Rake Necklace Stand & a Winner

posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good day lovelies! I've had a lot of chatter about my farmers market booth and how I created my displays. To be honest, most of my displays have been inspired by things I have found through pinterest. For my rake, I took an idea and I just adjusted it a bit to fit my needs.

Here's the inspiration...

 I love, love, love this idea, but my booth does not consist of a backdrop so I had to figure out to create a rake holder without hanging it from something.
 I decided to turn the rake the other way and leave the handle attached.

Watch and learn my friends...
 I found/received/and traded for a variety of old rakes. The one above is held together at the top with duct tape. Very classy I tell ya.
 Because the rakes were in pretty bad shape and most of them were rusting I wanted to use a spray paint that would stop the rust to bleeding through.

As usual I primed the entire rake with Kilz primer spray paint--if you have been following for awhile you know that Kilz is the only way to go. I then wanted to create a more finished shine to my end product so I used a Rust-oleum laquer spray paint to create a more defined glossy look.
I would say that the time it took to apply two coats of primer and laquer and allow adequate drying time was about two hours. I made sure that the rake was not tacky because I didn't want it to get covered in saw dust when Hunk cut down the handle.
During this time I also found a scrap piece wood and I primed and painted it as well. I made sure to find a piece of wood that was large enough to balance out the rake, but small enough to not be distracting.
Here is Hunk's white trash chopping method--plus a glimpse into my hoarding......awkward.
The key to making sure the rake stays upright is to screw the handle towards the back edge of the board so that the center of gravity of the rake is in the center of the board. Capeche? Otherwise it may tip over when you put any jewelry on the rake teeth.  

Enjoy!



And the winner of the More the Momma Hobo Bag is #6 Kiddo!



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15 comments:

  1. so cute! I want one for all of my necklaces. Love it!

    Ali
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  2. This is an awesome idea! Yours looks better than your inspiration, I might add!

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  3. So great!!! I love that, also loved all the pics of your things at the farmers market!!! Something I wish I could visit in person!

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  4. This is genius! I shared on my Facebook page for Funky Finds, a site dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide.

    http://facebook.com/funkyfinds

    Stay funky! Jessica

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  5. A recycled display...perfect

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  6. I love this idea! Is this pretty stable then? How wide did you make your base??

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