New Purpose for Garage Sale Find

May 12th, 2009 in member junk     
Christina_S Christina_S, member
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I found this old, heavy, cast iron jar opener at a garage sale for only $2! I was so excited and snatched it up immediately.  I didn't want to change the perfectly aged opener too much so I decided it would make the perfect frame holder.  I found this small frame at Goodwill and put decorative paper with a cardboard bird sticker in it for now.  The jar opener has a twist handle for opening and closing the mouth to fit around a jar; it holds the frame tight just as it would a jar lid.  It also has a small notch that just happened to fit the frame perfectly. Thanks for looking!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, kitchen, frame, rust, display, antique, cast iron, picture, jar opener

Comments (20)

upyourattic writes: I'll be looking for one of these on ebay and at the yard sales and thrift shops NOW ~ this is just way too cool!

Patti Posted: 11:31 am on May 17th
MimiToria writes: Awesome idea. Way too cool!
Way to go. Love this industrial idea.
Gretchen Posted: 9:05 am on May 15th
ANGELZ writes: What a simply wonderful combination..if you dont have a most perfect place for this I DO!!!! Vicki Posted: 3:17 am on May 15th
DownHomeDIY writes: Very clever!! Posted: 10:34 pm on May 14th
georgiamoon writes: Absolutely darling!!! Georgia Posted: 6:31 pm on May 13th
vecernice writes: For 2$ ? that is great deal and the idea is amazing.
Eva Posted: 5:11 pm on May 13th
Christina_S writes: I'm glad you guys like it :) It is freestanding, the bottom part is flat and since it is cast iron it stands very sturdily due to the its weight. Posted: 2:34 pm on May 13th
SantaClaus writes: Did you hang this on a wall or is free-standing? Posted: 10:22 am on May 13th
greencolleen writes: wow !!! love it want it :) very clever Posted: 9:57 am on May 13th
birdcolor writes: This is awesome! Great job! Posted: 11:06 pm on May 12th
JunkArchitect writes: I wouldn’t have altered the opener either. You came up with the perfect use…very cool idea.

Jim Posted: 10:47 pm on May 12th
Christina_S writes: Thanks all, I am putting this in my living room... I love accessories that get the guests talking :) Posted: 10:46 pm on May 12th
bridiemurphy writes: super precious ... love the brand ... precious photo too! Posted: 10:05 pm on May 12th
irishrovr writes:
This is too cute!

Eileen Posted: 9:07 pm on May 12th
fellowjunker writes: Love this project Christina.........great job!!
xojanis Posted: 8:51 pm on May 12th
alicemom writes: What a great find & great price. They do seem perfect for each other!
Smiles, Alice Posted: 7:46 pm on May 12th
leesee64 writes: A perfect match...what a great idea! Way to go!

Happy junking,
Lisa Posted: 7:24 pm on May 12th
suewhitney writes: Very COOL, Christina! This is right up my junk alley. I love chunky industrial pieces mixed with the softer side of Sears Excellent re-purpose!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:08 pm on May 12th
junkermidge writes: Clever, clever, clever. It does seem like they were made for each other. What a great way to showcase both art and junk. Good job!
Midge Posted: 6:17 pm on May 12th
junktiqueboutique writes: WOW, this is fabulous. luv it Posted: 5:58 pm on May 12th
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