Earlier this week, I showed you my farmhouse metal art that came from repurposing a couple of quirky thrift store finds. At that time, I promised I would show you what I did with the other antique table leg I had left of a set. Here is my stash for today that I’m going to turn into an Easter cross (since the glorious holiday is fast-approaching), and because it’s Power Tool Challenge time! Woot! Check out the end of the post for my blogger friend’s projects too.
Most might see a pile of trash, but this would-be junk is perfect for my vision. In this “mess” is a vintage cake pan, a piece of pallet wood, and crib rail spindles. Same as in my last project, I use my drill to take that antique table leg hole all the way through.
My plan is to stick that antique table leg in the center of the cake pan, so I whittled a bit off of the one end with my utility knife to make it fit. Next, I use a hacksaw to cut a couple of the crib rail spindles to length. Sometimes you don’ t need power tools, right?
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Those spindles become the cross pieces and then I use that piece of pallet wood to add text. In order to attach the sign to the cross, I used on of my rusted square head nails. Want to rust your own? Just head HERE to get the tutorial.
After adding a slip of a vintage lace tablecloth (I always grab those when thrifting), I totally thought the cake pan base looked perfect as a planter. Some of my girls and I filled it with succulents. I have the best helpers in the world!
My funky, repurposed Easter cross is ready to celebrate the glory of my Savior’s reign.
For me, this creation is not only a symbol of God’s love for us and His victory over the grave, but the succulents are symbolic of how His love is fresh and new every morning.
At one point, I felt like how this Easter cross used used to be – feeling worn and needing new purpose.
I am eternally thankful that I have a heavenly Father that sees fit to never quit on me and throw me out in the trash.
Next time you see some “junk” I hope you are inspired to get creative and make something new. If you would love to have this as you own, you can find it and more in my shop.
I hope you have a blessed Easter season and would love it if you would pin and share to inspire others! ♥
Stay tuned for next week, as I plan to update you on our kitchen remodel and share more of my DIY projects.
Chevron Wood Easter Egg by Kim Six Fix
Fruit and Vegetable Bin by by Designs By Studio C
Wooden Swing Shelf by Domestically Speaking
Wooden Easter Eggs by Create And Babble
Planter Box Centerpiece by Refresh Restyle
Upcycled Drawer Front Planter by Confessions of A Seral DIY’er
Rustic 3 Panel Wall Decor by Designed Decor
Key West DIY Wood Planter Box by H2OBungalow
Baseball Bookends by Virginia Seweet Pea
Chair Back Bird Feeder by Interior Frugalista
Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand by My Repurposed Life
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