Salvaged Wine Caddy

November 20th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Finished! I took it to a fab little Make Your Own Wine shop here for the shoot. Fitting! So many repurposed pieces in their store!
I posted this on facebook page and asked what people thought it was going to be - and man oh man - the answers had me in tears laughing! From prehistoric jump drive - to robot to platypuss garden art!
The origins of the legs! Clearly this wasnt able to be used as a desk again, so the legs were saved!
A close up of the legs reveals its maker!
This licence plate is from 1938. The rust matched perfectly with the feel of the piece. It was cleaned up and a coat  of pure beeswax was put on it to cure for a nice protective finish!
The nails offer a spot for those cute glass charms to be stored, or  to hang the openers or to keep bottles from tipping over when they are on top.
This licence plate is from 1934. The rust matched perfectly with the  feel of the piece. It was cleaned up and a coat  of pure beeswax was put  on it to cure for a nice protective finish!
Finished! I took it to a fab little Make Your Own Wine shop here for the shoot. Fitting! So many repurposed pieces in their store!

Finished! I took it to a fab little Make Your Own Wine shop here for the shoot. Fitting! So many repurposed pieces in their store!


Looking at it now - if I put a star on top - it would be a pretty fun Christmas tree haha! I had a time getting my drill to make the holes, so I called in a friend with a kick butt power drill! I need to get me one of those drills!!!! I cleaned up and waxed all the rusty bits to protect the piece, and used a tung oil to treat the old wood and help keep it a little more preserved. I might shed a tear when this gal finds a home!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Wine Caddy Extraordinaire
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, eclectic, funky, industrial, furniture, organizer, whimsical, fun, family room, house wear, kitchen, farm, dining room, study, great room, office, historical, game room, wax

Comments (15)

gadgetsponge writes: Amazing Jasmin! What a great piece to start with. And the choice you made for the wine caddy suited it perfectly with the additional - great parts. Posted: 4:03 pm on December 2nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Very interesting and clever creation. It turned out great. And I think it's a nice transformation from a giant prehistoric flash drive!! :) Posted: 8:08 am on November 27th
GypsyBarn writes: Thanks everyone!!! I have a few more beams in the back 40 I've been eying up. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Posted: 6:28 am on November 25th
ButterBeansAntiques writes: I am ABSOLUTELY SWOONING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this... Its what i like to call, "functional folk art" - beautiful and useful. standing ovation to you! :o) Posted: 4:20 pm on November 24th
herbgirl1 writes: How great is this?!?!? Great job! Posted: 9:00 am on November 22nd
chippingcharm writes: This is so COOL! Love every detail :) Posted: 7:30 am on November 22nd
SignGuy writes: Good use of metal frame, this gives me and Idea!
Kelley Posted: 5:32 am on November 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: I want it too! And filled with wine bottles.

Jim
Posted: 5:01 am on November 22nd
suewhitney writes: I want this!!! Fabulous job Jamin..

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:01 pm on November 20th
GypsyBarn writes: Thanks everyone! I love love love this piece~! I have no clue what it really was used for, but it came from a very old barn! And Bec - omg you made me laugh with that "let me count the ways" bit! HAHA! Something I would write! Posted: 3:49 pm on November 20th
georgiamoon writes: Super cool idea! LOVE the way you made it stand up.
Georgia Posted: 10:44 am on November 20th
Bec4 writes: PS--do you know what this wood piece was used for originally? I have a matching piece. Posted: 10:30 am on November 20th
Bec4 writes: How do I love this? Oh let me count the ways: 1. reclaimed wood 2. wine 3. rust 4. wine 5. license plate 6. wine Posted: 10:29 am on November 20th
shabbychick writes: WOW! What a fabulous marriage of such unique pieces and parts! It's a work of art, and functional too!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:38 am on November 20th
snelson4778 writes: LOVE, LOVE this so creative!Excellent Execution!
Posted: 8:03 am on November 20th
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