Repurpose Old Trophies

by Julie Nichols, June 16, 2015

Here is a simple DIY project using antique trophies found at a yard sale.  Over the weekend I went to one in my neighborhood.  As I wandered around I spotted a large box of old, rusty, broken trophies.  I chatted with the owner and he told me he was a champion race boat driver in the 1950's and won many trophies.  He was so sweet; after our chat, he insisted I take some home with me.  

When I got home I took them apart, threw away the rusty bolts and nuts. I used soap and water to clean the boats.

Here are the leftover pieces.  I have plans to repurpose these as well. My daughter donated her soccer trophy for future projects. 

After they were nice and clean I spray painted each boat a beachy color.

Now I have unique decorations for summer and a nice little story to tell about the man in the boat.

Repurposing old trophies is an inexpensive way to add personality to your decor.

Have you repurposed old trophies?   I would love to hear how you repurposed yours.....

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  1. hahaha I've never seen a boat trophy before. They look great!

  2. Love the bright and beachy colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!



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