Wall Hanging From Trash to Treasure

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Before you throw things away do you ever take a moment to try to imagine a new life for them?  We do it all the time – sometimes even too much.  But this is one of my favorite creations that the kids and I put together.  We just could not throw these pieces away – not under any circumstances.  So off to create we went.

We had one of those small (cheap) wooden round tables that I used the legs on another project. You know the kind with the wafer board top that sells for about $14? I had the circle tabletop left.
Then, a friend of mine gave me some metal pieces to some sort of table. I never could quite figure out how to turn it back into a table – It clearly must have been missing some pieces. But, it wasn’t destined to be turned back into a table anyway – it was destined for a new life.
The last piece was a metallic basket with leaf like ornamentation. I purchased this piece for pennies at the Goodwill outlet and knew some day I would have a plan for it. It is so unique and I just could not pass it up.
The process – I spray painted the circle tabletop olive green; then I glued (with E6000 of course) the metallic circle (the outer rim that you see) to the tabletop – creating a frame like setting. Within that framed setting I placed the metallic basket. It looks very cool on our wall in the stairwell.

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Isn’t it just so awesome?! It is approximately 2 1/2 feet in diameter.
I love this piece – simple yet gives me the illusion of being an “artist”. Soon I will have an entire sculpture in the middle of the lawn made from recycled materials.


9 thoughts on “Wall Hanging From Trash to Treasure

  1. Savannah miller says:

    My family and I just got into business of flipping houses, the current house we are flipping had really old doors and my dad thought I was crazy when I told him I wanted the door knobs/knob plates.
    I checked on ebay and they are worth a little money, to my dads horror instead of selling them I used them to decorate :3

  2. Amber B says:

    I love this, I wish I was creative like you. My father in-law would take pieces of furniture off the side of the road and restore them. They were beautiful when he was finished.

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