Milk strainer "vase"

October 28th, 2009 in member junk     
dohlman dohlman, member
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An inverted, rusty old milk strainer (with a nice brass strainer grid) gets new life as dried flower container.  The grid makes a perfect sort of "frog" that nicely separates and spreads the flower stems--which in turn are gathered underneath in an upright terracotta pot. The two "funnels" combine to flare the wheat stalks that are all cut to the exact same length.  Second picture shows what a new strainer looks like.  I used brown Briwax to seal the rust and give it a bit of a sheen.  Love that Briwax--the sniffing of which may be frying my brain.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, vase, farm, brown

Comments (8)

alicemom writes: Great job!!! It looks beautiful.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:27 pm on October 30th
DownHomeDIY writes: I never tried makes for an awesome finish!
Posted: 9:21 pm on October 29th
suewhitney writes: Ah hahaha! Don't fry your brain! I know what you mean about the Briwax. This is a beautiful vase...perfect for the season.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:18 pm on October 29th
shabbychick writes: Your vase is awesome. I didn't know you could use Bri-wax to seal rusty stuff either. I've just used it to seal tabletops - so, will try it on some rust too!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 3:50 pm on October 29th
RustyDiva writes: Very cool and I love the touch of nature. Posted: 10:29 am on October 29th
calicocat writes: Great idea !! I had to go back and look at all of the projects you have shared. You are my kind of junker !!! Love it all !!! Posted: 10:28 am on October 29th
SantaClaus writes: I just LOVE this site --- it's like going to school! I didn't know I could use Bri-wax to seal rusty prims. Yeah. Posted: 8:12 am on October 29th
Shelley_ writes: Love your vase ... great idea! Posted: 9:44 pm on October 28th
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