Coffee Tin ProjectsApril 22nd, 2010 in member junk
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
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