A great grate

October 5th, 2009 in member junk     
oldnews oldnews, member
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I found this the other day at the scrap yard and thought it would make a cool grate for hot dishes. After a thorough scrubbing and steel wooling, it was ready to be sealed with a clear varithane.
Next step was to drill holes in the 4 corners so that I could screw feet onto it to make it esier to pick up. (It does weigh a ton!)  I tried lots of things, but really liked the look of the faucet handles best.
I think this would be perfect for a loaf of french bread! Wish I had some to try out! Im hungry just thinking about it!
I found this the other day at the scrap yard and thought it would make a cool grate for hot dishes. After a thorough scrubbing and steel wooling, it was ready to be sealed with a clear varithane.

I found this the other day at the scrap yard and thought it would make a cool grate for hot dishes. After a thorough scrubbing and steel wooling, it was ready to be sealed with a clear varithane.


This grate was my most recent find at our local scrap yard. It just seemed to lend itself perfectly to this!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, centerpiece, eclectic, industrial, funky, outdoor spaces, house wear, kitchen, dining room, cast iron-metallic

Comments (14)

racers7 writes: Very funky! And you can use it for lots of hot dishes. I would never think to use it like that. Clever, very clever. Posted: 11:12 am on October 7th
byabpryor writes: Great job M. A really nice piece of functional art. Posted: 4:06 pm on October 6th
alicemom writes: Marie,
That is a great,grate,great! Piece. The feet are a perfect turn-on!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:42 am on October 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You really paint a pretty picture with your loaf of french bread comment. I'd love this on my dining table!
Well done,
Candy
Posted: 6:00 am on October 6th
shabbychick writes: Marie - Awesome job and love the faucet handles as feet! Wish I had a scrap yard I could visit...

Kathy

Posted: 4:34 pm on October 5th
RustyDiva writes: Thank you Marie for looking at it in a positive light! We would have a GREAT time and I don't mind a little laughter from others either! (I actually had a friend stop shopping with me because we were attracted to the same stuff ~ it became a competition for her to see if she could beat me to something ~ took all the fun out of the whole like mind thing) Wish we lived closer too!!!!!! Posted: 12:13 pm on October 5th
oldnews writes: Rusty Diva, we could have a GOOD time! There's plenty of rust to go around, and to have a partner in crime would be SO much fun! Then the guys at the scrap yard could make fun of you too! And of course if it isn't rusty when I find it, out in the yard it goes to be watered until it is!! Wish we lived closer, that's for sure!! Posted: 12:07 pm on October 5th
fellowjunker writes: This looks fabulous Marie. Love your idea of using the faucets as feet.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 10:59 am on October 5th
monakent writes: Clever idea. Looks great!!! Now you've got me thinking "french bread!!!" gailmarie Posted: 10:50 am on October 5th
suewhitney writes: Hey Marie,

This is AWESOME! Love the use of faucet handles for feet...grate idea. Man, I just never get sick of that pun! Happy Monday...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:41 am on October 5th
RustyDiva writes: Another great idea my rusty friend!!! I love this and the dark rich sealed rust against the delicate lace is wonderful. Awesome job! We couldn't shop together though cause we would be vying for the same rusty metal. LOL Alas, I must worship your work from afar. :)

K Posted: 10:40 am on October 5th
JunkArchitect writes:
Marie, you sure are right, it is a great grate. The faucet handles make perfect little feet…beautiful job.

Jim
Posted: 10:32 am on October 5th
CottageElements writes: Marie, what a cool piece. Right up my alley. Great find!

Lani Posted: 9:47 am on October 5th
grannijo writes: Marie...what a clever idea!..I would never have thought a using faucet handles,love the grate too.....thanks for sharing with us!!...sharon Posted: 5:51 am on October 5th
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