Sometimes we don’t see the decor opportunities that are right in front of us, staring us in the face every single day. That’s how it was with this repurposed lids project, which I could have done years ago… but it never occurred to me until now.
I’ve been collecting vintage and antique pot lids for a long time now. Why? I don’t really know. 🙂
Just waiting for a some day project I think. Isn’t everything? lol. Well, not quite but almost.
Well some day has finally arrived for a few of my faves. Yay!
I have about 16 vintage and antique pot lids in various finishes, shapes, and sizes.
Some are silver plate, some are aluminum. and some are enamel.
Because I’m very picky about what lids I’ll bring home it’s just a small collection, but I love it.
Little Miss Pixie volunteered to be my assistant. She’s a real cutie patootie.
For this repurposed lids project all you need is a few cool vintage pot lids to fit the width of your window. Lids that are sort of flat work the best.
Pixie and I are using 3 antique pot lids that I found on the Cooperstown road trip that John and I took last fall, and 2 enamel lids that I thrifted locally.
This is the third and last kitchen window to get the repurposed treatment.
Assuming your pot lids will be as light as the ones we’re using you don’t have to drill holes in them to hang.
All you need is some jute twine, gorilla tape, and scissors.
You could also use those adhesive strips that you can buy for picture hanging, but I’m too
cheap thrifty for that. 🙂
Tying a knot in the jute twine about half way down stops the twine from pulling through the gorilla tape so the lids don’t fall.
Place the twine so it’ll be just below the top of the lid when it’s hanging. This is so you can’t see the twine or the nail it’s hanging on.
The antique aluminum lids are as I found them. They have a lovely patina that I didn’t want to mess with.
To hang all you need are 1″ finishing nails.
This repurposed lids window valance was so quick and easy to do.
I didn’t time myself, but it probably took me 20 minutes tops.
If you don’t have vintage pot lids, but like their round look there are other things you could use. I think those vintage bamboo picnic plates that I see all time would be cool.
But wait! Something’s missing!
That faux stained glass fixture is gone. Yay! It was dark and dated, and it didn’t let enough light into the room. It will definitely be repurposed in some way some day.
So next up is the repurposed light fixture that replaced it. I’ll be sharing that later this week so stay tuned.
UPDATE: Here’s my pot lid valance with the my repurposed graters light.
It really gives a lot more light and it’s fun and funky.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!