There’s this New and Used place just down the road from me. It’s a little shop that offers everything under the sun.
(The New and Used Store, 43241 Vedder Mt Road / 604 823-6554, tell them the junk loving blogger sent you)
I love to peek in there every now and then, just in case I find that special something. And being that the bathroom reno is in high gear, I was hoping for a little rusty bling of some sort to dress it
“I knew you’d like this!”
He created a rusty old antique isle and gave me the personal tour! I was touched.
I hope you don’t mind a few cloudy iPhone pictures. Guess I should start carrying the big gun camera on the road a little more often. You NEVER know when you’ll hit a rusty antique isle.
Care to play a “What would you do with these salvaged finds” game just for fun? Ok, I’ll go first! (like you have a choice)
1. Wheelbarrow / since it’s too big for the bathroom, I’d love to hang this on an interior wall or fill it with flowers in the summer. I LOVED the rust with the white and black. It was magnificent. Dang! Now I want it more.
2. Rusty tub / I’d LOVE to make an outdoor pond with a babbling little water fountain! But should there ever be a next house? I want one of these for a tub. Imagine.
5. Wood framed glass door / it’s gorgeous! I’d layer it in front of a window that could use a little privacy. Or just allow the sunlight to stream in. Hmmm…. might have to go back and check the price.
6. Old clock / it’s kind of got a diner feel to it to me. It would come in mighty handy by my blog desk though with those red numbers! I need to figure out how to set my blog without that setup so I can quit counting my fingers.
7. Gas tanks / I always love these but never know what to do with them. If weighted down, they’d make neat lamp bases if you were handy with a welder. I don’t know. Any ideas?
8. Funky hooks / I loved it but it was so curved you couldn’t even hang it right. Still thinking because I really loved how quirky it was.
9. Green bar stool / plant stand?
10. These rusty hubs were cool! They would have made the perfect hanging mood lights in some corner. But boy were they heavy.
11. Wood burning stove door / I’d just lean this somewhere because I like the look of it. I mean, it was REALLY heavy.
Then again, everything rusty metal is heavy. If I buy this stuff, I’d actually have to learn how to mount stuff properly.
Until then, I can handle the lightweight rusty metal category just fine. The funnel and handle came home with me.
12. Rusty funnel / I could see a whole collection of all different sizes of these guys and hang them as lights floating group above my blog office desk. I want more!
13. Metal handle / maybe on a cabinet… hmmm… in the bathroom perhaps?
14. Rusty mattress spring / please be proud of me. This was on the curb on the way home and I was a good girl and left it there!
Don’t you dare give me ideas for this.. you know how weak I am. And it isn’t old, right? I’m sure it’s new… RIGHT? Ugh. Pictures you take home with you are dangerous.
Well now wasn’t that fun? Would you like to play too? Cut and paste the text below in comments and go ahead and see if you can find uses for all these things. Can’t wait to hear what you’d do.
1. Wheelbarrow /
2. Rusty tub /
3. Insulators /
4. Round rusted out tub /
5. Wood framed glass door /
6. Vintage clock /
7. Gas tanks /
8. Funky hooks /
9. Green bar stool /
10. Rusty wheel hubs /
11. Wood stove door /
12. Rusty funnel /
13. Rusty handle /
14. Rusty bedspring /