A true "junky" to "funky" transformation

January 27th, 2009 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
17 users recommend

New wine caddie right at home on our dining room buffet.  This just goes to show that with a little imagination, a bit of luck, a good cleaning and a spray of poly,  something junky can be really cool and funky!
Whats this crazy looking thing?
MAJOR rust, wheels and a bare frame?
Yes, folks, looks like this old thing is a new wine caddie!
New wine caddie right at home on our dining room buffet.  This just goes to show that with a little imagination, a bit of luck, a good cleaning and a spray of poly,  something junky can be really cool and funky!

"New" wine caddie right at home on our dining room buffet.  This just goes to show that with a little imagination, a bit of luck, a good cleaning and a spray of poly,  something "junky" can be really cool and funky!


This little "treasure" was found on a junk adventure well over a year ago.  It took me a minute to even realize it was the frame of a croquet set, minus the balls and mallet!  I have a "thing" for wheels and rust, so that's what caught my eye!  It sat in my garage for well over a year, with no ideas coming to my mind on what it "could be".  As luck would have it, it accidentally fell over on its side when I was making room for more junk...then came one of those OMG moments!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, wine caddie, before/after transformation, rust, wheels

Comments (23)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: LOL, I have one of these and still use it! It's an old croquet caddie, and we still have the game parts and play when the kids come to visit. I love what you did with the caddie! Who would have ever guessed it'd have such a delightful new "caddie" life? ~Mary~ Posted: 5:30 pm on June 11th
snowyowl writes: I like the use of glass with old rusted metal sitting on wood. Nice way to use all of those textures and surfaces together. Posted: 9:46 am on February 25th
JUNKFORFUN writes: THIS IS SO COOL! I'M DEFINETLY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ONE OF THOSE NOW. Posted: 10:39 am on February 2nd
csudderth writes: Very clever--and useful too!
Christy Posted: 9:53 pm on January 29th
eliz2nd writes: This is so smart and looks great I to have a thing for rust Posted: 12:59 pm on January 29th
georgiamoon writes: Oh yeah baby...this is way cool. I think it looks so terrific on your table! Wow who wouldn't love this. A great reuse and it looks amazing! Georgia Posted: 12:19 pm on January 29th
shabbychick writes: Andrea - that is a classic piece of junk perfection!!! :) It's funny how we come up with ideas sometimes - and sometimes they just "hit" us!! What a great functional piece! (and I'm sure a conversation piece as well!)

Thanks for sharing and welcome to the JunkMarket!!

Kathy Posted: 9:59 am on January 29th
grannijo writes: very clever idea...wish I could find one of those... Posted: 10:00 pm on January 28th
CottageElements writes: This is a awesome repurpose. I've had a lot of crochet sets, but nothing like this one. I'll have to keep my eye out for one now! Looks like you might even have a bottle of my favorite wine in it! Btw, I think you should show the finished product first. It looks so great and entices others to look to see more. Thanks again!

Lani Posted: 1:55 pm on January 28th
fellowjunker writes: What a GREAT find and re-purpose!!!!
xojanis Posted: 9:17 am on January 28th
JudyJunkster writes: I can almost see the light bulb moment "aha" moment -- absolutely fantastic use of junk. Give yourself an A+! Posted: 8:47 am on January 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Okay, this is just too perfect. You realize I'm going to be looking at every old croquet set now trying to visualize what you came up with. Unfortunately the couple sets I have look nothing like yours. Very, very creative. Looks great!
Candy Posted: 5:50 am on January 28th
janwinn writes: I love this. What a great piece to have on the side. It certainly is a good ad for junking!! Posted: 5:07 am on January 28th
irishrovr writes: Excellent!! You are so imaginative and creative!!

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:37 am on January 28th
SweetMelissa writes: Having seen this wonderfully repurposed piece in person, I know that even though it looks great in the pictures...it's even better up close. It has a wonderful time-worn rusty patina and fits into its new home beautifully! Great job, junk sister. Posted: 10:49 pm on January 27th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great rusty piece. I think everyone on this site would have bought it if they had the chance. Your project turned out fantastic. Posted: 10:30 pm on January 27th
AtticusFinch writes: Very good. It looks like an old croquet caddie. Your imagination made something non-functional to fun-ctional.
Kudos... Posted: 10:03 pm on January 27th
roadtriplouise writes: A wonderful accident made a great project. Love the wine caddie.
Ann Posted: 9:31 pm on January 27th
MimiToria writes: I think this is a great use for this wire piece. It really looks good as a wine caddie. So creative and original!
Gretchen Posted: 8:41 pm on January 27th
Bec4 writes: This is a fantastic transformation or repurposing--love it! Posted: 7:12 pm on January 27th
LuAnn writes: How cool is this! Where can I find one? Saturday night is "wine night" for a group of us junk junkies. This would look great on the table. You have done a great re-purpose. Good job!!!

LuAnn Posted: 6:35 pm on January 27th
junkermidge writes: Oh, my gosh! I love, love, love it. That is amazing how different it is just by turning it. Genius! Way to go and welcome to JMS!

Midge Posted: 6:14 pm on January 27th
texasjunkermom writes: Very clever re-use of something old and not seen anymore, at least in that form. I'll bet it's quite a conversation piece, too, when it's in use. Very good 'thinking outside the box'. Posted: 5:05 pm on January 27th
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