Sunday, April 19, 2009

MET MONDAY

It is Monday once again and time for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at

Between Naps on the Porch
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Today, I would like to take you to a farm equipment salvage yard. This is not your usual place to find home decor, but for the creative person it is a great place to find a bargain. As a child, when it was necessary for me to tag around with my Dad, we often had to take a trip to Muth's salvage yard. Not only do farmers work the land, they must also be mechanics to keep the equipment running; so it was always necessary to salvage parts. This is not the salvage yard of my youth, but it does belong to the son of the original Mr. Muth.

Today, I'm on the search for disc spacers to use for candle holders. Here are some likely candidates.

Oooh, there are more!!


Which ones should I choose?

I finally decided on three different ones, and Bob loaded them (they are very heavy) into the back of the van. We found Richard (the young Mr. Muth), and he said I could have all of them for $4.00. After getting them home, Bob washed them with the hose, and sprayed them with an acrylic sealer. And there you have three candle holders!!!!



Thanks for stopping by to see my metamorphosis; now, stop by Susan's to check out the other participants and their before and after pictures.
Sally

29 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

How clever are you? Very Very I would say!

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

santamaker said...

Wow, girl...you get the prize for creativity this week! They look fab!

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, I love them - I hope I can find them around here. I hope my Dad can help me out....They really look nice. ~ Robyn

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

What beauties! I would love to show those off and then tell the story where I got them would be even better!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I really like that you re-purposed an existing item into something totally new and cool! :O)

Kammy said...

Wow, how smart are you ? I love
it, so clever and cheap - I love
cheap ! Hugs ~ Kammy

xinex said...

Wow! You sure have a great vision and creativity!...Christine

Carrie said...

That is a great idea!!

miss gracies house said...

Ohh, so much scope for the imagination! Great job! I enjoyed your post about the journey to your dream house-you've lived in a lot of houses and made a lot of curtains!
Have a great day!
Rene'

Chandy said...

They look amazing! That is such a clever idea!

Good morning, your candleholders look great! Great choices! Have a great Monday!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I'm showing this to my husband and asking him to take me to the junk yard! These look good!

linda said...

This just goes to show that one man's trash is another man's (woman's) treasure! Great job!

Tricia Anne said...

That is neat!! What a fun place to go and find treasures at!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Chari said...

Hello Friend...

If this isn't just the coolest idea! What a grand idea...using old farm equipment for candleholders!!! I just love the old iron patina...and you've displayed them so beautifully on your pretty patchwork quilt!!! Sally, I just love this idea...oh my, I think I'm repeating myself! Hehe! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some of these! They must be fairly good sized since those are pillar candles you're using? Love this Met Monday post, my friend!

So how is it going in your neck of the woods? I'm not sure how much rain that we got...it even rained on and off yesterday! We have little ponds in our driveway...notice I didn't say puddles...these are much bigger! hehe! We'll take the moisture though...so thankful for it! Today it's supposed to get up into the high 60's...I already have my windows opened and enjoying the fresh air! They're forecasting that we'll reach 80 by the end of the week...ohhh my, then it'll be too hot! Hehe! Turn on the a/c! No just kidding but seriously...that 80 is going to feel pretty hot coming out of all the colder temps of last week!

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari
PS...Just heard from Mary...she's been away from home but is back now!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love this! I love creative people & you are definitely creative.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Those are very cool!

Manuela

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Those are neat, Sally!

I'm a bad visitor today. I was packing up for the lake early this morning and we were driving down, this afternoon. Then I took a nap!!!!

I saw your comment about the chairs. The rocker is indeed a childsized chair.

Melissa Miller said...

That is so clever and very pretty too! :)

Myrna said...

Oh you clever,clever girl! The candleholders are amazing...oh--and the drawer pulls in the previous post--wonderful! Ketchup? Who'd have thunk it?!
Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments!
I love coming here...you've got the best ideas!!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Mrs. Petrie said...

Those are beautiful. You could probably sell them in a boutique for $20 a piece!

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

Just read your sweet note that you left in my kitchen...thank you, friend! I sure do appreciate your compliments!!!

You asked about "Sunday Favorites"...it's a GO! I at least want to try it this coming Sunday and see how it all goes! There seems to be alot of interest to do this kind of a meme! Sure hope to see you sign up for it!!! Thank you, my friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Picket said...

Oh my word girl...never in a million years would I have thought of that....I love that idea...I don't think we have a salvage yard like that anywhere around here...man those are the neatest things! Thanks for coming by girl...I am holding my own with the dieting but I just get so nervous meeting someone new! lol lol...My sister called me after she read my blog and screamed at me! lol She said "don't be calling yourself fat on the blog and why did you say you were a milk cow...people will think you have a size triple FFF top!!!!" lol lol (You'd never know she was a Southern lady right!!!!) I told her I never thought of that...maybe I should of said I was the prize hog with these two big hams on my hiney! lol lol

Carrie said...

Wow, you have a great eye. They are very nice as candlesticks!

Chari said...

Hello my friend...

Just read the sweet note that you left on my gallery wall...hmmm, was wondering what that little "post-it" note from you was doing up there!!! Hehe!!!

Thank you so much for the sweet compliments...you are always so kind and generous, Sally!!!

Hope that you're having a wonderful Wednesday!!! It's really pretty here...sun shining and a nice 74 degrees..it's beautiful! I'm enjoying having all of the windows and doors open today!
Love ya,
Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Who would have thought disc spacers could look so pretty? Well, I guess Sally would have! If you had shown them as candle holders first, I would never have know what they were. Great job. laurie

Neabear said...

That is a really neat idea! They look like they could be wood. I love the shapes. So pretty.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

This is a brilliant idea! How smart are you!!! :-)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh LOVE this!!!! I'd go so crazy in a yard like that.

Thanks for sharing this in my

http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-uses-formore-metal-stuff-of-course.html

post! So cool!

Funky Junk Donna

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Me again. Loved this post so much I featured it in my Today's Hot Find for Nov 11. :)

Funky Junk Donna