Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rusty Crusty Thrifty Finds

What the heck are these things?

Wheels? Part of a pulley system? IDK, but they are pretty cool.
They are rusty and heavy. I think they'll make great pillar candle holders!

What do you think? A little scrub with a wire brush, maybe a clear coat...
Can't get much more industrial than that!

What about this little terra cotta pot?

I LOVE the shape of it. Very French. 
It's probably going in my bathroom to hold Q tips - it's small.

Last but not least, the piece de resistance du jour:

A crusty little table/stand thingy. 
So crusty, you can barely read the price of $6.96.

If I were a bettin' woman, I'd say this has been a plant stand.
And somebody probably over-watered her plants.
And killed 'em dead. Like me. 

Well, I may not be able to save the plants, 
but I can sure save this little plant stand/table!

Just wait and see...

Word for the Day:

Matthew 6:19-21 (the Message)

"Don't hoard treasure down here 
where it gets eaten by moths 
and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. 
Stockpile treasure in heaven, 
where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. 
It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, 
is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

May your treasure be exactly where it should be.

Linking With:

Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cowgirl Up!
Tuesday’s Treasures
Be Inspired
Twice Owned Tuesday

Share the Love Wednesday
Would You Buy It Wednesday
Show Me What Ya Got

Time Travel Thursday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
thrift’n on a thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Live Laugh Linky

Feathered Nest Friday
Inspiration Friday
Free For All Friday
Spread the Love

Saturday Nite Special
Show and Tell Saturday


The Little Red Shop said...

What fun! I love them all! The first two do look like pulley thingies and will be even more fabulous with a clear coat. : ) (I've been having a lot of fun clear-coating rusty goodness)

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my mirror today.

God bless you!

Julie M.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

great finds...love those rusty things! No idea what they are...but so many fun things you can do with them :) Laurel

chateau chic said...

I love rusty finds. The first two look like they were from a pulley system. My favorite is that wonderful little pot.
Mary Alice

lynn said...

they look like pulleys, but whatever they are, they are awesome! sweet table and pot, too!

outjunking said...

How do you do it? Work full time and get to the best bargains in town. Those metal things looks like part of a weighing scale like I remember as a kid at the feed mill we use to get our corn grounded for the cows at. I couldn't really tell how big they were.

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Dear Ravi,
I first visited your blog a few days ago and loved the colors you used for your spray paint.
Now I've been through your posts and I have to say I love what you do and believe there is much for me to learn from you.
I also appreciate very much the fact that you share the Scripture with your visitors.
So of course I became your latest follower :)
Looking forward to see more from you.
Thanks for sharing.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I say they look like pillar candle holders...ha ha ha!

No seriously, they look like rope guides or cable guides... you know to keep them from getting hung up?

Do they have holes on the underside, like for bolts?

interesting. The table is cute too.

try succulents, that is what I'm going to do-- they don't need near the water of regular house plants...
have a good one, Pat

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love rust. lol I often just clean and seal rusty pieces. It give them great depth. Love your pulley pieces, and the pot. Yep, I'm sure the table was a plant stand.

Kathe said...

Wow! Wonderful finds! I love that table! I can hardly wait to see how you rescue her/ him/ it! I'd love for you to share this at my new Tuesday link party
Have a great week ♥

Amy Kinser said...

Love your finds!!! Great rusty stuff.

michele said...

looks fabulous!

come visit me at my blog anytime!



andrea@townandprairie said...

I love trying to figure out what stuff is. My husband bought me some rusty bookends for my birthday and we searched all afternoon on the net trying to identify the Indian figure on the sides of them! It's all part of the mystery.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the rusty things and the table will look great with a coat of or 2 of paint. Laura

very merry vintage style said...

Love all your treasures. That pot has such great patina! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday

savvycityfarmer said...

sometime it's har to keep it in perspective!

thanks a bunch

Marsha said...

Those two things remind me of cleats ( I think that's what they're called/spelling?) they might have come off a boat and could have been used to tie up a boat?????

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Ooh, great stuff. I love interesting things that I can't identify, makes them so much more interesting. Wonderful table with so much potential. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jann Olson said...

Revi I love these rusty crusty things! Especailly that pot. Love the patina of dirt and water. Can't wait to see the stand in all it's new glory.
Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.