Picked these up at an estate sale yesterday...

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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/diy/outdoor/garden/my-providence-stepping-stones-1871556 I was reminded of Zee's project when I saw your items. All except for the handles, of course.

  • 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.

  • Debra Peters Debra Peters on Jul 27, 2013
    New washers in the nozzles and use them for their original purpose - those things never die!!

  • Katy B Katy B on Jul 27, 2013
    Rain chain?

  • Joy Cameron Joy Cameron on Jul 27, 2013
    IT WOULD BE SORT OF HEAVY BUT CHIMES COMES TO MY MIND, CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SOUND IT WOULD MAKE IN THE MID OF THE NIGHT!

  • Mary S Mary S on Jul 27, 2013
    I would take a piece of old hose and put something strong inside it to keep the hose in a circular shape and then use the pieces to hang down off of it like a chime.

  • Iris Collier Iris Collier on Jul 27, 2013
    I don't have any ideas, but I am impressed with how creative all you guys are.....joy !

  • Gabriela Oribio Gabriela Oribio on Jul 27, 2013
    These would look good as a Windchime!

  • Liz Hough Liz Hough on Jul 27, 2013
    I think the knobs would make awesome shower curtain hooks.

  • LuAnn Braley LuAnn Braley on Jul 27, 2013
    For the nozzles, the thought that came to mind was candleholders.

  • Colleen Colleen on Jul 27, 2013
    @Debra Peters : Debra is right about replacing washers in the nozzles, they never die. As for the knobs, I would make a coat rack . Use a couple of nuts as spacers and long screws to attach to a board then hang on wall.

  • Cathy B Cathy B on Jul 27, 2013
    I would find a way to put hooks on them and mount them to a board and put it in the mud room or someplace that you need to hang things.

  • Debbie Gates Debbie Gates on Jul 27, 2013
    I think I would put each of them in a shadow box and display them all together or put them all in one shadow box in an interesting arrangement and hang it/them in a bathroom, laundry room, kitchen or sunroom.....anyplace that has a faucet. I wouldn't paint them, just leave them as they are and maybe use a background with an appropriate design to highlight the pieces.

  • Fiona Loper Fiona Loper on Jul 27, 2013
    door knobs for the kitchen or laundry room, or use them as hangers on a coat hanger rack in the entry way

  • Penny Doyle Penny Doyle on Jul 27, 2013
    I would mount them inside a shawdow box frame and hang it in a country theme kitchen... I have a a very old house and think the art work would be quite delightful....

  • Mark W Mark W on Jul 27, 2013
    Those items would make for a unique mobile to hang over the back patio.

  • Sku204973 Sku204973 on Jul 28, 2013
    you can use them for making cookies....new shapes of cookies :)

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jul 28, 2013
    drawer and cabinet door pulls

  • John P John P on Jul 28, 2013
    Paint them and attach a length of copper pipe to the center of each and arrange into a type of steam-punk pot of flowers.

  • Louise Biernesser Louise Biernesser on Jul 28, 2013
    I've seen them used on a potting bench to hold gardening tools - they (the spigots) were just attached to a screw. The actual spigot was the hook & they looked adorable! I also love Cathy's ideas.

  • Sandra T Sandra T on Jul 28, 2013
    wind chime?

  • 169756 169756 on Jul 28, 2013
    I'd put them on an old weathered board and use as artwork on the wall.

  • Mary McNamara Mary McNamara on Jul 28, 2013
    I would use them on a pc. old wood to hang coats or in laundry room to hang up stuff

  • Car205026 Car205026 on Jul 28, 2013
    I would make them into a windchime...

  • Kelli Stone Kelli Stone on Jul 28, 2013
    I think the faucet knobs would make great door/drawer knobs. I would love them in my kitchen. The water nozzles really would make great towel holders or, mounted to a rustic piece of wood, they could work as napkin holder.

  • Janice Jackson Janice Jackson on Jul 28, 2013
    I would turn them into wind chimes with a thin chain with thin twine woven throughout to lesson the metal sound. The hose endings hanging in the middle. Fix it to the bottom of a sturdy hanging plant for added interest. Take it down when a storms a brewing though....Or turn it into a cool waterfall with the hose endings used as fountain heads. Incorporate rocks and such with the other items.

  • Tania Pelletier Tania Pelletier on Jul 28, 2013
    I was thinking flowers too, I've seen some cute one's too! Here is a link to some on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/119134352614324078/

  • Shizzle Design Shizzle Design on Jul 28, 2013
    I would be dancing in the streets to have this collection! Heading down to The World's Longest Yard Sale for the first time this week and I'm going to keep my eye out for these. I have the perfect spot for a rain chain.

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier KathrynElizabeth Etier on Jul 28, 2013
    I am sooooo jealous. I would display them as they are, either as @Kathleen suggested, or hung in a group on the outside of the house. I've only got one red one, and been on the lookout for more for ages.

  • Karen Brenay Karen Brenay on Jul 28, 2013
    Ovals into belt buckles, hose nozzles into a coat rack, into trivits for hot posts

  • Tammy McLain Tammy McLain on Jul 28, 2013
    I would have to make molds out of them to make cool jewelry pieces...

  • Squ205087 Squ205087 on Jul 28, 2013
    Your could use the spray nozzles in a DIY fountain; use the spigot on/off as "flowers" in the garden. Spray paint them, get some heavy duty stakes, and screw them onto the stake.

