I stopped at my first spring garage sale last Thursday and was not disappointed. An older gentleman was selling a lifetime of tools and I am not exaggerating when I say he had hundreds of tools for sale. I really didn't need tools but I had fun digging through everything looking for something that I might repurpose. What I ended up buying was a wonderful, old 50 ft. cloth measuring tape (50 cents), 5 brass hose nozzles to add to my collection ($1.00 apiece) and these old screwdrivers for 35 cents apiece.
I loved the aged, wood handles on the screwdrivers and thought I might be able to come up with an idea to give these old screwdrivers a new life.
Today at Hobby Lobby I purchased a couple of these small, round, unfinished wood pieces.
They are 30% off this week so they cost 35 cents apiece.
I painted the wood base black and drilled a hole through the middle of it. I also drilled a hole in the bottom of the wood handle of one of the screwdrivers. I then screwed the wood base and the screwdriver together to get my finished project.
And what am I going to do with this?
I'm using it as a frame holder for a picture of my great-grandmother, Mamie Tabor.
Here's what the back looks like.
I attached a sawtooth picture hanger on the back of the frame and the frame hangs perfectly on the screwdriver.
Another quick idea for the screwdriver stand.....
A holder for a couple of large spools of crochet thread. I also placed a roll of paper towels on this and it made a great paper towel holder too. Not bad for 70 cents!
I'm linking today with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Linda hosts a great party with lots of thrifty inspiration. Stop by Linda's blog and join in on the fun.