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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What Can You Do With A Rusty Old Rake?

The Cranky Queen was doing her usual weekend drive~by "roadside scavenging" when she came upon this pile of "diamonds in the rough"!  Two old rake heads...just laying in the dust...traces of their green paint still peeking through after years of raking yards.  She threw them in the back of the Royal Carriage and continued to scan the pile, finding 2 old suitcases, an aqua box fan & 4 wooden croquet mallets (all that have now SOLD in her antique booth). What to do with these old rake heads ????




She thought it would be cute hanging on a porch or door.  She painted a little sign made from old wood & attached it to the rake with  a broken extension cord!




She found this metal flower pot hanger @ The Dollar General for $1 & attached to the tongs rake. Tied ribbon and a torn floral hankie at the top.
The ribbon is bits and pieces of old lace & trim topped of with a worn rose~patterned hanky! So this is what the Cranky Queen created with a discarded rake for less than $2~Love the heirloom roses peeking out!

STAY CALM & GO RAKE THE GARDEN!
Tiffany

15 comments:

  1. Awww! A great find! Love the rusty-ness of the rake! I need the sign in my garden!

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  2. "Imagination is Grace from God"! You have great vision and I thank you for your inspiration. SO MANY gals are into fairy gardening these days, "I'M THINKING" this rake would be a FANTASTIC centerpiece for a little village.
    That's an OLD RAKE TOO! but I DO remember those!
    Have a fun week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  3. A brilliant way to re-purpose a rake!

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  4. You had me at "rusty"..too cute :) Laurel

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  5. I like your way of "shopping"!!! Great job with the rusty rake!!!

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  6. Now I know what to do with my old rakes! Thanks for the creative idea.

    Jody

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  7. I'm pinning this! I will be heading back to my favorite junk yard soon and they had tons of these -- now I have a vision of what can be done with one!

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  8. Very very cute!! I would love to have something like this in my yard.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays! Love this idea...

    Jody

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  10. I LOVE trash drive-bys! I've scored some great treasures that way. Mr. EA is always amazed that someone would buy an old rake. Will he ever learn not to doubt our wisdom? Really cute makeover.

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

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  11. Adorable! I love it when you can turn trash to treasure. I'm in a gardening mood so this post really caught my eye tonight.

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  12. Gurl! This is freaking great!!!

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  13. That's an AMAZING transformation! You are so good as re-purposing and what finds you got! That rake is adorable.

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