Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Metal "C" Clamp Photo Stand

I found these metal "C" clamps at a thrift store recently and bought all seven ($1.00 apiece) with no real plan in mind.  (That's probably why my basement and garage look like what they do......I seem to buy a lot of things with no real plan in mind!)
 But after looking at them for awhile, I saw these two matching red clamps,
as a photo stand for a wonderful old photo of my grandfather and his 1922 basketball team (my grandfather is sitting on the far right).
This project definitely falls into the super easy category.

The clamps are simply screwed into the photo display, which in this case, is a cover-less book with the photo printed on the front page (tutorial for book can be found here).
Super, super easy!!!

I'm linking this tonight with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for "Wow Us Wednesday".

Hope you're having a good week.

Jane

37 comments:

  1. Hello Mamie Jane! This is a brilliant idea. You are really the queen of upcycling ;-) You can turn trash to wonders of art. And btw I hope you're husband is better now.

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  2. Wow! You are just too creative. I LOVE it! What an awesome idea!

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  3. What a good idea! Thanks for sharing,
    Markus

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  4. great idea, funny thing i just bought 3 of these at a yard sale and because of you i was going to try to do something like this with them!

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  5. Oh, My Heavens Jane, however did you think of this?
    I wish my mind could see things like you do.
    Terrific idea, if I steal DH's wood clamps he'll
    take my netbook away so I can't blog!
    Warm Regards,
    Susan

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  6. You always have the best ideas for repurposing cool old stuff. And what a wonderful treasure that picture of your Grandpa is.

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  7. You continue to amaze me!!! Love this idea! I think the photo is appropriate for a rustic look!

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  8. Awesome idea, as always!
    And thanks for the reminder. I bought some of those clamps awhile back too. (with no real plan in mind) =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  9. What a great photo! And, I really like your use of the clamps in its display. Wonderful. penny

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  10. Great idea Jane! I've been collecting these for a while, I've only just clamped them to shelves for decorations... a photo frame? Who knew?! Great idea!
    Of all the blogs I've run across...you continue to inspire me :)
    Susan

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  11. Great idea! Funny, I just picked up one red clamp at a yard sale...had no idea what to do with it until now!

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  12. Great idea! I pick up lots of things and not sure why myself. You are an inspiration with how you upcycle old finds.....wish I had that vision. Thanks!
    Cheryl

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  13. Jane,
    If I were to ever get stranded on an Island, I would want you along. I know either you could save us or at least I would not get bored. As always great idea.
    Lisa

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  14. Clever! I wonder what Tim Allen would say. (grin)

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  15. When ever I see that you have a new post, I know I'm in for a real treat. I always save yours for when I know I have time, so I can savor reading about your ideas. Plus, some of the comments are pretty entertaining, too.

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  16. Super simple is a Good Thing! Love it!!!

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  17. You amaze me with the uses you come up with for things I never would have thought of, Jane!

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  18. You may not have a plan when you but those things, but you are surely the queen of coming up with just the perfect way of reusing them.

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  19. My garage, basement, and every spare space also look (probably) like yours. I can't come up with ideas as quickly as you. Please move next door to me! Lori L

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  20. You have such brilliant ideas! How do you think of these things!?! Lesa

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  21. Fantastic, yet simple idea, love it! The things we buy with no real plan in mind always seem to turn into the best projects.

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  22. Well, you clever girl!

    Diane :-)

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  23. I would of never have guessed in a million years what to do with clamps. I guess I stay out of my Hubby's workshop. Do you stay up all night thinking of these great ideas. I get inspiration in the shower! Ha, Ha. Rubber ducky you're the one!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments Friend :)
    xxx Liz

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  24. Super cute! I love that it is so easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Fantastic idea. Even I can do this. Just one more piece of 'junk' to look for.

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  26. What a great idea..I love it..
    Janet

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  27. Brilliant! You are always coming up with the newest and brightest ideas. Always an inspiration for me!
    Thanks so much, and keep up the great work!
    Kim

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  28. I love that idea! C-clamps...who'da thunk?

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  29. This looks great Jane!
    You've inspired me to dig out my Dad's old basketball photos and trophies to make a display! Thanks!!

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  30. Ah-haaa!!! Very clever :) I have a stash of c-clamps in my garage too...wonder if any of them match?? Love this...

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  31. I always pick these up with no idea what to do with them...now I am inspired! Thank you!!

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  32. How do yo come up with this stuff? You are the clever one. LOVE this! Have a great weekend.

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  33. Hi Jane, Fall sure is looking beautiful in your neck of the woods. Fabulous idea for a photo display. Hope your weekend is wonderful. Tammy

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  34. You certainly WOW me with all your ideas! Does your brain ever rest? Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  35. Jane, this is such a clever idea! Where do you come up with these genius ideas? LOL Love that you have such an old photo of your grandfather.
    ~ Sue

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  36. Mother cluckin' GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOO using this one... Thank you!!!

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!