Tuesday, March 4

A Tribute to "Old Rusty" and Linky Party #166

Hi! For those of you who are newer to my blog, Old Rusty is the metal fireplace we inherited when we purchased our home. I named it Old Rusty, AKA O.R.,  because it's old and well..... rusty.
We used to use it as a fireplace when we first lived here, just for the novelty of owning our first fireplace. But eventually we became disenchanted with buying wood and cleaning up ashes. 

And because we live in Southern California, we don't even turn on our heater for crying out loud, let alone need to light a fireplace.
But I loved it anyway, so basically, O.R. has served as just a decorative piece and I've had lot's of fun with it over the years.

Every holiday and/or season was a new opportunity to dress Old Rusty up.
Recently, I've decided to move O.R. to the garage and replace it with the TV. Because for a piece that is decorative and not at all functional, it takes up a lot of room.

Our TV sits next to O.R. and I don't care for the look of two focal points side by side like that. And for various reasons, we need the TV to stay in that general area.

 I've been debating it for awhile, because the true challenge is the raised area in the corner which O.R. sits on.  It makes it difficult to put just any kind of furniture there. 
The perfect and natural solution was to just slide the TV over.
That's why I pulled the dish cabinet out of the garage, which I featured last week. Kind of a decorating dominoes affect.  
So bye-bye old friend, enjoy your new home in the garage, sniff.

As you can see, moving O.R. out frees up a lot of room,
I'll share how everything looks next week!


DIY Rustic Industrial Desk - UpcycledTreasures.com
Rustic Industrial Desk by Upcycled Treasures

Planked Walls by Thrifty Southern Pilgrim

French Chair Makeover by Lost And Found

Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
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  1. Mary, I love OR - we used to live in the Midwest and in the mid 70's we purchased one of these almost exactly like this one to use in the winter to help us keep our heating bills down. This definitely brings back old memories of sitting around this, cutting our own wood and those acrid smelling ashes. Thank you for sharing.... and hosting... have a wonderful weekend.... Cathy

  2. We have one of those at our cabin, but it works!
    RIP Old Rusty!

  3. Mary...I think we're going to miss Old Rusty! ;)
    Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start!

  4. I guess old rusty is gotta go, ha! You will miss it. Thank you so much for hosting.
    Have a lovely week.

  5. I enjoyed my recycled scallion discovery so much that I just had to share it again... even though it was my Sunday post... Hope you don't mind! :-)
    Blessed be,

  6. Seems like OR has served his time, lol. Looking forward to your new look, Mary! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week.

  7. Yay, thank you so much for featuring my rustic industrial desk! Have a great week!

  8. Thanks for hosting the party, Mary! Farewell, Old Rusty. :)

  9. LOL Old Rusty! He sure was well-dressed while he was around. :D

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

  10. Thanks for bringing your creativity to Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper