I have so many things that people give to me because they know I don't throw anything away, I just "do something" with it. I have had this croquet mallet for about 3 years now and thing to myself that it would be the one thing I would throw away to make room for something with more potential. Then one night while trying to get to sleep it came to me. Make a sign out of it. It has character and I had just obtained a number of door fronts that make excellent signs. I decided that the back round had to be Kelly green with black trim and antique white edging. I think it would be great in a game room or bar and has enough personality to keep it off the cast off pile. Just in the nick of time for that old mallet!