Asked on Jul 11, 2017

How can I repurpose this Rooster Trivet?

Sheri K GwatneyGale O'NealFiddledd224
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Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do with this piece? I got it at a garage sale and thought it was a nice piece.
32 answers
  • Ellis
    Ellis
    on Jul 11, 2017

    You could visit a tile store or a salvage yard and see if there are pretty folk-design tiles that would fit. One tile wouldn't be very expensive.
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jul 11, 2017

    It would make a really cute picture frame!
  • Catherine
    Catherine
    on Jul 11, 2017

    Put a tile in it with your or another house door number?
  • Caroline O'Hare
    Caroline O'Hare
    on Jul 11, 2017

    I thought of it being a sign for the front of house with number on or a phrase like " there ain't nobody here but us chickens" or "welcome to the roost." You vould hang it against a wall or somehow attach a post to it for in a plant pot.
  • Martha Jay
    Martha Jay
    on Jul 11, 2017

    Looks like with a lovely tile in the center, it would be a dandy trivet
  • Sld18500395
    Sld18500395
    on Jul 11, 2017

    It could be used to hang up with your own special trinkets,chimes for decoration outdoors. The holes at each corner winked at me.

  • Tova Pearl
    Tova Pearl
    on Jul 11, 2017

    You could paint or print a nice message on wood, cut to fit the square, and then use the piece as mantle decor...kinda like a frame.
  • Rup3912091
    Rup3912091
    on Jul 11, 2017

    Other than the options suggested above, you can use it putting around a switch board. I too have done the same way!
    Or can hang a small planter in center of the frame!
  • Gurpreet ( GARRY)
    Gurpreet ( GARRY)
    on Jul 11, 2017

    Affix a small wooden piece which fits in, use it for hanging keys.
  • CecileH
    CecileH
    on Jul 11, 2017

    It looks as though it only has corner posts so you could get a pretty linen tea towel and hang it beside the sink in the kitchen with a tea towel draped through the middle hanging on the bottom cross piece.
  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Jul 11, 2017

    These people were readin' my mind.....I thought ALMOST down the same road. Great ideas DIYers!!
  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Jul 11, 2017

    How about this one? Set it in the middle of your kitchen table and inside it, set your salt, pepper and toothpicks?? Maybe turn it in to a lazy susan?? It surely wasn't a waste of money, it has a home for something!!
  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Jul 11, 2017

    How about over a double light switch in the kitchen ????????
  • Sal13090685
    Sal13090685
    on Jul 11, 2017

    my first thought was to cut a piece of wood or old picture frame backing and paint the board with chalk board paint, this way you can change the saying or quote when your mood changes.
  • Rud25533087
    Rud25533087
    on Jul 11, 2017

    You could make stained glass design and hang or place in garden area.
    There are lots of ideas online and library.
  • Chrissy Wells
    Chrissy Wells
    on Jul 11, 2017

    I would make it into a wind chime and hang it on a small shepards hook in my flower bed, or make a small weather vane out of it and mount it on a fence post or on a small shed.
  • Mid27102659
    Mid27102659
    on Jul 11, 2017

    It REALLY looks like a MIRROR that you would place just before you walk out the door.....to see if makeup, lipstick is ok.....
  • Vex11317150
    Vex11317150
    on Jul 11, 2017

    You could add some chicken wire fence to the back if it and make it into a cute note holder with a clothespin to hold the note in place.
  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Jul 11, 2017

    Patina it!!!!
  • Bonnie Moore
    Bonnie Moore
    on Jul 11, 2017

    I think it would make a terrific clock. Buy one to fit, even if it is round. Cute to put into a guest bedroom.
  • Renee Bartyzel-Stern
    Renee Bartyzel-Stern
    on Jul 12, 2017

    It would make a great kitchen clock! You can get the mechanism at any craft store. Mount it on a piece of painted/decorated wood and frame it out with your rooster trivet. So cute!
  • Patricia Jay
    Patricia Jay
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Embroider your initial or quilt a small pattern, hank on door as a door knocker.
  • Pat
    Pat
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Picture frame?
  • Dolores Dee Hughes
    Dolores Dee Hughes
    on Jul 12, 2017

    I love it! But you didn't put the size of the square in your question.
    I read all of the comments that is on here so far & I too had many of them thoughts. I also clicked on the eBay link that Attaway put in their comment.
    I don't know your personality, taste or what your home or yard looks like. So I am going to add to some of the other comments & add a few more of my ideas.
    You could make it look like the eBay one; Add a tile of your color & texture & add almost any thing you like (even a picture out of a magazine & laminate it on the tile; Use it as a coaster; Drill small holes: one in the center of the square & three to five at the bottom of the square & add something that you think would look good in the center & either the metal poles (like on the bottom of most wind-chimes) or more of what you put in the middle & a glass or metal ball in the center to make the others chime & best if you use fishing string to hang them. Best if all is a metal except the ball, either glass, metal or even wooden.
    My other ideas: Get a piece of glass to fit into the square & turn it into a picture frame & use a piece of cardboard to hold the picture in. Even if it is a person or a picture you really love.
    You could put a tile in it that goes good with the rooster & your kitchen & use it as a hot plate to save your counters & as a decoration in your kitchen when not using.
    After writing all of this I forgotten my other thoughts, but if you still haven't decided what to do with it, I will share the rest of my ideas when I remember them.
    I hope that this has helped.
    Please let us know what you decided on & please share a picture of it after you are done.

  • Melissa Travis Thompson
    Melissa Travis Thompson
    on Jul 12, 2017

    you can make a photo frame, door stopper, put a backing on it and paint it with chalkboard paint and make a message board, endless possibilities.
  • Louise Adkins
    Louise Adkins
    on Jul 12, 2017

    My idea is easiest...if you don't like the color...spray paint it...it can hold a pot/pan as a hot plate on a table or just hang it with other items on a gallery wall as is.
    Good Luck.
  • JJ
    JJ
    on Jul 12, 2017

    You could put it over a peephole on the inside of your front door just to highlight the people or you could put a tile in it and make it into a trivet again.
  • Pmc21272168
    Pmc21272168
    on Jul 12, 2017

    I have had an identical blue rooster trivet for many, many years. See the photo.
  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Paint a tile with chalkboard paint, put it in the plaque and use it as a menu board for meals.
  • Gale O'Neal
    Gale O'Neal
    on Jul 18, 2017

    Put a piece of wood cut to size, paint the wood with chalk board paint and write "Welcome Home" or Mana's Kitchen, etc. on it. Hang it in the kitchen.
  • Sheri K Gwatney
    Sheri K Gwatney
    on Jul 23, 2017

    Use stuffing and burlap for the middle and use as a small memo board and bend an old key or add a hook up front for hanging. You can also repaint it. :-)
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