There’s nothing more fun that finding new purpose for what other’s consider junk. Why? Because it’s a challenge and a great brain activity to get creative juices flowing. On a recent junkin’ trip, I found this broken metal yard art hiding in the recesses. Today, it’s going to become some fun salvaged garden art that you can use as inside or outside decor.
As you can see, it’s leaning because of the missing pin on one side has broken off. Plus, there are bells missing and other parts where the tack welding has come apart. However, check out that rustified, perfect patina. eep!
Of course, this is the prime time to dig into my stash of goodies to see what I can find to help me make my vision come to life. First, I find these bits of chippy painted wood that are leftover from the trash bin I demolished from the side of my house. (Which was replaced by this our DIY cedar shed)
I took most of the salvageable wood to build my patio coffee table, but this bit remains. The color and patina of the wood compliment the patina of the garden art.
Being that this metal was in a garden, I’m envisioning to create some blooms out of the wood. I begin by cutting out a stencil out of my paperboard recycling. Then, I use my jigsaw to cut petals out of the wood.
Next, I dig into more of my stash and pull out a couple of chippy finials from a pair of vintage bunk beds in my stash. Last, I pull out some scrap wood to make a template to attach my petals to.
Finally, the only thing left to do is assemble my salvaged garden art. After using a bit of glue and zip ties my design work is complete.
Here’s my junkified creation made from salvaged garden art.
Since this metal decorative piece was from the garden, I felt the wood flowers were a fun twist on gardening. I just love the color, don’t you?
Also, how about that patina? The blues and greens in the wood are mirrored in in the metal color as well. Be still my patina lovin’ heart!
If you’d like to add this to your home decor, you can find it available in my online shop. (SOLD)
Per usual, my goal is to inspire you. Maybe junk is really junk, but many times it can become something more. All you need to do is have #trashure vision. tee hee. In addition, pin and share my salvaged garden art to inspire others too.
Up next, this thrifted shelf will get some updating and a much needed makeover. See the end result HERE.
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