Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trowel Hanger

An old trowel.
Painted white.
Hung in my closet.
A spot for my scarves.
The depth of the handle gives you ample space to hang several items.
I think it would be great for purses or backpacks too.

I left mine plain but you could easily stencil a number or paint a name on it.

My husband asked why I didn't just hang a regular hook.....but what fun is that?

Linking to a couple of parties:

White Wednesday with Kathleen @ Faded Charm 
and
Wow Us Wednesday with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style.

Great parties!!  Stop by and say Hi!

Jane

54 comments:

  1. How many times can I use the word brilliant with you?

    xx
    z

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  2. Jane, your mind works like no other.
    Yes what fun would a regular hook be and this is upcylcing at its finest!
    Amy

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  3. Totally clever!!!! Love it!! So glad you don't just use "regular hooks"!! :)

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  4. Jane -
    I LOVE this! You have the most awesome, inspirational ideas! Isn't it funny how men just can't seem to see things the way we do ;)

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  5. I love it and want to know how you hung it...

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  6. Clever! LOVE this idea to hang something!

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  7. Jane, yet another clever idea! I need a place to hang scarves. ~ Sarah

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  8. How smart! I love old "things," especially when they are used like this! Beautiful.


    Kelly

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  9. really? where is the fun in that? This is cute. love the old trowel turned scarf holder...
    your ideas just flow out of you don't they?

    --Pat

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  10. Hi Jane, there you go again, using that brilliant mind of yours. Doesn't your husband know by now that conventional objects just don't cut it when YOU can take something regular and turn it into something fantabulous ???!!!!! I think I would need about 10 of these for all the scarves I own. I also need a way to keep all my necklaces organized. :) Have a bright and beautiful day dear Jane! Tammy

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  11. What a great idea...I love it!! Will be looking for one of those when I go out to the thrift/antique shops.
    ~Cindy~

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  12. You are amazing! I will say it again, You are amazing! You have the greatest, most 'cleverest' ideas!! =)
    I look forward to every visit here to see what you have come up with next.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  13. What a wonderful idea! Now when I am plastering tomorrow, I will be looking at that trowel in a whole new way!

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  14. OK three questions:
    1. How long have you been a creative thrifter? 2. How long have you been married?
    3. How come your husband didn't know the answer to his question before he even asked? :)

    Lovely idea. Imagine what a row of them would look like, suitably stencilled. xx

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  15. He knows you better than that, he was just teasing of course.

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  16. I love the lacey scarf hanging off your trowel hanger, Jane!

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  17. You are a genius,gotta laugh at your husbands so sensible remark!Now I wonder would my hubby miss his trowel?

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  18. Great idea...and I love that scarf!! MEN!!!

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  19. I always love seeing what you come up with. I had to giggle at talesfromagarden comment just visualizing all these men wondering where they left the trowel last time they used it~lol. Connie

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  20. so simple, practical, resourceful and beautiful!
    amy of four corners design

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  21. Painted white - this works. I see stuff like this - and don't quite have the guts to put it in my home. Way to go!

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  22. I have one that I've been thinking of using to hold toilet paper...may be a project that I don't get to for awhile. This is just great for scarves!

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  23. I love that your creative eye could see this vision and repurpose something so utilitarian into something so fabulous!

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  24. Waaaay better than a regular hook. Love it!

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  25. Jane ~
    That is awesome !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  26. Great idea and great reply to hubby!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  27. seriously AMAZING idea...so creative and unique and functional to boot. Awesome awesome!

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  28. Oh I love this. I have a collection of these that I paint on ...harder to find the neat old wood ones these days but I have lots of the metal ones!!

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  29. Love your husband's comment and yours, too. Honestly, I will never pass by an old trowel again...perfect!

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  30. Had to laugh at your husband's question. Silly men! I was at the Habitat Restore the other day and saw some old trowels and I immediately thought of you. Didn't you put a magnet on one and use it as a picture holder or something like that?

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  31. Now that is probably the most ingenius thing I've ever seen! Fabulous idea Jane!

    Jeanine

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  32. Jane,
    How ever did you hang it?
    Great idea!
    Dee Dee

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  33. I really think I need you to come over and give me a vision for tons and tons of unused items.... You are the CLEVER QUEEEEEEEEN! :-)

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  34. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *


    Uuuh! Now I WANT a trowel!!! Come share!

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  35. You are so amazingly creative Jane...I just love visiting your blog!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  36. How great is this?! So much better than an ordinary hook!

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  37. LOVE this Jane!!! I buy these at yard sales all the time wondering what to do with them...well now I know.
    I love your awesome brain!
    sending hugs

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  38. Very cool! But how in the world did you hang it so flat/flush?

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  39. So simple, yet so brilliant!

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  40. He still asks those kind of questions??!! lol

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  41. Another Jane original. I don't know how you come up with these ideas. Thanks for joining the party!

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  42. When will they learn?! I love this...putting it in my walk in closet folder!!

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  43. Wow, lots of great ideas lately! Those silly guys...they just don't "get it". Happy St Patty's to ya.

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  44. What a perfect idea, if I say so myself! I'll have to share this one with my Hubbs. He is a Mason. I wonder what he would think if I borrowed his tools? Ha, Ha. By the way, your Blog looks great.
    xxx Liz

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  45. Hi Jane, I am at My Cousins today, so Happy to be able to be on the computer, I am So Missing having Internet at my house, I miss all My Sweet Blogging Friends ~ I am Loving this idea, I think if there is an Award for the Most Clever Ideas Ever, Your Hands Down, The Winner! hope to be back soon
    Cheryl

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  46. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!!
    Wire Foxes are the best!!

    And this idea is FABULOUS!!!

    Excited to start following your blog!!

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  47. Jane,
    Love it...how did you hang it to the wall?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  48. I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this hanger!! Bravo! I love thinking outside the box.

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  49. I have three old trowels - what did you use to hang the trowel so flat????

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