphic punch!

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  4. The bottle cap magnets are great, love them. I think the magnetic board is really cool too.

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  5. Thank you for sharing or else I might have never seen such an unusual dolly. I really like the shape and patina.
    Lisa

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  6. This is so cute! It brings back memories! What a great idea!

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  7. You've got Guts, and great ideas! It's the coolest magnetic board I've ever seen!
    Debbie

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  8. So you've got guts!!! lol Really love the rusty look...cool.

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  9. Never had a Lime Rickey, but now you have me craving one! lol

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  10. When you say "think outside the box" you do mean "outside the box". It's a good way to advertise your business as well.... :-) thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh my gosh that is such a cool idea! I love how you have it photographed too! You are such a talented gal!

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  12. What a great idea! I was just looking at the Funky Junk blog and this will be a great addition!

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  13. That's a supercool magnet board and I love the magnets! Great ideas!

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  14. Great idea, you always reuse things in a new and creative way, love it. Laura Cottage and Broome

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  15. Those bottle cap magnets would look great in a retro style kitchen! The magnetic dolley is a creative way to display them too. Very interesting!

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  16. I'm loving your creativity with the message board. I never would have thought to use it in that purpose, but it really works with the vintage bottle caps. Your basket of hydrangeas is very pretty too!

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  17. Rosemary, You have such a wonderful imagination. Love seeing your creations!
    Audrey

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  18. I'm loving the magnets and the dolly. I've been making bottlecap magnets for a few years now (thanks to my daughter who got into botttlecaps big time) and they're my absolute favorite magnet for the fridge! Pretty cool you used the dolly.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  19. Rosemary

    You knocked that out of the park!!! Beautiful{swoon}

    Have a wonderful week

    xoxo
    Kate

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  20. Bravo!!!! This really is a wonderful execution! Junky too.... yum! Don't change a thing!

    Donna

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  21. Yes - you have guts, imagination and talent! Great idea
    Cheers Kylie

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  22. That is both interesting and very attractive, I love the use of the bottle caps.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. Love the idea of making magnets out of vintage bottle caps. Using the dolly as a magnetic board is a very unique idea. You can just about put that anywhere.

    Kris

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  24. Rosemary,this is sheer genius! You just never cease to amaze me with what you see in your mind's eye! Now, that, my dear, is true talent!! If you get a moment, please stop by and get in on my mid-week giveaway. Be blessed!

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  25. You are just amazing with your creativity!!!! Love this idea.

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  26. How awesome! It looks like an old gas tank (gas like oxygen) roller. We have them in our lab, and I would never have thought of them in this way. You have such a good eye!

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  27. Great idea,...love your final photos with this piece.

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  28. I never saw one in that shape before! It's definitely unique and alongside your dried hydrangeas...it looks fabulously shabby and wonderful!
    Diane

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  29. Another cool inspirational post Rosemary! Hmmmm I'm wondering if I have any cool old metal pieces? And where did you find those cool bottle caps? Love those! Vanna

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  30. That is an unusual dolly! I don't have any metal pieces right now but I did see a truck going down the road yesterday full of old scrap metal. I was probably the only person on the road that saw all the potential in that pile of "junk". I also love what you did with the horseshoes. We have tons of them and I never ever thought to use them as handles. Fantastic! xo

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  31. I gave you a shout out today in my post!!!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2011/10/black-cat-and-old-white-ghost.html

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  32. Cute idea, Rosemary! So funny that you don't faze your family anymore with your creativity! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  33. Fantastic idea, it looks wonderful,and perfect for Donna's "Guts" chanllenge. Check out mine if you get a chance!

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  34. Oh now, THAT is awesome! Who would have thunk it?! ~Lili

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  35. I love junk! :) your magnetic board and magnets look great!
    gail

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