Antique Crab Pot = Upcycled Bulletin Board

Memorial Day weekend seems to breed big sales, and Kyle and I went antiquing in hopes we would find something worthy of taking home. I found plenty of things I loved, but since Kyle was with me, I wasn’t allowed to make any “just because” purchases and came home with just one thing – a really, really old crab pot.


What in the world am I going to do with this old and rusty thing? Well, when opened up and placed on a wall, it works pretty darn great as a bulletin board:

I hung it up in my office (which I am planning to reveal sometime this summer – still working on a few things!) and I used the clips that fasten the pot together to hang items on the star-shaped frame. I hung the rest of the items up with clothes pins I had laying around the house and I’m sure the board will be fairly covered in just a few short weeks (I obsessively collect images from glossy home magazines).

antique-crab-pot-after-close up

I love the idea of upcycling an old item like this into something super useful. And it fits with the room’s other funky decor pieces, which I will be sharing with you soon. Happy June to you!

8 thoughts on “Antique Crab Pot = Upcycled Bulletin Board

  1. Kim Paiement Said:

    this is AWESOME kir!!!

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Awww, thanks Kate! And thanks for visiting RS:).

  3. Elise Said:

    So awesome. You have such a creative eye!

  4. Kristy Said:

    What an incredible idea! So crafty :)

  5. Candace Said:

    I love the crabpot! I am in search of one unique enough to use with my hobby. I think this is a great idea, and hope you don’t mind I used your photo with link in a blog I did about my new ideas! You gave me inspiration! Thanks!

  6. Crystelle Said:

    This is soooooo amazing!
    You are so smart, girl!
    Love it!


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