What do you think?

September 24th, 2011 in member junk     
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I found these great old rusted pulleys.  I'm not sure what to do with them yet so if you have any ideas, I would love to hear!  Right now my thought is to make a set of three lights in the old jars hanging down from the pulley and a chain. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - What do you think?
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Comments (7)

GrandBear writes: Great find! I have several in all sizes, and I mount them to our porch beams..place rope through the roller and tie a big fat knot so it can't slip back through the roller leave enough to tie bucket handle on. Then on the other side, let rope hang down longer and tie on a bucket (or some thing that will hold plants) Now you can hang two plants at different heights.....just be sure the side WITHOUT the knot is hanging longer then the knotted side and the plant is bigger for weight. I have also tied knots in both sides...close to bucket handles then I don't have to watch that the rope might slip out. Posted: 12:27 pm on April 1st
PlumRad Vintage writes: what is it about old rusty metal junk? I have a stash in workshop.
Posted: 6:55 am on March 17th
chapeldreamer writes: I don't know how big they are, but I had wanted some small ones to mount on a slab of wood in my bathroom to string a shower curtain onto...I have not been so fortunate to find any though. Great pieces, I hope you put them to good use! :) Posted: 4:54 am on October 7th
chippingcharm writes: Lots of great ideas...I would even just set them as is on a shelf, little "rusty art" pieces :) Laurel Posted: 12:53 pm on October 1st
phynejunque writes: Are they tall enough to use as a centerpiece? You could set them on end... run a string thru and hang flowers between them... Posted: 10:37 am on September 30th
The_Rustic_Village writes: That's a great idea! Thank you. I'm excited to try something with them and just think some how - involved with lights will work beautiful. Posted: 2:41 pm on September 24th
gadgetsponge writes: You could even use a couple of the pulleys to string a single larger light out over something with the first mounted on the wall and the second mounted over your seating area with the light and cord coming down. They are great pieces however you use them! Posted: 11:43 am on September 24th
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