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« on: March 11, 2007 03:42:42 PM »

I was at the thrift store, and this bar-b-que implement caught my eye:


I think it was the design of the wire that grabbed me.
I wandered up and down the aisles thinking of what I could do with it. Then * AHA! *

I brought it home, and with some tools I pried the handle off:


It took a lot of muscle and some cussing, but I ended up with an ATC & Photo Display!!!!




I'm going to mount this on the wall after I finish painting my studio. Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007 03:44:29 PM »

Oh, yea!!!! That is really keen.  Now I only need about 10 of them to cover a small wall entirely with ATCs.  Smiley
I'm so glad you found something that is an everyday object that people can use!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007 03:51:37 PM »

I love to recycle/repurpose things! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007 03:54:21 PM »

Unbelievable, that is awesome, Im at a loss for words
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 03:56:15 PM »

genius!
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007 03:57:46 PM »

Look at you, stiffly....always thinking! This really rocks, and it's going to look great on your wall!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007 04:02:34 PM »

that's soooo cool. as if i needed another excuse to go to the thrift store!
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007 04:20:53 PM »

Wow - that couldn't have been better if it had been invented for it!
Great find! And great eye for seeing such a cool use for it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007 04:57:17 PM »

I think that if Original Youth's display hadn't stuck in my mind, I never would've thought of it. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007 05:05:49 PM »

I think that if Original Youth's display hadn't stuck in my mind, I never would've thought of it. Cheesy
I'm just glad you found something that rocks just as hard, and for MUCH less moolah.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2007 05:08:39 PM »

What a super idea!
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Brilliant!  You found the perfect use for this thing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2007 06:40:23 PM »

Ohhh! And I work within a block of 3 thrift stores! I think I know what I'm going to do at lunch tomorrow!

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2007 09:17:31 PM »

Fantastic...it looks so vintage...
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2007 10:54:30 PM »

genius!!!  i cant wait for bar b q season Grin
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2007 09:47:47 AM »

Wayyyyy cool  Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2007 01:18:44 PM »

how wonderful and I never ever would have thought of that Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2007 02:04:59 PM »

Thanks everyone! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2007 02:36:01 PM »

Stiffly, the subject cracks me up - if anyone is qualified to write a tutorial for going thrifting it's you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2007 05:08:34 PM »

LOL, those that know me best get the joke. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2007 05:26:59 PM »

I think I actually have such a tut!  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2007 07:13:14 PM »

Woman, that is brilliant!  I should have expected something so unexpected from you.  Cheesy
I came across this in Hot New Topics, I didn't see the ATC heading, and I thought, "Now, where is she going with this?"  You kept a good tease going for a while, there.  I love it.  So smart.  Super brill.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2007 08:00:51 PM »

I think I actually have such a tut!  Cheesy
I forgot about that one. Cheesy

Thanks, bigmouth! I can see this thing all stocked up with vintage pics of jello. Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2007 05:04:06 AM »

That's a fantastic idea Stifflersmom!  There's a dollar store near me that sells those in a few different sizes, so I know what I'll be picking up this weekend!
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2007 07:37:51 AM »

No way! If you find some, please post a pic. I'd love to see a different type. Cheesy
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Oh.my.god! That is just awesomeness disguised as grillware! Grin 

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I had totally forgotten about this thread until I was browsing the thrift store after my dental appt this morning.  I had an armload of things that wanted me to alter them and make them beautiful, and on the bottom shelf, I SAW ONE!  Grin 

I think I scared the lady standing nearby when I gasped and knelt down quickly to get it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007 01:01:08 PM »

So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2007 01:02:43 PM »

So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?

Make ATCs of ribs!  Grin
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So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?

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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2007 04:15:06 PM »

ROFL!! I think that's so cool that you found one!
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So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?

Scrub!  Thankfully the one I found seemed to have never been used.

I have to find another one b/c I told my daughter (PixZstyle) that she could have this one for hers.
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2007 04:20:45 PM »

I think these 'tools' are so odd that people buy them, never use them and then donate them 10 years later. Cheesy
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So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?

Get the neighbors dog to lick it clean, of course.  Wink


I think I scared the lady standing nearby when I gasped and knelt down quickly to get it.  Cheesy

hahahahaha, thank goodness she wasn't a Crackster too!
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So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?
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So what do you do if its all gummy with bbq sauce?
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Yeah, that or soaking it in hot water with some dishwasher detergent mixed in works, too. Wink
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ummm. to say this is awesome would be an understatement:) This would also be a great way to hold regular photos or receipts n things like a note board:) Thanks for sharing Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2007 08:22:11 AM »

I've got it mounted to the wall of my studio now, and it's great for little bits of emphemera & post cards, too.
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2007 12:26:16 PM »

I've got it mounted to the wall of my studio now, and it's great for little bits of emphemera & post cards, too.

Will you post a picture?  I can't quite imagine how you mounted it.
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2007 12:27:20 PM »

Sure, be right back. Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2007 12:35:19 PM »

I took my dremel w/ the cutting wheel and sawed off the two loops you can see in the earlier pics.

The display happened to fit perfectly between two uprights of the shelves I installed. I snugged it in, and used two nails to hold it in place.

I think you could also use cuphooks or something else to hang it with.



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« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2007 12:47:50 PM »

What a creative idea!  That's great!
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Very cool.  I used hooks to hang the one I got up in PixZ's room.
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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2007 07:41:10 PM »

It looks awesome.  You are a thrifting genius!
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