March 4th, 2010 in member junk     
Christina_S Christina_S, member
5 users recommend

I found this old cast iron fuse (switch?) in a discount booth at an antique mall.  I fell in love with the glass, rust and white coated cast iron and at $9 I couldn't pass it up.  I wanted to use it in my decore so I cleaned it up and I thought about what I could do to make it a little more functional when suddenly a light went off (get it? hehe).   I pulled down the handle to create a foot for the piece to stand steady on its own vertically.   I found this little glass dish in my stash that fit perfectly on the handle (the perfect fuse-ion! :).   I am currently using it on my sidetable in my living room to hold loose change but it would also be cool as a business card holder.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, glass, white, reuse, upcycle, mix, marriage, buisness card, change, fuse, holder, utilitarian, cast iron

Comments (12)

georgiamoon writes: Now THAT is super COOL! I love it...what about a soap dish? Just a thought, Georgia Posted: 7:45 pm on March 8th
junkermidge writes: Oh, this is really cool! I love it as a business card holder.
Midge Posted: 2:25 pm on March 7th
suewhitney writes: Whoa... this is very cool. Love it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:17 am on March 7th
fellowjunker writes: Great eye.....I love this piece and love how you are re-using it!!
xojanis Posted: 8:46 pm on March 5th
racers7 writes: How cool is that! Melody Posted: 2:40 pm on March 5th
ninnarae writes: This is a great, inventive re-use! Just LOVE it! Really thinking outside the box! Posted: 10:50 pm on March 4th
shabbychick writes: That is very cool (and the price was right!)! I think it's perfect for business cards - very clever!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:51 pm on March 4th
oldnews writes: Ooh, I woulda snapped it up too! Love it! Marie Posted: 9:43 pm on March 4th
alicemom writes: Wow great find and reuse!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:34 pm on March 4th
RustyDiva writes: Yup ~ I would have been drawn in too! Love the mix of light and dark. Great re-purpose job! Love it. Posted: 3:59 pm on March 4th
JunkArchitect writes: I bought one of these a few months ago because I thought it was such a cool piece. I just couldn’t think of a way to repurpose it…YOU DID! Great idea and thanks for the inspiration.

Posted: 3:39 pm on March 4th
Detrian writes: I really like this! I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either, very creative :) Posted: 2:01 pm on March 4th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.