Rusty, Crusty, Dirty, Creaky Springs

I am just loving rusty springs.

So much so, that I ordered some from Angela at Knick Of Time and now I need to figure out exactly what I should do with them. Check out all of this goodness. Click on the photo to go to the source.

Simple and Rustic Vase

Industrial Lighting

Flower Pot Holder


Cloche Terrarium

Recipe Holder

Hanging Candle Holders

A Cute Little Christmas Tree

or A Cute 6 ft Christmas Tree

Vase & Candle Holder Combo

Memo or Photo Holder

Spring Shelf

Spring "Chicken" Decoration

Desk Organizer

Rusty Garland

Wine Bottle Holder

Photo Display Board

Fall Decorations

"Flower" Wreath

Recycled Wall Decor

Now, I am thinking I should have just ordered more right off the bat!


  1. Awesome ideas…so just what are you going to do with these awesome springs?

  2. I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering if you’d made anything from them yet! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    My favorite is the one with the springs mounted on the board with the antique photos resting in it!


  3. You’ve found some great uses for the springs. I think my favorite is the industrial lighting. I’m anxious to see what you do with yours.

  4. Fun post! I’ve used a few bed springs myself! Found you at 36thAve!

  5. Kim~I love all these~so much rust & fun! I was flattered to see you included a photo of my rusty recipe card holder~ Thanks.

  6. Now I am on the hunt for an old springed mattress!

  7. Too cool – who would have thought 20 things!! I’m Linky Following you now!

  8. Oh my gosh those are so cool, so many possibilities

  9. Thanks for the follow Kim! We are all linked up. LOVE your blog! Can’t wait to see more!

  10. Love, love, love springs…so many fun ways to use them! Thanks for following…I’ll be following back πŸ™‚ Laurel

  11. I’m so happy to have found your site and to follow you back! Your home is lovely and I look forward to using some of your ideas with my kids.

  12. Now see…where someone sees a rusty spring you see it as an oppurtunity! That’s creativity at its best! Thanks for linky following…following you right back!

  13. Kim, I’m so glad that you came by to tell me you are now following me! Did you realize that the cloche filled with the spring and the moss wrapped egg is from my blog?! Small world, huh? I am enamored with bed springs and must find more. I bought several more last fall, but promptly put them somewhere “safe.” LOL- I don’t know where that is, at this moment. I will happily follow you back- I think we like many of the same things! Blog linky parties have paid off for me this week. πŸ™‚ Sue @ Sullivan and Murphy

    • Ha Ha! It IS a small world! I love your cloche and I feel your pain about putting things in “safe” places:) I just remembered that I DO need to go update my posts every morning, just make it a habit I guess. I am STILL super happy with the new tool. See ya soon!

  14. Kim, Wanted to remind you to update your latest post. You are still showing up in my directory as having posted on Feb. 3. This is the only drawback to this system of Brent’s linky- no automatic updates for blog posts. But since he cannot possible monitor all RSS feeds, it is what it is, and I’m happy w/the new application, all the same. πŸ™‚ Sue

  15. Hey I’m your newest follower on Linky Followers!

    πŸ™‚ Sarah

  16. I’m following you on LF and I love the old springs!

  17. Hi Kim, I am following you back on LF. I am amazed at the things one could do with the rusty bed springs! I will be interested to see what you come up with. When we were kids (about 100 years ago….LOL) we used to make up book titles – did you ever do this? My favourite one was “Rusty Bed Springs by I.P. Nightly”…..*groan* I know it was corny but it was in my head and I just had to say it……LOL

    • Aww, glad to help you relive a good old memory! I am so excited that i can’t even decide where to start with these things!

  18. WOW! I’ve never seen so many unique uses for springs!

  19. I already subscribe via email. I’m a new Linky follower. Hope you can come visit my site, when you have a moment.

  20. Love your old springs Kim and your beautiful blog. I’m Linky following! Stop by Homeroad!
    πŸ™‚ Susan

  21. These are some great ideas with the springs. I just love old springs anyway, but these ideas are fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. These are some great ideas with the springs. I just love old springs anyway, but these ideas are fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. Wow, what great ideas. I never thought about using springs for anything, but they look so fabulous! I am a new linky follower…would love to have you stop by!
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  24. I can’t believe there are that many awesome things to do with springs. I can’t wait to see what you make with them.

  25. The lighting is my fave, but I have a soft spot for lighting πŸ™‚ Those will be so fun! Thanks for sharing. I will have to look twice next time I see springs πŸ™‚

    • I saw an old mattress on my neighbors curb a few months back and my husband put his foot down and did not let me drag into our garage. Next time I will do it on the sly!

  26. I love the flower pot holders and the lighting. I will definitely look at springs differently next time I see them. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas!

  27. Who knew rusty old springs could make so many cute things? Great round up!

  28. how fun is this?! I would’ve totally never picked up any springs but now you’ve totally changed my mind πŸ™‚

    I featured this on my blog today:

    And I pinned it too!

  29. What a great way to use springs! I like the first photo–it is a great take on a vase and definitely a conversation piece.

    I hope you can join us with one of your favorite posts at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.


  30. LOVE your springs with the pumpkins. That is a 10/10 dislpay.

  31. So many great ideas!

  32. These are great πŸ™‚
    Love for you to join in my linky party on Wednesdays if you get a chance πŸ™‚


  33. Reminded of an old joke.
    Have you read this:
    “Rusty Bedsprings” by I. P. Knightly
    ; }

  34. Love this post! great way to repurpose.

  35. I love them all, and darn if I didn’t have a bunch of these a couple of years ago, BP (before Pinterest) and I could not for the life of me come up with good ideas, so I ….sniff, sniff, threw them in the trash!!!!! I won’t let that happen again, sharing at my link party! It opens earlier now, in about a half hour!! Thanks for linking up, can’t wait to share the springs.

  36. Such neat ideas! I love them all.

  37. Oh my gosh! I love these ideas! I have been trying to think of a better way to store my flat iron and blow dryer, and I think I just figured it out! I featured your post on my Friday Friends! feature on my blog. I hope you will come check it out. I appreciate all the work you went to to find all these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  38. What great inspiration for old bed springs. I just found my first one and so love it. I also never realized how versatile a bed spring could be – wow – now I have to find more. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay!

  39. Have you thought about going to landfills to get the springs for free? I get mine from couches/chairs that are free.


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