I am all for re-purposing ...
AND ... i love thrift shopping.
a thrifting buddy saw me in Wallmart one day and said ...
do you really pay retail for some things?
(not very often)
This was done many years before blogging days ... actually it was made to sell on eBay.
In its former life it was a tired-old-brown-pine magazine rack that hung on the wall and might have held keys on the bottom hooks.
This was for those who collected vintage whisk brooms.
Red paint ... a little distressing and an added decoration to the top gave it a fresh, new look.
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As you can see ...
it was likely November or December when I did this.
I painted the top parts of the brooms ... dipped the edges of the bottom in the paint and wrapped each with some decorative material off a cafe curtain. The stained lace and check ruffle was salvage from the edge of a wicker basket. A grungy metal star hangs from the lace and the time-worn white dust pan was included for those who wanted to do a little sweeping.
(gosh ... racking my brain because it has been years since I did this)
A little distressing brings out the black.
Back of brooms.
All items were bought at thrift stores, garage sales or estate sales and nothing was bought at retail ... well maybe the star.
This makes a useful and decorative display and still could be used for magazines and keys.
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