A New Wave of Junk

October 3rd, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Here is our mystery piece all done up and ready to go!
The ugly duckling awaiting transformation.
A little Rustoleum hammered finish spray paint washed its rubbery blues away!
I added a flange at the bottom for hanging. I glued it into place with Gorilla Super Glue before screwing in the large eye bolt.
A large hollow threaded rod covers the four prongs in the center. The eye bolt slips through the center and attaches to the flange at the bottom. This is a sturdy hanging device and adds a touch of industrial to an otherwise cottage looking chandelier.
Slip a rope through the eye bolt and hang!
Fill with canning jars of similar sizes. Mine are four inches at the bottom and six inches tall.
I chose to fill every other jar with flowers and the others with sand and candles, but you could do anything you like. If you filled only with sand and candles the chandelier would take on a much more contemporary look. What is the mystery junk???
Here is our mystery piece all done up and ready to go!

Here is our mystery piece all done up and ready to go!

This was a big hit at the Country Living Fair as part of the "Autumnal Dining Room". Can you guess what the round piece is? It sure was ugly when I found it but now....not so much!

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Comments (17)

PishPoshGirl writes: Be still my heart....I'm in love. Whoda' thunk? I was able to snatch up this masterpiece at the CL Fair @ Stone Mountain Park this past weekend. Highlight....meeting ~ the sickly talented ~ Sue. What a pleasure my friend. Hope to cross dusty ole' paths again one day.
Posted: 10:11 am on October 26th
Shelby24019 writes: Very pretty, I would have said it was a rack from a pressure canner. I have never seen a round dishwasher or dishwasher rack. Posted: 10:07 pm on October 9th
PearlieGirl writes: What a great new use for an old dishwasher basket! Love it! Posted: 12:07 pm on October 8th
funkyjunkgirl writes: I love what you have done!

I think it is the cover for some kind of fan or machinery. Food service or farm. Posted: 11:20 am on October 7th
54girl writes: What a fun piece to do!! Love how it turned out!!! The flowers are just beautiful in it! Mary Posted: 1:42 pm on October 5th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is great - I love it! Posted: 11:32 am on October 5th
shabbychick writes: I thought I should stay out of this...I saw it in person at the Country Living Fair (and it really is an awesome chandelier). Such a creative use for some "new" junk!

Kathy Posted: 10:51 am on October 5th
byabpryor writes: I don't think I've ever seen a dishwashing basket that shape... totally cool. It's all-around beautiful! (Pun intended ;)


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CottageElements writes: We have a lot of good guessers on JMS! It turned out beautifully. Who would have thunk it!

Lani Posted: 8:55 pm on October 4th
JunkArchitect writes: It's a dishwasher basket...am I too late to win a big prize? Well no matter what you did a great job with a real piece of junk.

Posted: 6:34 am on October 4th
suewhitney writes: Hi There,

Two of you are correct!! It is a dishwasher basket...truly a piece of junk. Thanks so much for all of your kind words. This was a fun project.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:33 am on October 4th
artteachergirl writes: I'm saying it was an old dishwasher basket...do I win it as a prize, if I am right?;-) Great creation whatever it's former life. Posted: 7:11 pm on October 3rd
MimiToria writes: It doesn't matter what it was, it's all about what it is now, and that is awesome. What a great transformation!
You are a wealth of projects girl. Can't wait to see you at AA/JMS and laugh a bit with you.
Gretchen Posted: 6:01 pm on October 3rd
PaintedHome writes: Sue, Love it! We met at the Country Living Fair in Ohio. Shortly after I found a similar item to use as a "chandelier". You can see it here ~
thanks so much for so many years of inspiration! -denise Posted: 5:15 pm on October 3rd
downonthefarm writes: very creative. I would guess a barn fan or some other industrial fan cover Posted: 4:53 pm on October 3rd
LuAnn writes: Once again you are amazing. I'm guessing this may be an old basket for a dishwasher??? LuAnn Posted: 10:27 am on October 3rd
TracyMB writes: Love it with the mason jars & flowers! My guess is a fan blade guard. Or not. Hmmmm... :) Posted: 9:11 am on October 3rd
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