All dressed up with no where to go!

June 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
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I found this ceramic figure of a little girl at an antique/junk store a year or so ago, and although I had no idea what Id do with it, I had to have it. She is about 2 1/2 feet tall, and hollow. I discovered that when I drilled a hole through her!
Next, I mounted her on a birch round that I attached wheels to so that I could easily move it around. Through the center I put a piece of 1 inch  copper pipe that I had in the shop.
 I painted it red and distressed it.
Using scrap pieces of 3/4 inch copper pipe salvaged from part of a copper fence that we had to remove on our deck, I made the top part of what would soon be a coat rack.
It now sits at the top of our stairs and catches purses, jackets, hats and whatever!
I found this ceramic figure of a little girl at an antique/junk store a year or so ago, and although I had no idea what Id do with it, I had to have it. She is about 2 1/2 feet tall, and hollow. I discovered that when I drilled a hole through her!

I found this ceramic figure of a little girl at an antique/junk store a year or so ago, and although I had no idea what I'd do with it, I had to have it. She is about 2 1/2 feet tall, and hollow. I discovered that when I drilled a hole through her!


This is made of a kind of chalky ceramic material, and I really have no idea what it's original purpose was. I just liked it. For now, she is a coat rack, but that could change at any time!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Writh
posted in: member junk, plant holder, furniture, whimsical, family room, porch, study, great room, sunroom, mudroom, coat rack, ceramic

Comments (9)

PaintingIsMyPassion writes: This is so cute and such a conversation piece. It would have made a wonderful lamp as well. Posted: 6:39 pm on July 9th
georgiamoon writes: I have NEVER seen anything like this in my life. I wonder what she was before...I know she is darling now! Georgia Posted: 11:51 pm on June 23rd
alicemom writes: Marie,
You are a clever bird! She is darling & useful!
smiles,
alice Posted: 11:26 pm on June 23rd
chippingcharm writes: I love it..."had to have it...no idea what I would do with it" I can totally relate!!! :) Great idea, Laurel Posted: 10:58 pm on June 23rd
junkermidge writes: Very, very clever! What a great way to put that piece to use. I love it.
Midge Posted: 10:12 pm on June 23rd
fellowjunker writes: Your coat rack is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E Marie!!
xojanis Posted: 9:41 pm on June 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Too cute! Love the bright colors. Posted: 10:59 am on June 23rd
shabbychick writes: Marie, She is too sweet! What a great repurpose for her, and with her little apron, she looks like a working girl!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:27 am on June 23rd
suewhitney writes: How adorable is this! Love her. Great re-purpose with the copper pipe. You are a clever girl!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:28 am on June 23rd
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