Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wall Art Repurposed from A Garage Sale Item


Wall Art From The Unexpected

    IKEA Napkin Holder found at a Garage Sale

In my garage sale travels a couple of years ago I stumbled upon this IKEA Napkin holder. I really liked all the aspects of this piece.  It is simply a plastic square base with square cut outs and a flexible metal rod with a larger metal piece on the end. 

                                                                                                 Napkin holder holding napkins

I came home and tried it out as a napkin holder as intended...I was not thrilled. I thought it took up a lot of counter room. I like my napkins in the upright position.  I know you are thinking "REALLY"?!?!  That is just my preference.

This is when I decided to look at this piece in a different way.   I liked the design of the napkin holder so I decided to repurpose it.  I hung it in my newly remodeled bathroom.  I had a wall that was not too big and needed a little something that could stand by it self.  I hung the napkin holder up.  It looks amazing!  Everyone compliments me on the art work.  I just smile before I reveal it was a napkin holder that I picked up at a garage sale. 

This repurposing was easy.  No paint or wood needed to transform this item.  It simply needed a new identity.  Change the way you think of an item. 
                                                                                                             Work of Art!

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