Flea Market Décor

Dual-purpose Upcycling

There’s more than one way to make a wall hook.

- BY KRISTIN DOWDING PHOTOGRAPH­Y BY SUSANNE LEASURE

BEFORE YOU GET RID OF ANY OLD TREASURES, ASK YOURSELF IF YOU CAN TURN IT INTO A NEW STORAGE OPTION.

Wall hooks are no longer limited to wood boards and prongs, as people are upcycling all kinds of vintage finds and turning them into something new and functional.

Susanne Leasure of the Etsy shop True North Home sells such items, like this vintage-inspired faucet wall hook rack. “I particular­ly enjoy creating a functional piece that has a decorative, rustic look, but will be sturdy and useful. Years of living in small spaces made me appreciate the dual purpose,” she says. “Our granny had those style faucets, so it really took my sister and I back to happy childhood times watering her amazing garden.”

Bend a wrench to make a hook or use an old cutting board as a hook base. Whatever your treasure, try to give it new life before you give it a new home.

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