Thursday, October 13, 2011

Redesigning With Parts III

What do you do with a bucket of horseshoes, a vintage box/crate, and random metal?




I started with these.







  No paint needed with this redesign.  This is what I came up with.



I attached the horseshoes to both sides,



used my vintage rubber stamps for the lettering,



attached my metal piece (these were originally used as decorative backing for drawer pulls), and pressed a numbered tack in the center.  I added a little antiquing gel to the tack.



It makes a nice little carrier, planter, a place to stash stuff, etc.



Right now I like my dried roses.


I have a painted variation I'll share later.  How would you use it?

Sharing With:
Funky Junk Interiors: Crazy for Crates
Sassy Sites: Trash 2 Treasure
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Monday
The DIY Showoff: DIY Project Parade
Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholics Anonymous
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
2805: Potpourri Party
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party




88 comments:

Mindy said...

stunning! i love this idea! where did you find the number tacks? those are great!
Mindy~

~Earth Angel~ said...

This is so clever and neat!!! You could also use this in your office for file folders, that is, if it is the right size....I love all your creations and never miss your blog!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda :)

Kris said...

What a fantastic job! You are so clever! I love what you did with these parts. It makes a great little carrier to put things in!

Kris

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE it!!!!! What a fabulous idea, Rosemary:) I would fill it with dried flowers like Hydrageas or greens for Christmas.....But then again it would be perfect for rolled towels in the bath or kitchen. OMG so many uses!!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cindy said...

Fantastic! Love your box and it can be used for sooo many things!

Kelly said...

This may be one of my favorites so far that you've done! I love love love it! It's so frenchy, european, old looking. The best part is that it's one of a kind and you used things you already had.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Absolutely gorgeous
Love the entire box so creative
Thanks for the inspiration
xxoo
Pam

Nyanser av vitt said...

It is really lovely and you can use it for so many things. Why not put a lot of candles in it and keep them on a drawer. Or maybe nice bottles with olive oils or something :O) I love it and again you have used old used things.
Agneta

Designing Domesticity said...

Again, so impressed with your ideas and construction. well done! liz

Katie said...

This is so cool! You must post this at Funky Junk Interiors--Donna will swoon when she sees this.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW I LOVE IT!! You could use that all around your house for so many different things. Martina

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love it! The metal accents are perfect and your stamping looks great!

Pam

Revi said...

Too cool, Rosemary! Those numbers are absolutely amazing! Love how your brain works, girlfriend. Horse shoes as handles...:)
-Revi

Miss Kitty said...

Amazingly wonderful (as usual)! The lettering is just wonderful...I know if I had done that with stamps, it would not look nearly as good. I saw your post over at "2805" link party.

outjunking said...

I think in front of a fire place a few logs standing up lending in the box. I can do this.
Thanks,
Lisa

pbrenner said...

You are one of the MOST creative people I have ever encountered - you never cease to amaze me! I love using wood boxes (depending on size) for towels/face cloths in the bathroom. I like bright white towels mixed in rustic containers ... I wish I could come across some numbered tacks like that - super cool!

Patty

SJ said...

That is so cool. How creative of you.

High Street Cottage said...

How awesome! I haven't seen the horse shoes used for handles, it's brill!

Honey at 2805 said...

All of these things add up to something awesome by Rosemary!

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

Okay now, that does it... What a fabulous idea! Love it with the horseshoes as handles!!! Looks great the patina is so beautiful...
What a great little tote.

All the Best,
Christine

Sue said...

This looks oh so vintage, Rosemary! lovin' those little tacks and the horseshoes as handles. :-)
~ Sue

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a clever idea! You really do create some of the most beautiful pieces out of your finds. LOVE this!!

vikki said...

As always you come up with the cutest pieces.

eclecticrevisited said...

...love it....!!
you are truly so creative...and this piece is quite pretty, too..
best,
maureen

Marianne said...

That is one gorgeous transformation. And yes, you are one of the most creative people out here in blogland!
Marianne :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous, Rosemary! When you placed your lettering, how do you space it out so that it comes out centered correctly? That always seems to be my biggest problem! :)

xoxo laurie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Let me just say that I would love to whisk you away so you could teach me how to do all these amazing creations you come up with~ Seriously!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Oh wow! I love it! I could see rolled up towels or live plants inside.

xo,
Dee

beachcomber said...

omg! it looks fantastic!! i'd love to get some of the vintage rubber stamps..where did you find them?
x

chateau de fleurs said...

Your little box turned out just PERFECT!!! XO Christie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

clever..clever girl!!! i can think of a million uses for it!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

OMG!*!*! Rosemary you've gone over-the-top AGAIN!!! SOOOO creative...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Karen said...

Beautiful Rosemary, I absolutely love it! You are a genius I'm convinced of it.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Rosemary!
You are amazing! Who would ever have thought to use horseshoes as handles but you. So clever!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. Very unique.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I absolutely love this idea. I think it makes a wonderful planter or even a magazine rack. Now it is a total work of art.

Paula

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I'd use it on the mantel or table...somewhere I could see it all the time, because it's perfect!
Debbie

Terry said...

Love your dried roses in this and the Villa Barnes is perfect.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think you have just reached beyond genius status! really!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Very cute! I just knew this was going to be your blog when I saw the thumbprint photo on FNF. I love what you did with this box!

~Shanon

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Thumbnail.....I meant thumbnail :)

fleurcottage said...

love it - it's unique and useful!

Karen said...

