I got to do a little shopping over my lunch hour today at my favorite antique/junk shop. To give you an idea of how much stuff this store has I thought I would post a few pictures.
This is a great place to find rusty and crusty pieces!
I managed to find a few things today and these two pieces were part of what I brought home.
These are old phone parts. One piece is the bell and the other piece came off the mouthpiece of an antique phone that would have looked something like this:
I had a different plan for the phone parts.
I really like the look of vintage hat stands and I thought I would try and make one with the two phone parts and these other supplies.
I painted the dowel black and inserted it into the small wood block. I then slid one of the phone pieces over and down the dowel to cover the wood block. This was the base of my hat stand.
Next I screwed the bell part to the top of the dowel.
That's all there is to it.
My version of a vintage hat stand.
Complete with a vintage hat.
As always, thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your visits!
I'm linking with some great parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra @ Common Ground
Thrifty Finds Friday with Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
Have a wonderful weekend!