August 14, 2012

Repurposed Farmhouse Wire Jewelry Organizer and Memo Board

It's been so glorious here the past few days in the midwest (can you say 70's?) that I hope at least some of you have been experiencing this pleasant change.  Anyway, I just wanted to show you something I picked up on a trip to Des Moines, Iowa a few weekends ago.  Farmhouse sieve turned jewelry/photo/memorabilia display.


I'm not really sure what it's intended purpose was, but I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to have it.  Check this out.


It's some sort of drawer with it's own label holder thingy.  And yes, that's a technical term.  Wish I knew what it really did on the farm.


Any ideas?



I'd love to hear what you think it is.



Here's one of the many chalkboards I made out of Dollar Tree tin platters.  I love setting them up around the house with sayings that make you smile.  I especially love the one I used with my Pottery Barn Hurricane knock-off here.


I'm very happy with how it turned out.  And guess what?  It looks like I'll be selling my handmade vintage jewelry in just a few weeks at a local fall festival.  What better use for this old thing than as a jewelry display piece in my sales booth?  Once the details of the event have been worked out I can't wait to share them with you!

Funny how life has a way of dropping opportunities in your lap sometimes, whether you think you're ready for them or not.  Vendor sales at this time in my life will make me crazy-busy.  Even busier than I've been, if that's possible.  But I think I have to go with it.  Oh, and did I mention that we bought a dog today?  Life.  It's what happens while other people are busy making plans.

Hope you're all having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo


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7 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry - don't know what it was in its former life, but like what you did with it now. Congrats on selling your creations. I have thought about selling mine jewelry, but that is all I have done - but thinking about it is all I have done.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, looks like some kind of drying rack. I just might remove a drawer bottom and replace it with hardware cloth!
Congrats on your new family member! Knowing your beautiful property, that dog will be in dog heaven! Best of luck with your sale! Love, Penny

Lisa said...

Coming out of lurkdom to suggest that maybe the thingie was a storage drawer for flower bulbs? Or garlic?

Love the transformation!

Sabrina said...

I'm thinking it was a fruit dehydrator. Or rather the tray for dehydrating fruit and veggies.

It's a gorgeous piece now, that's for sure!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Whatever it was, it's going to be fabulous in its new life as a jewelry display. It's always a crazy busy time before a show, but it will be so rewarding. Can't wait to hear all about it. Congratulations on the new member of your family.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I have no idea what this was! I love it's new purpose though! It's perfect for your jewelry! Congrats on your new dog! Enjoy!

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