I love the horseshoe handles on the wooden box. So clever! I never think of things like that! And by golly, I have some of those screen numbers that I found in my Mom's junk drawer. If I can remember where I put them, I think I'll get them out and use them for something. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Cindy said...

I knew when I saw what you had to work with that you would come up with something gorgeous, my mind was blank!
You are so creative, I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that is great! I just recently found a vintage rubber stamp set,,,Love it! I have not tried it on wood yet though!!

Carol

d e l i g h t said...

This is so cool!!! The horseshoes for handles is genius! Great job!

Char said...

Oh Rosemary,
you are so creative. I sat and gazed on this wonderful cottage and very shabby box, and couldn't help but realize that I would have never come up with such a magical treasure.
You are a one in a million girlfriend!!!
Char

Nyanser av vitt said...

Just want to wish you a lovely weekend.
Agneta

Bobbie said...

You amaze me....this box is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Bobbie

Tricia said...

I'm looking forward to sharing this post with my sister. Your clever use of the horseshoes is something she would love. (Her husband is a brand inspector.) That aside I love everything about the box from the unpaintedness to the lettering to the handles to those adorable tacks. It's just a bundle of "right on" creativity from beginning to end.

Amy-Thrifty Treasure Hunter said...

OMG, I love it...especially the horsehoe handles!!!! My Aunt & Uncle have a horse farm and their office is decorated in Horses so I may copy this for them!!!!!

Now to find the perfect box, off to hunt.

-Amy
Thrifty Treasure Hunter

Diane said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!
Diane

shellyandrade said...

You are SO talented! LOVE it!!!!!!

Nook & Cranny said...

Just fantastic!!!
Michele

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love it!!! hugs ~lynne~

lindaharre said...

Some people constantly think "Outside the Box".....love it!

Peggy57 said...

As usual you knocked it out of the ball park. Love it. So creative.

Terry said...

I really love the Villa Barnes on this one and those dried roses look beautiful in there.

Melissa said...

I LOVE this!!!! I have a wood box I have been trying to figure out what to do with. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your horseshoes for handles idea! :)

Ido said...

This is sooooooooo awesome Rosmeary!!! I love it!
XXX Ido

Toni said...

Love it! The horseshoe handles is so unique and the metal thing with the number tacked it - fabulous!

lvroftiques said...

Well I think I need to send my old parts to you! Lol! Only you could come up with something so fabulous Rosemary! A resounding FAA! *winks* Vanna

andrea said...

A true artist is savvy AND resourceful! Great work! andrea@townandprairie

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love that! Thanks for the visit, totally creative and wonderful! Hugs Marilou

Pamela said...

Rosemary I have to say this is one of my all tlime face projects of yours!!!

Leovi said...

Really wonderful pieces. I love the texture and color of the wood.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Rosemary, you made that into such a great piece! I love how the number tack fits so perfectly into that metal plate. Using the horseshoes for handles ~ genius! I just love it!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

my is that a sensational piece! you are so full of talent...

love to see your works of art.


Karen
Brayton Homestead Interiors

deb mills said...

your firescreen table drew me, the rest of your gorgeous projects is keeping me as a follower. love everything!!

Betsy said...

Wowza! Love the personalized box you created out of a bunch of nothing. What a brilliant idea to use the horseshoes as handles. Very clever indeed!!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Very cool! (How did you happen to have a box of horseshoes just lying around?) Love the photo treatment too.

Nyanser av vitt said...

Thank you so much :O)
Agneta

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

This redesign looks great! I love the use of the horseshoes... perfect for blankets or magazines!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

victoriantailor said...

Hi Rosemary, thanks for your visit and nice comment, love the crate! Celeste

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Gorgeous, Rosemary, I can't wait to see what else is up your very talented sleeve!! thanks for sharing all the wonderful with VIF, xoxo

S said...

Oh I love that you stamped on the box. Wonderful result!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous Rosemary!! What a charming little box- love the stamping and that hardware! Thanks for sharing at FNF!

gail said...

Rosemary-I love how all of these things come together to make a fab piece!
gail
ps catching you this week

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

ROSEMARY! You have to be the most craftin' in som'body I have EVER known, DAMN! You can come up with some shit huh?! Good for you! Glad I don't live close..I have a feeling I would be broke... =(
lol
~Meliss

Chris said...

Hi Rosemary, what a novel piece you created. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please drop by my blog and perhaps you will follow me also. I would like that. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Chris

Jilly said...

Useful information like this one must be kept and maintained so I will put this one on my bookmark list! Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!
interlocking rubber floor mat

Lili said...

I adore this one so much, especially since you used what you just had on hand. Oh my goodness, I'm just sitting here, shaking my head and taking it all in. GORGEOUS. ~Lili

Barbara said...

Love it Rosemary...so creative. I picked up a wood window box last spring at a yard sale for $2. I had no idea what to do with it until now! Thank you and congrats on your feature at Dittle Dattle!
Barbara

Barbara said...

Love it Rosemary...so creative. I picked up a wood window box last spring at a yard sale for $2. I had no idea what to do with it until now! Thank you and congrats on your feature at Dittle Dattle!
Barbara

Barbara said...

Love it Rosemary...so creative. I picked up a wood window box last spring at a yard sale for $2. I had no idea what to do with it until now! Thank you and congrats on your feature at Dittle Dattle!
Barbara

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Horseshoes for handles! Ingenious!

Brandi said...

Beautiful job Rosemary! I love your use of the horseshoes as handles! Very clever and unique idea! Congratulations on your feature at UTTAD!