Have you ever seen a rusty, crusty old item with amazing patina and decided you simply must have it?
But what to do with it?
Such was the case with this old metal wheel. I have no idea what it was on originally, by the time it came to me it was just a single chippy wheel. Maybe it came off a vintage toy baby carriage?
Whatever its original use was, I turned it into a photo holder of sorts. The photo of my grandmother is just clipped on with little metal clip and the metal label holder is a Tim Holtz product from his Idea-ology line (although they may be hard to find as they have been ‘retired’).
I’ve recently been moving some stuff around in my house and this wheel found a new home resting on the door handle on my Specimens cupboard.
I love the way it looks hanging there, but I have to admit it isn’t very practical. I have to move it every time I want to get into the cupboard.
The combination of the old photo, the chippy wheel and that delicious furniture transfer is just about perfect though.
So until I get absolutely tired of moving it every time I open the cupboard, I think it will stay in this spot for now.
Do you have any odd little items that you’ve found a use for? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Be sure to leave a comment!