Saturday, February 9, 2013

Seven Things to Do With a Rusty Rake



Those of us who love old houses love them for a variety of reasons. 


My house is old - not as old as some in which I have lived, and older than others. It was built in 1945.


One of the great things about old houses is: finding cool stuff left behind by former occupants. 

Case in point: The old rake head I used as fall door decor recently. (In case you are counting, this is #1.)


The super-cool chippy aqua one was a left-behind as well. It is next in line for a fun bit of re-purposing. I decided to check out Pinterest to find out what other creative souls had done to give their rakes a new life! 

Here are some of my favorite examples:


#2-rake as linen and flower basket holder - from


#3-rake as wine glass storage - from


#4-rake as jewelry organizer - from

#5-rake as photo display area - from

#6-rake as garden tool organizer - from

#7-rake as vintage key display
(found on Pinterest, source unknown)

Word for the Day:
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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23 comments:

~ Liz ~ said...

I like your chippy aqua one best, but would like to hang garden tools from one on my back patio at well. So far I haven't wanted to tear mine up, then when I see one at a garage sale, I forget I want one. Heaven knows there are so many things I want to do. :) Cute post!
Liz

Anne said...

What a cool garden rake and great inspiration too!LOVE that patina!
xx
Anne

Bev Carter said...

Love all your ideas using old rakes. I have an old leaf one that needs an uplift.
Thanks for the ideas,
Bev
@http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' that neat old aqua rake...it has so much charm!!

Blessings,
Linda

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thank you for featuring my rake with the vintage aprons.
Blessings,
Karen

Tanya Payzant said...

I love old rakes!! Thank you for that word of the day as well! :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love the wine glass idea!!! super cool! what are you going to use it for?

Trisha said...

Just found your blog, I love it. I am following now.
Blessings, Trisha

Donna Wilkes said...

So strange - you did not even mention raking leaves! I am laughing because I have an old rake hanging on the shed door. I caught my husband raking with it and was horrified he had abused it that way. Love the aqua rake - I can see great things in its future.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love old rake heads...so many possiblities. That one with the aqua paint is especially fun...lucky you :)

sew sweet vintage said...

Love this upcycle! Pinned. Might have to try the garden hanger:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/lombard-gable.html

Bridgett said...

I love rakes and am always coming across them at my weekly antique visits! Thanks for sharing all these ideas! So much inspiration. Would love for you to share at the party tonight! xo Bridgett

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The Other Me Is Sane said...

ohhh, the one holding garden tools is too cute!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Super cute! I love old rusty rakes......!!!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Cool rakes, Revi! At my previous home I kept an old rake head on the fence with a flower basket hanging from it. You shared lots of great inspiration!

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

thethinkingcloset said...

What a great round-up! Your post title caught my eye because I am on a quest to find an old rusty rake, myself, to use as a necklace organizer. I've had no luck with thrift stores, so I have my eyes peeled on Craigslist these days. Hoping to hap across more than one so I can try out more of these fabulous ideas that you shared!

Warmly,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I would never have thought of all those ideas for using rakes. You have some great ideas.
Denise

Rebecca Lees said...

Wow I've been searching for a good way to hang things around the house!! Old rakes are perfect for what I'm wanting.
Very inspiring for me thank you.

Rebecca Lees from Journey to the Goodlife: becleesjourney.blogspot.com

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those are amazing ideas!

Tammy said...

These are some really neat ideas! Thank you for sharing in this week's Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Jann Olson said...

How did you know that I collect old rakes? This is right up my alley. Fun ideas. I'd kill for your chippy turquoise one. Well, maybe not kill, but bodily wound. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

These are fantastic ideas - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sarah said...

I don't collect old rakes, but we do have some in our gardening closet. '-) Clever ideas!