Friday, October 23, 2015

Cute and Quick!

    I picked this up earlier this fall.  It sat inside a box a bit bigger than it is.
Home made, I am pretty sure they were used for mining, with this part being used to sift gravel into the larger box.  I will save the bigger box for a future project.  This is about 14 inches by 91/2 inches, and I thought with a bit of cleaning it would make a cute tray to display seasonal items.  
    I cleaned and sanded the piece before stenciling the wording and painting the pumpkin.   This would make such a cute display on a dining table, and since I already have my fall table decor, this is for sale, excluding the decor items.
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8 comments:

  1. I love any kind of box , crate, tray . Your idea is sweet. I'd almost be tempted to hang it on the wall with the mesh bottom, even though it has handle's. I need to purge , I have waaaaay too many sitting accessories , starting to look like a hoarder . Lol Take care,TT

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    1. Thanks Tammi, I thought about that too! I can so relate, which is one reason I do this, I can buy, change it up, and pass it on!!! It will be delivered to one of my regular customers this week.
      Marti

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  2. I love the box, I haven't seen one with the wire bottom like that before. Love the stenciling, it's going to look so pretty sitting on someones dinning room table.

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    1. Thank you! Since gold mining uses that type of wire and there are so many independent gold miners, I think that is what it was used for!

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  3. Found your blog via the Cottage Market. Can't wait to start following along to see your projects :)

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I love seeing all of your finds on your blog!

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  4. Great project! I just repurposed a very similar old box with the same "Farmers Market" on the side. It's in the middle of my kitchen table with a pile of pumpkins--great minds think alike! Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm :)

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    1. Thanks Diana. Wow, I didn't realize we had done such similar projects, even though I visit your blog every day. Thanks for hosting such a great link party!

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