Farm Implement Repurpose

March 9th, 2015 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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Heres the clip...the bottom part turns.  The clip is pretty big, and I thought, very cool!
What could it be used for?  Hmmmm
Back on the farm, this curved iron piece caught my eye because of the holes and the fact it was rusty!  My former farm boy hubby said it is part of a feed grinder. I thought it was something I could use to hold up our over grown daisies.  
But, when I got this home, I realized the curved piece would be neat holding wine bottles.  The clip would be a perfect embellishment...the wine cork just happened to slip perfectly in this piece.  I adhered it with Liquid Nails.
If youve never used Liquid Nails before, try it holds most anything and dries clear.
After a spray of semi-gloss poly and drying time, it was a matter of slipping on the clip and adding the bottles - this repurpose is all done!
Photos taken outside, since its been so nice out...
Or, it could be set on its side as well to hold bottles.
Photo: Andrea Miller

Two farm items found on a recent country visit yielded a fun repurpose!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea Miller
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, funky, industrial, kitchen, farm, dining room, iron, rust

Comments (15)

Heavenly_Treasures writes: ANDREA,
What amazing idea.What you will find on the farm.I was from the farm and now we collect the old items.WOW
Have a nice day. GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 2:56 am on March 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Amazing job on this one! Posted: 8:58 am on June 25th
CottageElements writes: Andrea, it is funny how we keep coming up with different ways to display/serve wine. Love it! But Houston, I think we may have a problem :-)

Lani Posted: 7:21 am on June 11th
NDJunkGirl writes: Teddee - yep, the bottles are held so the corks stay wet. The angle of the photo may not look that way but either way you sit the iron piece the corks stay wet! :)

-Andrea Posted: 11:42 am on June 4th
snelson4778 writes: Very creative, really like the finished piece. Posted: 7:45 am on June 4th
Teddee writes: Cute, but wine bottles need to be stored with their necks down to keep the corks wet. Perhaps if you turned the piece around? Posted: 7:34 am on June 4th
junkermidge writes: WAY cool!! Love both pieces individually, and especially as a repurposed project! So clever.
JunkerMidge Posted: 1:52 pm on July 15th
gadgetsponge writes: Super ideas with those finds! Glad you sealed that perfect patina. This should fly off the shelves in no time at the show. Posted: 7:30 pm on July 10th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: One of my finds last month was something similar - I know it's a part of something for farming, and it's silver with holes running across in a row, but mine only has one row of holes. I thought I'd turn it into some kind of base for a stand to hold my garden stakes in a display at some point, but that's not final...I like what you've done! ~Mary~ Posted: 2:48 pm on July 10th
chippingcharm writes: Ah-haaa...another great wine idea Andrea!! I'm sure it will sell fast at JunkFest :) Laurel Posted: 1:09 pm on July 10th
georgiamoon writes: Andrea, I love that rusty iron piece! It is amazing. What great ideas you have come with. That would come in really handy where I live..on a vineyard! Wish I could find one of those. I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open!
Thanks for the great project.
Georgia Posted: 11:57 am on July 10th
Bec4 writes: What a fun piece, anything wine makes me smile :)! Posted: 6:51 am on July 10th
JunkArchitect writes: I really love this, Andrea. This may sound a little nuts but I save empty wine bottles from really special occasions. We all sign and date the label...crazy huh! This would make a great sculptural piece with all the empties sticking out.


Posted: 6:11 am on July 10th
SweetMelissa writes: Loving this! But why are those bottles of wine still full? Maybe I need to come over for a visit! Posted: 6:06 am on July 10th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Rusty farm junk and wine -- it doesn't get much better than that!!! ~Marge Posted: 5:46 am on July 10th
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