I received an interesting voicemail the other day. It was from my brother-in-law, Terry, who was in a shop and saw how the proprietor had cleverly used an old rake head as a wine glass holder ~ how smart! Over the years, I've incorporated old rake heads into many different design scenarios ~ jewelry holders, art, etc. (I'll share more uses in future posts). But honestly ~ I've never thought of them as a wine holder ~ sheer genius!
I've accumulated a collection of these rusted wonders over time. They had been discarded and long forgotten by their owners ~ I'm sure since the rake heads had broken off of their handles and they were no longer useful tools. When I happened across them, I scooped them up ~ with permission of course ~ knowing their future was bright. They've lived all over my home ~ inside and out. Such a humble, utilitarian object yet so much potential.
I had to try this idea out for myself ~ here's what the rake looks like without its handle.
I attached it to the wall using two wood screws ~ making sure to hit studs for added security. If you are unable to hit studs, I would use anchors so the holder is safely secured to the wall.
To me, it far surpasses any wine holder I've seen in retail markets ~ and I think it gets an A+ for ingenuity and creativity.
The exquisite crystal etched monogram wine stopper was a gift from a dear friend of ours ~ Sydney. It's quite lovely!
I have a quirky affection for the unexpected, unusual and not so perfect. Kudos to my brother-in-law for spotting this creative idea. Maybe you have a clever idea for a rusty old rake head. I'd love to hear about it.
P.S. Thanks for the Cab Kym!