A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

November 7th, 2013 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
15 users recommend

I love a piece that can have multiple uses.  Looks like Jazzy likes it, too!
I purchased this piece at an occassional sale.  Its a hay rack.  But I see so many uses for it!
Originally parts of this piece were red.  As a lot of red doesnt work with my decor, I spray painted over the red parts.  A little distressing allows just a portion to show, and takes away the newly painted look. I think it works great!
Its first use?  A coffee table!  
Im loving all the different textures in this vignette.  The linen in the book, the rust on the toy plane and the silver metal are a perfect combo!
My next use?  A side table!  
The side of the piece (or is it the bottom) was rusting.  So after spray painting and sanding the piece, it has even another texture to it.  I am just loving all the different elements on it!
And my last use?  Drum roll, please?  In its originally position it makes a great planter/wall hanging.  Here I have it on the floor with twigs, but on a wall with pine in the basket and pointsettias on the shelf at Christmas would be fabulous!
I love a piece that can have multiple uses.  Looks like Jazzy likes it, too!

I love a piece that can have multiple uses.  Looks like Jazzy likes it, too!

Sometimes you are lucky enough to find that piece that not only can be used for it's intended use, but has a plethora of other uses (I love that word!).  This just happens to be one of those pieces!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, container, artwork, plant holder, furniture, industrial, whimsical, family room, outdoor spaces, living room, farm, entry, basket, table, contemporary, silver-metallic, tin-metallic

Comments (14)

rustinpeace writes: Oh, super find, and great vision! Posted: 10:43 am on November 21st
CottageElements writes: Hi, Gmajunk! I noted it under the second picture down on the top left where you can maybe tell it's original purpose. It was a hay rack. It was used to hang on a wall and feed the horses. I've seen these before, but never with the metal on the back, which worked perfect for the top of the coffee table. It was an awesome find with little I had to do to it. I love those kinds of projects!

Lani Posted: 12:42 pm on November 17th
gmajunk writes: What was it in its first life?????????????????????????? Posted: 8:30 am on November 16th
suewhitney writes: You know I love a piece with many uses. Nicely done!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:53 am on November 14th
chippingcharm writes: I LOVE this piece and ALL of its "purposes"...so cool! You have the best eye for cool junk :) Laurel Posted: 2:44 pm on November 12th
gadgetsponge writes: I want 20 of those pieces!! I'm super jealous. You are definitely on the right track with all the potential the rack has in different positions. Posted: 8:17 am on November 12th
CottageElements writes: Thanks y'all. And Jim, coming from you, I feel honored :-) I do have to say what I paid for it was a down right steal. I felt like I should pay for it and run! Ha! And couldn't believe the people that had passed it up. Good gracious, don't they know cool when they see it? :-)


PS Ken, I think this site educates us in more things then junk...ha! Posted: 8:12 pm on November 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Yes, I would have bought that in a second. What an incredibly versatile piece of junk. Ya done good, Lani.


Posted: 7:56 pm on November 8th
StrangeCargo writes: Thanks, Lani.... Your description had me reaching for the dictionary and expanded my vocabulary in the process. Posted: 2:54 pm on November 8th
Bec4 writes: Love it--want it! Oh, I could have fun with that!
Posted: 1:52 pm on November 8th
CottageElements writes: Ken, love your use of fancy words ;-)

Lani Posted: 1:14 pm on November 8th
shamrockerin writes: what a great find- lucky you! Posted: 8:21 am on November 8th
georgiamoon writes: Wow!!!! Tis a beauty. I love the different ways that you can use this. Each way is wonderful but I love the tables the best!!!
Georgia Posted: 7:27 am on November 8th
StrangeCargo writes: Lani, how sublime!.... And plethoric!

Ken Posted: 2:46 pm on November 7th
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