Sunday, July 29, 2012

Repurposed Antique Muffin Pan

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!

:-)  Tonya


  1. Very cute idea! just love old kitchen ware.

  2. Great muffin pan and a wonderful re-purpose! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


    1. Thanks for the compliment ... and for hosting the party! You made it to my post before I back linked you... Lol! :-)

  3. Came over from Primp. Love the liners for the muffin tin. I use them for craft stuff, but don't decorate them. Great idea. I might have to glue that assemblage together and hang on the wall!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    1. Thanks Donna! I appreciate your comments. I hope yours turns out great! :-)

  4. Cute idea! The muffin tin has a curvy shape that adds more charm than a regular one!

  5. Like minds! I picked some up at a garage sale that look very similar. I was thinking of using them for organizing my craft room, but thought they may be too dirty (even after intense cleaning) to use. This is such a great idea! So much cuter than mine sitting in a pile waiting for an idea to grab me. :)
    I pinned this for inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Dori! I appreciate it! I've noticed from your blog that we have similar tastes! :-)

  6. What a great way to store things! I love how you added the cupcake paper, music paper and the doilies...looks fantastic with your items and also empty! Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love last weekend. I'm just getting around to see everybodies projects and this will be featured as one of my favorites. Wishing you a wonderful week!

  7. Yay! I'm so excited! Thanks for featuring me on your wonderful blog! :-)

  8. Very beautiful and unique pan - I really like it !:)
    And your idea is great

  9. Aw, this is neat. My little girls would really enjoy making this with me I bet...
    I'd be very happy if you came over to my blog to link this up to the party...

    1. Thanks, Linsey! I joined your party. I appreciate the invitation! Please stop by and visit me again. :-)