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Saturday, 28 February 2015

If you saw one of these...

...would you know what it was?

I certainly didn't have a clue but I saw it, loved all the carving and at the back of my mind I had a purpose in mind. It was sitting on the end of the shelf in one of my local charity shops and it caught my eye. When I took it to the cash-desk, the sales assistant asked if I knew what it was and what was I intending to do with it. I said that I didn't know what it was originally for but I was going to use it to store craft glues.

If you don't already know - it is a pipe rack. Pipes as in the smoking kind.

My idea was for the top row to hold some of my Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles...
 ...as you can see and the bottom shelf...
...holds pots of Creative Expressions Gilding wax.

I need to sand the holes a little so that the bottles sit in a little more securely but I'm really happy with my charity shop find.

I'm not sure whether to leave the wood as it is or perhaps give it a coat of white chalk paint...or just highlight some areas with some gilding wax. I'm thinking perhaps a coat of chalk paint, rubbing back areas that would have worn and then adding a touch of gilding wax to the high points of the design.

I don't know.

Perhaps I'll live with it for a while and see where my thoughts take me - or perhaps you have some ideas?..................................................................

5 comments:

Redanne said...

I did know, my Father in Law used to be a pipe smoker and had one but not quite as ornate as yours. How wonderful that it fits so well with what you want for it!! Not sure whether you should paint it or not, but I do love those chalky paints - I bought a vintage perpetual calendar a while back, altered it and have never regretted it...... not sure that really helps you though... lol! Anne xx

Stef H said...

YOU are sooooooooooo creative! what a great idea. isn't it an old pipe stand?

stay warm.

hugs :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great find. Definitely paint it and rub some back

sue jones said...

oo Clever! Very unusual too :)

Sandra said...

Nope, I hadn't a clue, but I much prefer your use for it x