Sunday, March 5, 2017

From Hose Holder To Fun Frame!


This is a before and after project... a re-purposed item that has a use after being broken. 












  We had a pretty metal hose holder which I liked and it looked nice... until it broke.















 This is what was left.... it is sharp and needs to be replaced. The other part was thrown away as it was "no good."













 I'm so glad I found it....  I picked it up and looked at it.... and held it this way and that, feeling like there should be some use for it.

My son groaned, "Oh Mommmmm..... it's trash... can't we throw it away?"

Well, I throw broken things away, but this... had potential, even if he couldn't see it. 












I removed the metal pieces until it was uniform and I thought it looked pretty good.  It could be a wall hanging for inside or outside........












 Then I figured out that it would also work as a frame for photography, so I tried a few things....






 So many possibilities...










 Sherlock wasn't too thrilled, but he posed anyway.... 






It was just a little thing.... a little re-purposing project.... not a big deal, but it was fun to "save" that item and turn it into something else that I find useful.




I'm so glad that God also does re-purposing as He salvages our lives and turns something broken into something pleasing to Him... something that honors Him. What a blessing that He didn't just throw us out like trash.... even though on our own, that's all we are.... What a blessing that His work of salvation is given to us if we accept it.





I'm so glad not to remain that "old creature" that I was... and that He has re-made me into a "new creature". I hope you also know Him as your Lord and Savior. What a God we serve.    :)   Thank you for visiting...













"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 
                                                2 Corinthians 5:17
 

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, how pretty! And, I loved the thoughts you shared about God not giving up on us! So thankful He looks on the heart of us, no matter what kind of a mess we have gotten ourselves into, and He always sees potential, doesn't He? Sending you love and hugs and many prayers going up for you, sweet friend. :)

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    1. Thank you.... yes, God's love is utterly precious. Appreciate those hugs and prayers! :) Good to hear from you.

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  2. You are so creative! I love how you used the broken hose as a lens to capture pictures with! You are right about how something that could have easily been trash was repurposed, and so are we in Christ, oh what an amazing thought! :)

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    1. Thank you... again I am thankful for your encouraging comment... and I love how we can find lessons in such simple things. I am enjoying that fun frame. :) So glad you visited.

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  3. It's a pretty piece and I love the idea of using it as a photo frame for photography. Now I'm looking for items to use that way!

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    1. I tend to thing "outside the box" a bit on things like this... and it is amazing how many things end up being extra useful. I hope you find some fun items to use also. :)

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  4. Very pretty; it would look amazing on a table with a mirror under it and a fresh bouquet of flowers too or just as an accent on the wall as it... so many pretty ways to re-use this "trash".

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    1. Yes, it would. At the moment I have had it on my deck and then I pull it to wherever I want to use it at the time. A table centerpiece is a fun idea that I expect to use... either outside or inside. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  5. What a clever repurpose, Joy! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you! It was just WAY too pretty to throw away... although my son did not agree. :) Thank you for visiting... and for the great linky party.

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  6. Joy, I am so glad the Heavenly Father saw in me something worth remaking! Blessings~

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    1. Oh, so am I... what a blessing. Thank you.. :)

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  7. What a great repurpose! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet words at The Dedicated House! It means the world! Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live Monday morning at 8am! I took this week off from the party since it was Spring Break; but here is the previous week's linkup if you want to peruse it. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/03/make-pretty-monday-week-209.html Have a gorgeous weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you... it is so funny that my son saw it as a piece of junk not worth saving and other women can see its benefit. :) Thank you for visiting and sharing about your blog party... I put it on my list and I will try to stop by. :)

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  8. Such a great idea. I love how you also used the example of God salvaging our own lives. Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
    Jen
    www.afiremanswife.com

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    1. Thank you... I love object lessons and have found that so many times, God uses simple every day things to teach me a lesson. :) Thank you for the party.

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  9. What a great project!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you... I am enjoying using it... although my son continues to wonder why we don't throw that away! :)

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