Coffee Tin Projects

April 22nd, 2010 in member junk     
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Coffee Tins & Strainer Projects
Coffee Tins & Strainer Projects
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Coffee Tins & Strainer Projects

Coffee Tins & Strainer Projects


I had a couple of old coffee tins that were pretty rusty.  I also like vintage kitchen utensils as parts for projects.  One of the tins was rusted through the bottom so I just cut it up for signs.  I nailed one piece to an old piece of wood that I waxed.  I used leftover rusty tacks from a de-constructed upholstery project (yes, I try to save all old rusty nails, tacks, screws, and large rusty staples make great "S" hooks once bent).  I like to use old baling wire for plaque hangers when the look is rustic.  I tacked one little tin piece on an old mug rack that I painted black and distressed then waxed.  The other tin was in pretty good shape so I filled it with florist foam and silk ivy then used the strainer as a trellis.  I bought this tin because the name was Sanborn (the name of my elementary school).  I remembered a picture of my sister, brother and I in school sweatshirts so I scanned and reprinted it and attached it to the strainer like a picture frame.  I think a coffee scoop hung on a little "s" hook would be cute, too; but I don't have one of those.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, wood, cottage, plant holder, country, picture holder, kitchen, frame, farm

Comments (11)

MimiMelaine writes: hey sister! when i come 'soon', may i bring an amazing coffee tin from israel and u do something with it with your terrific flair? Posted: 2:29 pm on May 16th
RanchDressing writes: These are wonderful projects. I hadn't considered cutting up my old ones with rusted out bottoms. So glad to have the idea. Thanks. Posted: 10:02 am on April 29th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Love this and I love RUST!

Great project!

Happy Junking! Posted: 1:14 am on April 25th
RustyDiva writes: Love the graphics on those old cans. Great job spreading them around your kitchen. I love the trellis idea. Good project! Posted: 9:44 am on April 23rd
oldnews writes: So cute! LOVE it! Marie Posted: 1:51 am on April 23rd
Prior writes: Now, you are named right, because this is so very clever, and one of those ideas that makes me say, hmmm, and why didn't I think of that? I love the one with the word coffee, not all of us that love old signs have the room or money for them, but this we can do! Thanks, Lezlee Posted: 11:43 pm on April 22nd
alicemom writes: How cool! I have all the ingredients better get crackin'.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:19 pm on April 22nd
junkermidge writes: Oh, wow -- smart, smart, smart. I love the trellis/picture frame! Way to go.
Midge Posted: 9:53 pm on April 22nd
bluejean writes: What a great way to repurpose an old rusty can. I had never thought of this before. I especailly love how you used the word "coffee" on the mug stand. The red really pops against the black. Very clever. Posted: 5:30 pm on April 22nd
ninnarae writes: OH I love how you cut the can to use for art- I've never done that- and I think it looks so great! Posted: 3:36 pm on April 22nd
racers7 writes: What great items, I'm super lovin' this! Who could not love an old rusty coffee can (I save all the rusty nails I can too)! Melody Posted: 2:06 pm on April 22nd
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