11th Mar2015

Trash to Treasure Industrial Clock

by Dinah Wulf
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Trash to Treasure Industrial Clock

Flea market shopping is a great treasure hunt for me. A few weeks ago we went to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet. I love that place. I could walk up and down those aisles multiple times and see something new Every. Single. Time.

I saw a couple that I haven’t seen before (I go there a lot). They had a table covered with rusty junk. I spotted an oil can and asked him how much.

The guy kindly replied, “I don’t know, a dollar?”

I handed it to him with no haggling. After all, there was a similar one a few rows back for $8. So, I checked out the rest of the table and found this circular object. I had no idea what it was so I asked.

The man replied, “I have no idea. All this stuff has been sitting in my dad’s barn for years and I just want to get rid of it. I’ll give it to you for a dollar.”


Trash to Treasure Rusty Industrial Clock

He saw a piece of junk. I saw a beautiful rustic industrial style frame. My initial thought was to use it as a frame for a great piece of art or a beautiful piece of fabric. When I brought it home, it sat on my table for a few days.

Then, I was running late to take my daughter to school the other day so I looked up at the time. I had an instant “aha” moment, took the clock off of my wall, and ran downstairs setting the clock on the table on my way out the door to take my daughter to school.

When I got home the clocked nestled perfectly inside this rusty old piece of metal I found.

Trash to Treasure Clock

It fit my décor perfectly…

Trash to Treasure Clock Repurposing Idea

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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