"Record" setting transformation...

February 4th, 2009 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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Here, sitting on the kitchen island, it holds the plates guests can grab while going through the buffet line.  (FYI: the rusty deal holding the silverware is piece of farm machinery - a disc spool).
When not in use, it hangs out just lookin cool sitting on the kitchen counter...
As found...you cant really tell by the picture, but it was dir-ty!
For a couple weeks it was attached to an old door in our master bathroom holding some necessities.  The room is narrow though, and I was worried it may get knocked into.
It even held my makeup brushes...
Here, sitting on the kitchen island, it holds the plates guests can grab while going through the buffet line.  (FYI: the rusty deal holding the silverware is piece of farm machinery - a disc spool).

Here, sitting on the kitchen island, it holds the plates guests can grab while going through the buffet line.  (FYI: the rusty deal holding the silverware is piece of farm machinery - a disc spool).


Here's another junk transformation - this time an old record album holder...remember records?  I sure do!  Even though it was found dirty and bent, (easy to remedy though) I thought it's rusty patina was to die for and the curved legs were neat.  It has been used for a couple things in my home, but I think it looks best on our kitchen counter filled with my fav dinnerware...well, at least for now; next week it may be used for something else! 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, rusty, transformation, before/after, plate holder

Comments (17)

snowyowl writes: A great 50s presentation - I love it. Nice use of new dishes and colors with old rust and worn paint. evokes a 50s song or two. Posted: 9:48 am on February 25th
Clairenda writes: I love it!!!! This is awesome thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 9:05 pm on February 13th
MelHow writes: Absolutely brilliant find and and a wonderful re-use for it... Posted: 5:09 pm on February 9th
Redesigned writes: I love, love, love this. I like to repurpose things without changing the integrity of the item. The item becomes such a multi-functional piece as you displayed. Posted: 11:40 am on February 7th
Chovey writes: Ooooh...I love it both ways!! Very creative!!!

cynthia Posted: 9:15 pm on February 6th
janwinn writes: This looks incredible. What a great piece and with so many uses. Posted: 11:35 am on February 5th
eliz2nd writes: another really great idea Posted: 9:13 am on February 5th
fellowjunker writes: Great find, and it looks awesome holding your plates. I also use old record holders to store my scrapbooking paper.
xojanis Posted: 9:42 pm on February 4th
junkermidge writes: How cool is that!? I was thinking what a perfect use it was as the plate holder, and then I saw the bathroom use. I love that! Great uses and what vision you have.

Midge Posted: 9:14 pm on February 4th
irishrovr writes: How very interesting! I'll bet you could think of many more uses for it!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 8:54 pm on February 4th
LuAnn writes: As Will Smith said in Independence Day--"I have got to get me one of these!" How cool. 2 cleaver uses. I'll keep my eyes open for one of these too.

LuAnn Posted: 5:51 pm on February 4th
CreepinJen writes: Very cool. I like both ways you put it to use, but the plates and the rusty color do go very well together. Posted: 5:38 pm on February 4th
NDJunkGirl writes: Gals...I haven't used linseed oil, but I will check it out! I usually use bleach with Dawn soap/water and a small brush to clean items like this; then a couple coats of poly. Thanks for the nice comments; isn't it fun how we all think alike when it comes to cool junk?! Andrea Posted: 4:56 pm on February 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The multipurpose pieces are the best! I really love it both ways you've displayed it too and think it looks absolutely darling! I can also see playing on the whole "record" idea using it as a cd holder in the basket area while it holds your mp3 player or portable music on the top "rack". Very cool and I will definitely be on the lookout for one of these. Great job!

Junkpony - I personally have never used linseed oil on rusty items so I hope someone here can help you out. I just spray my stuff with a few coats of poly.

Candy Posted: 4:19 pm on February 4th
grammie25 writes: That is way to cool. Love the colored dish. Both go great as a set. I can see that in my house doing alot of multi tasking.
Karen Posted: 3:40 pm on February 4th
MimiToria writes: Wow! What a great reuse in both ways. However, those dishes look pretty fine in that rusty piece as you have them now. Thanks for sharing.
Gretchen Posted: 2:41 pm on February 4th
Junkpony writes: What an awesome, interesting piece - 1,001 uses! Love the colors of the plates with the rust. I hope I find something that cool when junk season starts. Someone told me a good way to clean/preserve rusty stuff is to use linseed oil. Have any of you done that? Posted: 1:43 pm on February 4th
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