I seem to have a “thing” for natural textures and wood tones – especially when they are old and aged. If you go antique shopping as much as I do, I’m sure you have seen these antique grain scoopers. Some are real, and I’m sure a TON are replicas. Either way, I LOVE them. When I bought mine a few years ago, I didn’t know exactly what I was going to use it for. It eventually ended up on my wall as a mail caddy.

Since I thought I might use it again someday for another purpose, I didn’t want to puncture the wood with any sort of wall hanging device. Instead, I simply wrapped some jute string around the front handle and used that as my “hanging wire”. Now if I ever want to use it for another purpose, the wood is still fresh and unharmed!

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I love how it matches the wood tone in the rest of our office. What do you think of my little transformation??

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!

14 Comments

  1. Love it Amy!! I wish I could find something so pretty as a mail caddy- going to share this idea on my FB page today:) Hope you are having a great week!!
    Krista

  2. Cute idea. Looks great where you have chosen to hang it. Grain scoops are fun to decorate with. So many things you can do with them. I have seen them used as pillar candle holders.

  3. I see these at flea markets, but never thought of this. Great Idea! Hope you can check out my blog at bohemianjunktion.com

  4. I love this idea, it looks gorgeous with your chair and chevron blanket. Love style blending!!

    xo, Tanya

  5. Love this Amy! Rustic and gorgeous and repurposed! All wins in my book.
    Oh, and I have to say, I lost you after your move (even though you gave us ample notice, not your fault… mine! 🙂 but I came here through a linky party, and now I’m following you through bloglovin! I’m happy to be back!!

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  9. Love it. Just love it! Rustic and such a creative idea. Thanks for linking it up on Kammy’s Korner – you’re featured at tonight’s Trash 2 Treasure party. 🙂

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