This is actually a post for Saturday, but I started working on it too late tonight and
it is now after midnight, so the post will have a Sunday time stamp.
I found this really cool looking muffin pan at an antique store last week
and I decided to use it as a desk organizer. It was really
yucky a challenge
for me to clean it up. In fact, I think if I tried any harder, it would have
fallen apart, so I improvised! Take a look at how it turned out and the process.
Here it is straight from the antique store. I think the shape and
designs on the pan are fabulous so I couldn't resist!
You can see the challenge!
I sprayed this twice and let it sit for over 2 hours each time!
I put in quite a bit of elbow grease and realized that I needed to accept
the coloration as part of the character of the pan. The problem was,
I was not going to be able to put my embellishments in the pan's wells
if I couldn't get it any cleaner. So... here is the part where I improvised...
I decided to incorporate praise and worship into this project! I am so
glad that I bought this old Worship Hymnal at an antique store a while
back. I use this often in my projects. It adds great character and defines me!
In each well, I used a crocheted doily, a cupcake liner and the circles
that I cut out of the old worship hymnal. Then I layered them in the wells.
The cupcake liners went in first, then the circles from the hymnal, then the doilies.
Now I was ready to fill each well with my goodies!
Of course... tiny clothespins!
... and some of my Tim Holtz embellishments.
I love how I can see the music between the layers of the crochet.
It shows up better in person than on camera, but I tried to get a
good view so you could tell.
(Thank you Leigh for my buttons!)
And here it is.... my Repurposed Muffin Pan!
I love how it looks in my crafting area!
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
I hope this inspired you to use items you love in unconventional ways.
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Until next time, be blessed!
* P.S. - I linked this post to Cherished Treasures and Full Circle Creations and Primp and Adventures of a DIY Mom and The Shabby Creek Cottage and The 36th Avenue and The Farmhouse Porch