Remember this primitive baking pan set from my Thrifted Finds Challenge #1 post last Friday?
The things I loved most about these pans was that they had removable bottoms and hangers, making them perfect for shadow boxes.
As awesome as I thought that was, it also posed a challenge when deciding how to repurpose them.
I had several ideas, which either involved drilling holes and/or using glue, but for some reason I just couldn’t bring myself to alter these pans in any way. I just loved them too much!
So I thought… why not shadow boxes?
And I had the perfect spot in mind… a rather narrow wall space between the kitchen door to the outside porch on the right, and the door that goes down to the basement
Right now there’s a hand made (not by me) thrifted needlepoint. I’m a huge fan of the craft, but haven’t done it myself in years.
I used the picture hanger that was already there for the middle pan, and because these pans are very light I just nailed in a few finishing nails for the other two.
I decided to display a collection of vintage Christmas pixie ornaments, along with some decorative balls.
This pixie is making a giant snowball… or maybe it’s the bottom of a snow pixie.
I think the middle guy below had too much spiked egg nog. Ha!
Isn’t this little sleeping baby pixie adorable. She looks so peaceful.
I’m really looking forward to using these shadow boxes all year round… changing them up for different seasons and holidays.
Because we share our house with feline friends everything I display has to be out of paw’s reach… or it becomes a toy.
And just like our little Miss Pixie, who we rescued from the frigid cold during the winter of 2012, these pixies are safe and sound… and so are the baking pans, which are still in the condition I found them in.
I’ll show you what I did with the baking pan bottoms in another post very soon.
Thanks so much for reading!