Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley & Loaf Pans

When I’m at an auction and spot old wood or old metal, it’s common for my bidding finger to go up before my brain stops to consider what I’ll do with what I’m bidding on.  Before I know it, I’m the winner of some old whatchamacallit that I have no real plan for.
Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley and Bread Tins Wall Bins via Knick of Time

That was the case a few weeks ago.  My eyes zoomed in on an old wooden pulley wheel and my finger went up fast.  Now, I’ve bought a lot of barn pulleys in the past, but this one was different.
Upcycled Antique Barn Pulley and Bread Tins Wall Bins via Knick of Time
This pulley was attached to a huge board.  Almost 50 inches long huge.  As soon as the auctioneer said I was the winner, I immediately wondered what in the world I was going to do with something so big, but I toted it home and propped it against my kitchen wall – determined to figure it out.
Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley and Bread Tins Wall Bins via Knick of Time
I thought about cutting down the size, but was hesitant to make a fresh cut into the old wood.  I remembered a set of wall bins I had previously made on the front of an old drawer – just on a much shorter scale.  Fortunately, I had several well-aged old bread pans in my stash, so I decided to turn the barn pulley into wall bins by adding the pans to it.

Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley and Bread Tins Wall Bins via Knick of Time

There’s nothing prettier to me than the combination of old wood and old metal.  Although it is long, it’s only about 9-1/2 inches wide with the bread pans, so it could be mounted on a pantry door to hold spices and seasoning packets, or used in a craft room to hold supplies – without taking up much space.  Fortunately, someone else likes old wood and old metal, because it sold very quickly.

Repurposed Antique Barn Pulley and Bread Tins Wall Bins via Knick of Time

We’re in the midst of our first real winter storm, so I’m hunkered down tonight, working on more projects and getting packages shipping.  Stay warm and safe and have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,

Angie

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Comments

  1. Very interesting pulley … like maybe in a hay loft. Looks like your Etsy sales are keeping you really busy. Congratulations, but a lot of work this time of the year and I know what you mean by a messy house with staging, photos, and wrapping.
    Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. Angie, you don’t need a plan when you bid… you always come up with something great!

  3. Love your stuff. Keep warm and enjoy being in..

  4. Love it, What a great idea for small space storage. I also have a fondness for old wood and metal. Have a great weekend!

    Susan

  5. Like it was meant to be…I can see why it sold so quickly!

  6. Angie, you make the coolest accessories! Love this!!

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