Picked these up at an estate sale yesterday...

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...and I'm looking for some repurposing ideas...
picked these up at an estate sale yesterday, repurposing upcycling, Watering can nozzle brass hose nozzles and an assortment of spigot handles
Watering can nozzle, brass hose nozzles and an assortment of spigot handles
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  • Sia@South 47th Sia@South 47th on Jul 26, 2013
    Nice SCORE!
  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Jul 26, 2013
    How about using them in stepping stones like @Zee did? http://www.hometalk.com/1871556/my-providence-stepping-stones I was reminded of Zee's project when I saw your items. All except for the handles, of course.
  • Try making these great photo holders http://pinterest.com/pin/77968637268875920/
  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Jul 26, 2013
    They also make great dresser pulls on a vintage dresser. Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SWMichigan Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolioof chalk painted work)
  • Pam Perkins Zirbel Pam Perkins Zirbel on Jul 26, 2013
    These are awesome!!!! See if you can find thicker screws and then use them on a repainted dresser or something or kitchen cabinet pulls!!! Love them!! @Sabina
  • Nancy G Nancy G on Jul 26, 2013
    what about using them (as well as nuts, nails, pieces of chains, etc) to form a letter. Glue them onto a board (either painted or plain)
  • Fran Fran on Jul 27, 2013
    Towel / robe knobs in the bathroom or poolside
  • Nancy T Nancy T on Jul 27, 2013
    hat rack!!
  • Sandra T Sandra T on Jul 27, 2013
    I seen these posted before ,they used them on a wall shelf to hang garden items,clothes rack,or hats as mentioned above
  • Sandy Bowlin Sandy Bowlin on Jul 27, 2013
    Windchimes
  • Carmen Connell Carmen Connell on Jul 27, 2013
    You can use them as a base or top depending on design for some cool windchimes
  • Sandy S Sandy S on Jul 27, 2013
    Wind chime
  • Therese C Therese C on Jul 27, 2013
    Funny, novelty idea..or conversation piece, I would put them on a whole bunch of pipes mounted to the side of my house like they all work and I would be the only one that knows which one is real.LOL..just kidding, The first thing I thought of was wind chimes hanging above an old fashioned hand pump.
  • Kim Roe-Kester Kim Roe-Kester on Jul 27, 2013
    wind chimes!!
  • Terri Byrket Brown Terri Byrket Brown on Jul 27, 2013
    Mount the handles to the nozzles, then attach them to a board, hang on your wall. Coat hooks!
  • Dixie Benezue Stine Dixie Benezue Stine on Jul 27, 2013
    They look like flowers to me. :)
  • Gina Lozada Gina Lozada on Jul 27, 2013
    knobs for drawers or cabinets...spray with chrome or copper and attach.
  • Laurie Bowen Laurie Bowen on Jul 27, 2013
    my first vision was kitchen towel knobs
  • Gerry Barz Gerry Barz on Jul 27, 2013
    I agree with the first person except I would clean then up and paint them with either metallic colors or metal colors. you might even add either some wood or metal chimes to it
  • Linda Huggins Linda Huggins on Jul 27, 2013
    Cookie stamps
  • Amy Thiessen Amy Thiessen on Jul 27, 2013
    Make wind chimes out of them
  • Judy Raymond Judy Raymond on Jul 27, 2013
    Use the sprayer part for a bathtub and the little round ones for hot and cold water knobs . Maybe a towel holder and a robe hanger .
  • Michelle Hamill Michelle Hamill on Jul 27, 2013
    fabulous find! I'd probably make coat hooks out of them.....or flowers from the handles
  • Starlean Marsh Starlean Marsh on Jul 27, 2013
    Drawer or door handles
  • Judi Connolly Judi Connolly on Jul 27, 2013
    the round ones with the hole make awesome towel holders in a country bathroom, or kitchen we too have two of them
  • Charitta Charitta on Jul 27, 2013
    Those would be awesome for anything steampunk
  • Rose N. Rose N. on Jul 27, 2013
    Ever thought that you could use some of these to hold a lamp shade onto the lamp? Bright Colors maybe?
  • Glenda Brown Glenda Brown on Jul 27, 2013
    Attach to an old gray weathered board they make a beautiful wall hanging
  • Hope Urbanikmcgraw Hope Urbanikmcgraw on Jul 27, 2013
    I'd put them on long stems and paint them bright colors (as they look like flowers) and stick them in places of the garden where there is not much color
  • Donna Antrich Donna Antrich on Jul 27, 2013
    I'm with @Hope Urbanikmcgraw . I would make a sculpture of flowers.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jul 27, 2013
    Mount a large one on the wall next to the door~ attach another one with a string and use as a "Door Knocker"
  • Ruth E Ruth E on Jul 27, 2013
    I have seen water handles used as flowers in garden.Use nozzles as candle holders
  • Cra130547 Cra130547 on Jul 27, 2013
    I could see them as handles in a country kitchen painted with the water nozzles I would use them for a hat rack
  • Sheila Sheila on Jul 27, 2013
    The first thought was wind chime, but they are too heavy to make good sound. The flower sculpture sounds lovely. I am not sure that I read any use for the nozzles, so I will be watching for all your ideas.
  • V Valencia V Valencia on Jul 27, 2013
    Christmas ornaments...
  • Mary Hiniker Mary Hiniker on Jul 27, 2013
    The hose nozzles would make great fountain parts and the rest could be used with them to make a wonderful steam punk style fountain.
  • Janet Eller Janet Eller on Jul 27, 2013
    I would use them on birdhouses...the nozzles could be the perch and the rest for embellishment!
  • if somehow they could be use in the kitchen with hooks to hang cooking spoons or utensils, door knockers or to hang and use them for hanging ear rings, scarfs or necklaces.
  • Carole Carole on Jul 27, 2013
    The flower idea sounds great - they could be used as decorative stakes in pots or in flower beds - mounted on long spikes. You could also try making an industrial style collage with them, just arrange them in a pleasing composition and fix them to some mdf board - perhaps paint the mdf board first - depending on the paint used you could mount it indoors on a wall or outside on a wall or fence? You could also use the bits and pieces to add to home made stepping stones to create a path with a difference. I think there are a lot of posts on Hometalk that show how to make your own pavers/steppers? Decorative mobile? As someone else mentioned, maybe not good for a wind chime, but could make a funky mobile out of them? Whatever you choose to do with them, I hope you have fun!
  • Kbr204891 Kbr204891 on Jul 27, 2013
    shadow box with firemaen in background . Must be made for outdoors to hold upp. Put firey flowers around lke fire lillies to show what they are used for. Attach to anything thing you want. Fence, wall etc
  • Carole Carole on Jul 27, 2013
    Just another thought...... industrial type chandelier?? Some sort of lighting fixture for the deck or garden? I should think the wheel shapes would through some good light/shadows? Might be able to attach them to an inverted wire hanging basket as a base for a light/chandelier type idea and add solar lights strung through or a bulb and fittings to connect to the electrics?
  • Patty Gaddis Church Patty Gaddis Church on Jul 27, 2013
    I would make a wind chime
  • Linda Baer-Marks Linda Baer-Marks on Jul 27, 2013
    Someone on Hometalk which I think I pinned, made beautiful flowers with the handles to put in the garden as a display.
  • Sandra Kennamer Sandra Kennamer on Jul 27, 2013
    I have used them for drawer pulls, door knobs, towel hangers and I have also used them as coat hanger on an old window I repurposed. endless!!
  • Sondra A Sondra A on Jul 27, 2013
    Make an interesting sculpture. Put the round faucet handles in a shadow box. Use them for clothes hooks.