Here's the dustpan as found...
And after a quick rub with Old English Dark furniture oil.
I screwed an eyelet hanger to the top...
Added a favorite photo of my sister...who didn't always dress as a ladybug... and a few alphabet magnets...
I think a rusty old dustpan like this one would work really well (if you like rust as much as I do). I see these at flea markets and garage sales quite often...there are probably a few I've forgotten about buried right out in our garage.
You could also use a new steel dustpan to add color...a quick search online brought up these.
This idea is one I saved from Junk Market Style...a quick dustpan project that would make a cute gift. It could also be hung near a kitchen desk to store mail, receipts, or take-out menus in a vintage-inspired kitchen...or next to the phone to hold a pen and notepad.
I don't want to stress you out too much so pretend I'm just whispering the word "Christmas"...but I could see this dustpan hung upside down in a corner of the kitchen to hold holiday cards...or invitations,,,or tags to grab when wrapping gifts.
And the best part? Playing with dustpans is a lot more fun than sweeping the floor with them!
I'm still not quite believing that I just wrote a whole post about dustpans...I guess a blogger's just gotta' do what she's gotta' do!
This dusty post is linked to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Terrific Under Ten Tuesday at At Home With K
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
Second Time Around Tuesday at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A 2 Z
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home