  • Brenda De Lair Brenda De Lair on Jul 28, 2013
    I saw a piece of garden art where the pieces were spray painted various colours and mounted on the side of a wall. They were arranged to look like a bouguete of flowers. It looked rustic but lovely.

  • DeEtte Bruce DeEtte Bruce on Jul 28, 2013
    They are so neat several good ideas have already been given . How about running ribbon for a steam punk style drape pull.My house is very eclectic I would probably mount them on a board with the spray nozzles as hooks.

  • Lisa A Lisa A on Jul 28, 2013
    i would make them into a wind chime

  • Wendy Wendy on Jul 28, 2013
    I think the spigot handles would make some beautiful necklaces...and the spray nozzles would make great coat hooks....love them all!!! Anxious to see YOUR ideas!!!!!

  • Theresa Stewart Theresa Stewart on Jul 28, 2013
    Make outdoor garden flower decorations :-)

  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 28, 2013
    I put mine on a long shutter that I hung other back room. (To hang knic knacks on) s looks very pretty and slightly vintage country.

  • Lisa Midgett-Brown Lisa Midgett-Brown on Jul 28, 2013
    I love the wind chime idea as well, but you can also attach them to each other and use it as a base for a flower pot in the garden.

  • Lisa Midgett-Brown Lisa Midgett-Brown on Jul 28, 2013
    the trivites idea is a very good idea as well! so many options!

  • Jana Palmer Jana Palmer on Jul 28, 2013
    Make them kitchen cabnit pulls.

  • Leona Schultz Leona Schultz on Jul 28, 2013
    cookie press, door handles, coat hangers.

  • Sha Sha on Jul 28, 2013
    Mixed media cabinet: refinish old found cabinet add pieces as drawer pulls, nozzles as hanger/hooks, watering can sprinkle head as center of a large burlap/canvas sunflower attached to front.

  • Jan Niekamp Jan Niekamp on Jul 28, 2013
    Make eyes with them on a board and paint a face or use the rest for a face.

  • Kim C Kim C on Jul 28, 2013
    I suggest using them on the face of a large outdoor/indoor CLOCK!

  • Pat Pat on Jul 28, 2013
    My first thought was a wind chime type idea, then I was thinking using the spigots as moulds for clay or possibly stamping - there have been so many wonderful ideas mentioned! I hope you let us see what you decide - great find!!

  • Tracey T Tracey T on Jul 28, 2013
    Great find!

  • Alice Harley-Wosnig Alice Harley-Wosnig on Jul 28, 2013
    I like the door hardware for a bathroom or kitchen to open cabinets or use as drawer pulls. Paint in colors to accent the room.

  • Angela Bello Angela Bello on Jul 28, 2013
    Drawer pulls or use them as a focal component in jewelry!

  • Countrique Countrique on Jul 28, 2013
    I would use them as drawer pulls or mounted in a hall or mud room to hang coats etc on.

  • Countrique Countrique on Jul 28, 2013
    I would use them as drawer pulls or mounted in a hall or mud room to hang coats etc on.

  • Candi H. Candi H. on Jul 28, 2013
    Attach the handles to heavy wire and position in your garden or flower pots. The nozzles can be screwed into birdhouses as perches. That's all I've got.

  • Kathy C Kathy C on Jul 28, 2013
    I saw on Pinterest where someone had replaced their kitchen cabinet handles with these. It was a cottage kitchen and it was lovely! Lucky you for finding them!

  • Val K Val K on Jul 29, 2013
    Awesome, can't wait to see what you do with them.

  • Pam205935 Pam205935 on Jul 29, 2013
    A cool mobile for the garden or family room!

  • Kathy R Kathy R on Aug 21, 2013
    I have a screened in sun room. I too have some of these handles. I made curtain rods from PVC pipe and put a u joint on either end and put the handles on one end and an old nozzle on the other. I then hung mosquitto netting on the pipe. It is adorable because the sun room is full of plants, wicker furniture and a collection of watering cans. I also have a very old ladder I turned into a shelving unit. Bought fence posts and had them cut and layed lengthwise across the rungs. It is adorable. White washed the whole thing then scuffed it up.

    • Lisa Midgett-Brown Lisa Midgett-Brown on Aug 21, 2013
      @Kathy R do you have pics of what your sunroom looks like? Love to see how it turned out. Thanks, Lisa

  • Patty Patty on Aug 21, 2013
    An obvious one is to use them as the center on one of those pretty glass plate flowers for the garden. Or just spray paint them a bright color and attach them to a stick of some sort and display them alone in a smaller spot and they can mimmick flowers. They would make a cute bouquet made up that way.

  • Therese C Therese C on Aug 21, 2013
    I would mount all of them together on the outside of my house by the real water spigot just to confuse the devil out of people...but seriously, these would look very cool as coat hooks or mounted in a circle to wind your garden hose up on.

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    • Lisa Midgett-Brown Lisa Midgett-Brown on Aug 23, 2013
      Thanks and have a good weekend!

  • Mary McNamara Mary McNamara on Aug 22, 2013
    First thought was in a shadow box on patio or garden door

  • Lisa Midgett-Brown Lisa Midgett-Brown on Aug 23, 2013
    Thanks and have a good weekend!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 18, 2022

    Display in a nice frame the ornate ones. Make wind chime from others

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2022

    awesome embellishments that you can combine with wooden beads

    or check this http://pinterest.com/pin/97390410663055128/