Repurposed Victorian Ridge Caps

July 31st, 2012 in member junk     
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I made these rustic metal baskets out of Victorian ridge caps that I found at a salvage yard.  The caps were originally used like shingles across the top of a roof.
This is what they looked like fresh out of the cooler.
They came complete with holes from when they were nailed to the roof, so I made a few more with a hammer and nail making sure they lined up.
After sewing up the baskets, I finished the ends with a decorative curl.  A separate piece was added for the handle and then wrapped in place.
I tucked a glass tube inside the moss for keeping live blooms fresh. Dried flowers would also look pretty.
I made these rustic metal baskets out of Victorian ridge caps that I found at a salvage yard.  The caps were originally used like shingles across the top of a roof.

I made these rustic metal baskets out of Victorian ridge caps that I found at a salvage yard.  The caps were originally used like shingles across the top of a roof.


When I spotted these Victorian ridge caps stacked inside a vintage cooler at a salvage yard, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.


Pattern or design used: My own design - My Salvaged Treasures
posted in: member junk, repurposed, Victorian, upcycle, salvaged, ridge caps, roof tiles, salvage yard, metal baskets, baskets

Comments (3)

NDJunkGirl writes: Just gotta say, these are very cool! You did a great job and they are quite the show pieces!

-Andrea Posted: 7:55 am on August 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: What a great idea! I had some of those once, but I sold them before I got a clue about what to do with them. You had the right idea! Posted: 7:36 am on August 1st
AuntieJo writes: I realy like ths idea. Thnx! Posted: 6:10 pm on July 31st
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