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The Multi-talented Colander

 Since I lived in Italy for so many years, I have a thing for colanders (strainers? what’s the difference?) We ate pasta literally every single day and when ever the pasta was boiling, and ready to be taken off the stove, it seemed the the colander would magically disappear. Needless to say, eating that much pasta I acquired quite a few colanders and so I thought I’d do a little inspiration board on what to do with some of the old ones. Love the pendant lamp idea. I feel like in a very mod/pop kinda kitchen it would look adorable. That cactus/strainer in the bottom left image is at my house. And since I know someone will ask….I just take it outside when I need to water it. Also, how cute is the hanging planter idea? I love how they used a hanger as the hook.
Happy upcycling, folks!

Hanging Planter
Candle Holder
Wind Chimes
Green Pendant Lamp
Yellow Pendant Lamp
Clock

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Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

13 responses to “The Multi-talented Colander”

  1. Colanders as pendants? Great. Brightly coloured colanders as pendants? AMAZING!

  2. claire says:

    Love love LOVE these ideas. Especially as a planter. Genius! x

  3. LOVE the green colander light, such fun!

  4. @Will- i knoe you’d like that green one!
    @Claire – right!!? so cool how plants can grow in almost anything!
    @Lana – Isn’t it fun!? The green is my favorite too!

  5. christina says:

    awesome DIY. i see cool, old ones all the time at thrift stores!

  6. wow. so many fun ideas. this inspires me to create!! i love that yellow lamp..!

  7. […] ¡Con creatividad podemos hacer muchas cosas! Los elementos simples que tenemos en la casa pueden ser fuente de inspiración como en el caso de los coladores para tallarines. Ahora si ustedes son de familia italiana y comen muchos tallarines tendrán varios y estarán listos para hacer estos ejemplos. Los coladores son tan decorativos que si no tenemos suficientes podemos comprar otros y desarrollar estas buenas ideas que recopiló Justina Blakeney. […]

  8. […] ¡Con creatividad podemos hacer muchas cosas! Los elementos simples que tenemos en la casa pueden ser fuente de inspiración como en el caso de los coladores para tallarines. Ahora si ustedes son de familia italiana y comen muchos tallarines tendrán varios y estarán listos para hacer estos ejemplos. Los coladores son tan decorativos que si no tenemos suficientes podemos comprar otros y desarrollar estas buenas ideas que recopiló Justina Blakeney. […]

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  10. […] Some super lovely, and useful repurposing ideas here from Justina Blakeney. […]

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