One of my favorite finds occurred at a little shop called Country At Heart. It was located on Magazine St., but sadly is now closed. I LOVED this store. The owner new me when I walked in and was so nice. She always had fabulous and affordable things, many of which were also unique. And this particular find was definitely unique, to the point where I cannot accurately state what it actually is. If anyone can help me, please do! This post definitely reveals that I'm a city girl. I believe this is some kind of grain container or seed distributer, but I'm not entirely sure. At any rate, it was definitely some kind of old architectural tool. When I purchased it, it was a rusted mess. I cleaned it up. Then I spray painted it one of my favorite shades of green. (Green is my favorite color.) After it dried, I sealed it with a coat of poly. I use it as a container for dried flowers or berries. It can easily be hung and contain any number of things. I love its vintage country cottage appeal.
(The part that is not spray painted is the label of the company that made it.)