An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

February 9th, 2010 in member junk     
ninnarae ninnarae, member
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I know in the past that there have been many posts with flat graters- even a friendly competition!  But for me, I love using these as great little industrial looking canvases for art assemblages and useful items!  I look for unusual graters, that you don't see all the time- look at the great round grater, I can't wait to use that one!  I gather up fun junk pieces and get busy.  I had a cute old metal elephant head and was inspired to use it on a key rack- I also used vintage coat hooks and letters.  Also pictured is a "LOOK" message board using an old advertising clip and vintage letters, and an art assemblage using clock parts and game letters.  I love the way magnets stick also!  You can be inspired by what you have on hand!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys
posted in: member junk, artwork, , key holder, assemblage, message board, grater

Comments (20)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: great idea!!! Posted: 12:46 am on March 3rd
Prior writes: I like this a whole bunch! Lezlee Posted: 9:32 pm on February 11th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great assemblage of some very cool junk into a fantastic creation. Thanks for the inspiring idea.

Jim Posted: 7:26 pm on February 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job on all of these! Lucky you to find some unusual graters! Posted: 12:04 pm on February 11th
SnowmanHill writes: Great ideas, I love old graters!

dana Posted: 7:33 am on February 11th
Shortperiodoftime writes: You have inspired me!!! :o) Very cool shower gifts. Definately something that they won't get duplicates of. Going to the basement now to find my graters. I know they are down there somewhere!!! Posted: 6:52 am on February 11th
shabbychick writes: Great use of each and every piece! I love, love the "elephant never forgets his keys" design - so clever!

Thanks for sharing!


Posted: 11:00 pm on February 10th
DownHomeDIY writes: So darn cute! I love the elephant one!!!
Posted: 9:12 pm on February 10th
junkermidge writes: What a cool new direction you've taken with junk! Way to go!
And I've never seen a round grater before. Very cool.
Midge Posted: 8:11 pm on February 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great post! I love all the added elements you chose as well.
Candy Posted: 5:00 pm on February 10th
maxijunk writes: Lovely, you just gave me an idea for the future. Last Summer I when to Rochester, MN and bought about 50 very old keys all rusty different shapes and sizes. Max Posted: 2:31 pm on February 10th
suewhitney writes: Thanks for the inspiration...these are all very cool. Love that you are using what you have on hand. Awesome post!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:24 am on February 10th
RustyDiva writes: Cute cute cute ~ love the industrial look. Posted: 10:24 am on February 10th
alicemom writes: OK I ma going to my junk stash graters and get going!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:51 am on February 10th
ninnarae writes: Christina- my piece is printed "ACME The Only Genuine Safety Grater"- so I guess its just some kind of grater...anyone know? Posted: 10:34 pm on February 9th
Christina_S writes: Very cool functional re-purposes! I especially love your grater key holder.

I picked up one of those things you used for the Look message board at a thrift store the other day with the intent to use it for a project. Do you happen to know what that "thingy" is called? The lady at the checkout asked me and I realized I had no clue :) Posted: 10:22 pm on February 9th
roadtriplouise writes: Just love all your projects ! Posted: 9:56 pm on February 9th
chippingcharm writes: These are too fun! Laurel Posted: 9:02 pm on February 9th
leesee64 writes: I love all of them...very cool! Posted: 8:34 pm on February 9th
smiller0529 writes: Great ideas! Posted: 8:24 pm on February 9th
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