Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trash to Treasure Tuesday #2

I found this old baby carriage wheel on a Saturday antique excursion with my sister back in December. I'm not sure why I felt compelled to buy it, I had no idea what I would do with it, all I know is that I found it to be very interesting with all it's rust and I knew I just had to have it (although my sister probably thought I had finally lost my mind!). It's been sitting in my "studio" just waiting to be transformed and today was it's lucky day!
After pondering the odd little wheel day after day I finally came up with an idea of what I would do with it so I gathered some of my favorite vintage goodies and started playing around.
Here's the final product...hopefully you can get an idea of how cute it turned out despite my horrible photography!

I haven't found the perfect place to hang it but I'm working on that too. I've been looking for an old coat rack/hat rack that hangs on the wall...I've been lucky enough to find them every now and then but they're SO expensive that I've passed them by and the ones that are in my price range aren't truly antique (I can tell by the metal hooks!) I'm sure one of these days I'll get lucky...I just have to keep looking!

1 comment:

Shannon.Doran. said...

I would have never thought of that! Love how simple and sweet it is, that would be perfect in a bedroom. I need an old wheel now!