One of my favourite things, and a huge perk of this job, are all of the ideas that friends and readers send me. I have a to-do list that is waaaaay beyond 100 Things as I clip, pin and save each idea as it comes through. If you’ve sent me something and I haven’t posted it yet – it’s not that I didn’t see it, it’s that I just haven’t built/repurposed/painted one yet…. but it’s coming.
One of these ideas was for repurposing a spoon rack. You know the ones that your Mom or Grandmother had to collect spoons from their travels. Tiny little teaspoons with a trillium or flag on them?
Chances are the spoon collection has been boxed up by now as there seems to be more than a few of these spoon racks appearing at garage sales and thrift stores.
This one I found for $1.
I wouldn’t have thought anything of it had it not been for Marianne’s brilliant idea to repurpose it into a necklace rack!
Brown was still too ‘spoon-racky’ for me, so I lightly sanded it, primed it with a white spray primer and then used some of my leftover Rustoleum Metallic Pearl Mist spray paint. (this paint is very sheer, so you will see whatever colour you are covering over through it – even after several coats)
A few light coats later and check out my repurposed spoon rack!
If I had more than one pair of sunglasses, I would have showcased those on the repurposed spoon rack display – instead, all I could find were my regular glasses.
Very small footprint and it uses vertical space, so you’re not taking up prime real estate. If you don’t mind the sound of the necklaces bumping on the door, you could even put it on the back of your bathroom or bedroom one.
I love this – and my repurposed spoon rack turned out better than I thought it would – which is a great surprise!
Thank you Marianne for the idea!
Now go garage sale or thrifting ladies and find one for yourself!
Have a great one!