Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Industrial wall art

If you remember, a while back, our old oven died and had to be replaced.
Before I put it out on the street, I removed the metal racks from the inside.
I wasn't sure what to do with it, 
but I liked the idea of maybe using it as 

wall art.
In fact I like using unusual pieces as art, it adds interest, it makes it unique and it gives a cool vibe.
So why not?
In my case, the old metal racks add an industrial vibe to the wall, that works well with the wooden pieces and contrast the visual softness of the big N 
(stained coffee filter project).
I also like the fact that I can easily slide in and out the pictures.
Husband likes it too...but I had to remind him that when I kept the old racks he said: 
"what are you going to do with those? I don't think they are going to fit in the new oven".
As usual, 
I like to think outside the box rack.

Wall art $0

Stay Frugal,

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Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

You certainly do like to think outside of the *rack*. I never would have thought to save the old racks but they really do make great usable art. Good call!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT idea- You are one smart cookie! xo Diana

Nancy Carr said...

If I did this great idea, I would paint them. You are so smart.

Nancy Carr said...

If I did this, I would paint them. You are an inspiration.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

What a cool idea! I'll have to remember that if I ever get a new oven :)

Jeanne Ireland said...

I agree with Nancy. In my house I would paint them some wild color and use painted clothespins to hang the pics. But, if you didn't come up with this idea I would never have thought to do it.

Hey! What's so crazy about skydiving? Ha!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Just my style too...glad you saved them :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You are one fab thinker, always enjoy stopping by to see what you have been up too! I would paint them black if I had thought of it I mean:) Love the pictures especially the one of you and your husband!

Cristina Garay said...

Ingenious! I love your pictures!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

This is my favorite idea of yours yet, because I've truly never seen anything like this. As a frugal thinker, you really do a great job at repurposing everything. The picture of you and your husband is lovely.


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

So creative!


Anonymous said...

ha ha! that is thinking differently, pretty cute and so USER friendly!

Tanya Runkle said...

You are one resourceful, creative lady!! What a great way to put those wonderful rusty old racks to use :)

xo, Tanya

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You are so creative Daniela!! What a great idea! I love your coffee filter N.

~ Liz ~ said...

So smart! Never would have thought of it. It does make nice industrial feeling art pieces. Good one!

Libby said...

Love this idea. You continue to amaze me of how you can find the best spaces in your home for all of these wonderful projects. I've got to learn to think more out of the box. :-)

Jamie said...

Just perfect!!!! I totally want to copy this idea!