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Monday, October 8, 2018

How to Repurpose a Vintage Meat Grinder


H has a collection of about a dozen vintage meat grinders that he has accumulated over the years.      When I saw some for sale at Hobby Lobby recently I asked H if I could "borrow a few" to use in my Farmhouse style decorating.     Of course he said yes.....what a sweetheart!


Now for some details about how I repurposed the meat grinders.

I attached a wood slice to one of them.......made a napkin holder out of the second one......


And I made a pumpkin holder out of the third one.


I put my meat grinders on the family room dining table and began to create a fall tablescape using them as the centerpiece.......


I turned the largest meat grinder upside down and sat it on a wood slice......


To make a shelf for my meat grinder,    I put a small wood slice in the vise part of it and screwed it down until I felt it was sturdy......


I decorated my wood slice shelf with an assortment of fabric pumpkins that I made......


I put a cute salt and pepper sheep couple,   little pumpkin,  and antlers on the big wood slice.


I used the medium size meat grinder to hold napkins......


I was able to tighten the screw on the handle to make it stand upright making a pocket between it and the grinder to hold the napkins.......


I sat my medium meat grinder on a small plate that matches the salad plates in the place settings........


See how my paper napkins are just wedged in between the handle and the grinder.......


I thought about putting a piece of wood in the vise on the smallest meat grinder,   but I didn't want it to look just like the large one.......


I decided to use the vise bottom like a shelf and placed two teeny pumpkins on it......


I turned the screw on the vise until the pumpkins weren't squashed but just lightly held in place.........


I sat my little meat grinder on a matching plate and added an antler.
 

The way I designed the largest meat grinder,    it resembles a tiered stand.......


Here is a close up of the place settings I used.......


I hope you got some inspiration on how to use your meat grinders in a different way by turning them upside down.   


Til Next Time.......







10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Penny, this is just the most clever idea! How adorable. Jane

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  2. Good morning,
    Thanks for your great ideas again. I have several meat grinders I won't part with so now I can display them. You have such a great imagination. Thanks for sharing.
    Leona

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  3. What great ideas:-))) Simply amazing:-))

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  4. Clever idea, Penny. My mom had a meat grinder that was well used. I need to ask around to see who has it. Happy Fall!

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  5. This is a great idea, Penny! Just pinned. Saw you over at Funky Junk (and well, all the other link parties that we do;) Great repurpose; now I know what to do with that thing when we're not making Swedish sausage for Christmas!

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  6. So clever. We had a meat grinder somewhere but we probably gave it away because I didn't know what to do with it. I love the silver metal on yours.

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  7. Penny,
    I find myself once again playing catch up as I was busy this week because I was once again a hostess for the Harvest Tea.... I really love how you repurposed these meat grinders!! I especially like how you repurposed the one using the wood slice as a shelf!! Really cute!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. I' m speechless. You never stop to amaze me
    Hugs

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  9. Thanks for sharing your clever repurpose at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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  10. Oh my goodness Penny, only you can take meat grinders and turn them into something so beautiful and functional. I love what you did. So very creative.

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