Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Valentine's Clothesline...Have you repurposed lately?

Well, well, well! Winter has hit. The tracks that I made when I pulled in the driveway about 2 1/2 hours ago...gone. A possible 4 inches tonight. Thankful to be working from home tomorrow.

So I saw a picture on Pinterest and it "pinspired" me.  Amazing right?  It inspired me to show Jim the picture and ask him to make something similar. I was inspired and didn't have to do the work...perhaps I should think about this concept :)

Here is the pin:

here is the link for the blog owner that had this on Pinterest. 
{thank you for the pinspiration}

Here is what Jim had to say when I asked him to write a little something:

So Jen asked me to come up with a set of “pillars” that she could turn into a “clothesline” for a decorative piece. She showed me a picture she had found online of what prompted the thought and I set off for my basement shop to get started. I always try to keep useable scrap in case it can be utilized in another project. I, also, am always on the lookout for things that can be repurposed, dismantled, etc. I went through inventory and found two spindles that I came across at a yard sale that I suppose were originally destined to be table legs. I combined them up with two pieces of wood I had left over from demolishing an old wooden bedframe we had found at a thrift store and a couple pieces of scrap I had laying around. Painted up in a neutral color that can be used for multiple seasons, add in a couple hooks for tying the line and there you have it.

Easy enough right? I hope so. He forgot to take pictures as he was moving along. I am a-ok with that because the project is done and I L-O-V-E it!!!! 
Here's the finished product.

You either love it or think I am crazy at this point.
Let's tie the line between the two and see what you think next.

This photo was definitely taken the other day because there hasn't been any sun today.
Here's what it looks like now:

Pin It

I know! Cute right!!!!
All because of an idea from Pinterest!
The post card are vintage post cards from the very early 1900's. There are many more around the house.
I keep tucking them here and there. I have a bunch tucked into the greenery on the mantel.

another look

I definitely am liking this project. It is more than a Valentine's Clothesline. 
The clothesline can change colors and the pillars can be moved to other places (like the mantel)...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will leave a comment or two! 
I am linking up here:


  1. I love how yours turned out! I like that it's taller too. Very nice work Jim! Thanks for recreating this- it made my day to hear that you were inspired.

  2. Great idea! I am amazed at the thing you and Jim do with "junk". I love how yours turned out, all Valentiny and all. Your tea set is beautiful too. Hugs, Dawn

  3. Love it!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! My new giveaway started TODAY!

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  4. So sweet and you can change it to match the season. Lovely!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to join our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I'm hoping that you'll pop by tomorrow and share at my "Beat The Winter Blues" party. :-)

  5. Really cute! And the book lover in me is thinking stacks of old books might work too? Hmm...maybe I'll try it??? Thanks for the inspiration :) Thanks for stopping too, Laurel

  6. I really like this Jim & Jen..I collect vintage valentines..They would look so pretty hanging on this..We are waiting for the snow here in our part of PA also..We live in Mifflin County..Stay warm..

  7. great idea! makes everything fun!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  8. Very pretty.. Awesome beautiful re-do :))

  9. Thank-you so much for the fantastic project and coming to my "Beat the Winter Blues" party. I hope you'll be back next week while we continue to grow :-)



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