A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

April 7th, 2010 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Looks pretty good without anything on it too.
A nice place for your hat to hang out.
The open handles make a perfect place to hang just about anything.
Just a little crud to remove...they are, after all made to smooth cement.
A collection of rusty hardware always comes in handy.
 An old rusty whatchamacallit works well to attach your chain.
Rusty AND Useful!
Looks pretty good without anything on it too.

Looks pretty good without anything on it too.

I found these three cement trowels at the flea market and loved the way the handles were open so you could use them to hang something from. After cleaning them up a bit and finding an old piece of a door, all I needed was some hardware...good thing I have a little. After drilling some holes in the corners I attached the trowels with old screws, then used rusty hooks and chain for a hanger. I thought it looked great over the rickety old wicker planter with the same blue color, that I got for $5..also at the local flea. If you left them separate you could use one for a cool door handle, or even just screwed to a wall next to the door for a jacket or handbag. These things are easy to find and really, really cheap!

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Comments (25)

Sushikay writes: Wow...who would have thought of recycling old trowels and making them into a beautiful art piece? Very ingenious! Posted: 3:46 pm on April 20th
SantaClaus writes: So happy I saw this project b/4 shopping this weekend - found 3 old trowels at $1 each! Yeah - tx for the inspirational idea. Posted: 8:23 pm on April 12th
Maggiebelles writes: Great industrial look...love it! Posted: 7:56 pm on April 11th
ninnarae writes: This is such an awesome piece...simply awesome...I love it! Posted: 12:41 am on April 11th
MimiToria writes: This would be so cool in a cement finishers entry way. What a creative hat rack. Great job.
Gretchen Posted: 7:55 pm on April 10th
byabpryor writes: That is such a cool project..... WOW!

. Posted: 9:35 am on April 10th
chippingcharm writes: This is so fun...I am loving the door handle idea too...so very creative, like always! Laurel Posted: 9:43 pm on April 8th
CottageElements writes: Georgia, great repurpose, girlfriend! Would of thunk you could make something so cool out of these. Wayda go!

Lani Posted: 6:51 pm on April 8th
54girl writes: What great idea! I would never of thought to do somthing with them. Great project!! Mary Posted: 1:58 pm on April 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a fantastic idea! The trowels are a perfect hook and I never thought of them that way.
Candy Posted: 11:26 am on April 8th
shamrockerin writes: love the finished product! I adore chippy paint! Posted: 10:31 am on April 8th
shabbychick writes: Geo - like Midge...I've passed them up before too - those days are over - will see what I can do with a couple too! I love the look and function of the piece... Very cool my dear!!!

Kathy Posted: 10:04 am on April 8th
racers7 writes: Super cool and I love the half door it really compliments your old metal trowels. What a great project! Melody Posted: 9:21 am on April 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgia, I love how this all came together. The colors, rust and left over cement form the perfect industrial hat rack. Your idea of using them for door pulls would be very cool. And I’m going to copy it…OK?

Posted: 8:44 am on April 8th
junkrat writes: i LOVE this! i actually have one of these and i'm going to use it as a door pull on my pantry :) Posted: 4:54 am on April 8th
bluebucket writes: Amazing. What great vision you had to re-purpose the trowels, since these are objects that would ordinarily be ignored. I love how it all came together.
doreen Posted: 10:35 pm on April 7th
Prior writes: Georgia very industrial chic and great idea! Bec4, I like your idea about the dowel for a towel, too. Perfect Project! Lezlee Posted: 10:08 pm on April 7th
Bec4 writes: I love these and see them often! Now I have a reason to get them. You could stick towels through the handles and use it as a towel holder too! Posted: 8:09 pm on April 7th
junkermidge writes: Georgia -- very very cool! I think I've bypassed these before thinking there was nothing to do with them. Wow was I wrong, I will now be on the lookout. Love the blue door piece with the blue plant stand. And I LOVE the hardward/chain hanger. What is the chain hanging from (just curious)?
Midge Posted: 8:06 pm on April 7th
Cynyth writes: This is gorgeous. Really LOVE it! Posted: 7:54 pm on April 7th
lakelover69 writes: Beautiful! One of my very favorite projects of all time. Posted: 6:24 pm on April 7th
fellowjunker writes: Love the patina of those old trowels, as well as the great door. The finished project is magnificent Geo!!
xojanis Posted: 6:07 pm on April 7th
alicemom writes: Georgia,
That is brillant! It really looks so cool! Glad to see your mind has not rusticated. lol!
smiles, alice Posted: 4:34 pm on April 7th
RustyDiva writes: Great project Georgia. My boyfriend is a painter AND has lots of hats. I may have to raid his man shed.

Kenda Posted: 4:11 pm on April 7th
herbgirl1 writes: I've been Spring cleaning today and want to do something with hubbies hats that he tosses on top of the entertainment center in the den..............and you have inspired me with your cute project. Wonderful!
Herbal Blessings, mandy
Posted: 3:31 pm on April 7th
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