Just great grates!

February 11th, 2009 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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This rusty wall grate held live greens, branches and a few ornaments this past holiday season highlighting my dining room fireplace 
A little space filler table was needed last fall to showcase a cute pumpkin bought at Hobby Lobby.  An old grate and the base of a candle holder worked well together in a snap
A heavy round grate just happened to fit perfectly on the top of an old lamp base...yes, a match made in junk heaven!  (I just LOVE it when that happens!)  Ive used this a million ways, and most recently as a hot plate
I made a little stool out of this old grate and attached it to the bottom of an old chair piece.  It was sold at Junk Fest a couple years ago.  This is one piece I regret selling!
This ornate grate (hey, that rhymes!) is highlighted even more by shimmering candles.  Dont you just love the look?
This rusty wall grate held live greens, branches and a few ornaments this past holiday season highlighting my dining room fireplace 

This rusty wall grate held live greens, branches and a few ornaments this past holiday season highlighting my dining room fireplace 


One of my greatest "loves"...GRATES!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, table, table top, grate

Comments (13)

oldnews writes: These are beautiful! I just finished digging through a junk pile on a friend's farm and this gives me inspiration for some of my finds! Posted: 12:08 pm on February 16th
gilswife writes: LOVE YOUR REALLY ''GREAT'' GRATE IDEAS!!! ... Donna Posted: 4:31 pm on February 13th
NDJunkGirl writes: Yes, I sure hope you ALL can make it to our next sale September 12th! All these neat blogs/websites have really gotten us all in the mood to work on our junk "creations". It is just so fun to see we aren't alone in this world of lovin' JUNK! :) Andrea Posted: 10:20 am on February 13th
CottageElements writes: Love all the grates! If you've noticed in my past posts, I have quite a few myself. I love the grate with the candles lined up in the front. I'll have to try to get to your Junk Fest this year. Thanks for posting!

Lani Posted: 1:13 am on February 13th
SeaGlassLady writes: What a beautiful use for this lovely grate! Years ago, I was brousing a junk shop, and I overhead a lady tell her husband "I love rusty things." I considered it comical at the time, but now I understand completely! Yesterday, while searching for sea glass at the beach, I came across a very old and primitive rusty spike...Of course, I picked it up. I haven't come up with a use for it yet, but I am sure I will, in time. Posted: 8:47 am on February 12th
csudderth writes: You really have a way with grates! Love all of your ideas. I bought a neat round grate at the Junk Bonanza this last year and I'm still trying to decide what to do with it. You certainly gave me some good ideas.
Christy Posted: 10:15 pm on February 11th
junkermidge writes: All your grate projects are fantastic. I especially love the stool (what an unusual base) and the table. Way to go!

Midge Posted: 8:37 pm on February 11th
MimiToria writes: I love all of your rusty grate projects. Don't know that I could pick a favorite, but you've definitely got my wheels spinning in my head now. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing all of the wonderful ways one can use a cast off grate.
Gretchen Posted: 7:44 pm on February 11th
MelHow writes: Love all the grates but I think my favorite may be the third... Posted: 6:03 pm on February 11th
CreepinJen writes: I love all the items you've made from grates - but I think my favorite is the one simply leaning on the shelf with the lit candles. It's a piece of art. Posted: 5:13 pm on February 11th
irishrovr writes: Amazing what you've done with these gems!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 4:38 pm on February 11th
fellowjunker writes: What a great collection of grates!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!
xojanis Posted: 3:02 pm on February 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Grates galore! Love them all but the grate with the small candles in front of it is truly gorgeous. Sorry about "the grate that got away". I've sold things in the past that I've really regretted too.

Keep the ideas coming! They're all fantastic.
Candy Posted: 2:22 pm on February 11th
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