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. Also, 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. Finally, 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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Also, more junk creations like my salvaged garden art:
Gail B says
Larissa, Absolutely love the reclaimed yard art! It’s always welcome to be able to add some interesting “art” to the house-scape! Hope you’re doing well, you look like you are. Stay safe.
So fun to hear, Gail! 😀 Thank you. Yes, adding interest makes a story-telling home that I adore.
Rebecca - NC says
You never cease to amaze!! The flowers were a stroke of genius. You are truly an artist!!! Well done!?
I’m totally glad to hear it, Rebecca. Thank you for the smile. 😀
Larissa, I think you have a magic wand hidden somewhere!
haha…don’t I wish! Thank you for the giggle, Diana.
Judy Burnside says
So cute! You know, I wish I had you sitting like a bird on my shoulder whispering ideas as I go junkin”. You see so much possibility in everything! I love it.
hee hee! I might annoy you, Judy! Thanks so much for the love.
Marie-Interior Frugalista says
awww…I don’t know about that, but maybe a little crazy. haha. Thank you for the smile, Marie.
Dawn Z says
That is so cute. You are so creative!
Y’all are making me blush! Thank you, Dawn.
Laura Strickland says
Oh, to live in your brain! So cute!
You might get skeered! hahaha! Thank you, Laura.
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Larissa! I wish I had your vision to create all the things. You look at things and immediately think of what it could be. Well thank goodness this is not in a dump because it is just too cute. Rusted yummy.
Hi Cheryl! You are such a kindred spirit. Thanks so much!
Judy Newell says
What a cute idea. I wish I had your creative inspiration and your workshop! BTW-what is the color of that door in the “before” picture? It’s beautiful.
Thanks! You gotta try your hand at creating something. So fun and best kind of therapy. The color is called Superstition. We just painted it and I love it. We used the same on our shed remodel too.
YOU THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. I WAS STILL THINKING…WHAT WOULD I DO TO THIS FOR THE GARDEN. LOVE IT! BE BLESSED.
haha. I’m a nut! 😀 I do have such fun creating and sharing too. Thank you!
I just couldn’t imagine what you would do with this piece…I couldn’t wait to get to “the end” to see what you created, but made myself read the process cause that is so important too! Well, you just blew me away again! This is super, Super cute! Oh my! Over the top creative. Love it, Larissa! (you must not sleep at night?? teehee!)
You are too cute, Mary! I’m so glad you read because so many skip over text for visual, but miss out on my explanations and story. That’s half the fun. Thank you.
I love it it, you come up with so many amazing ideas. Keep up the good work. Would look lovely in the house like you have it or in a garden.
I’m delighted to hear it, Darlene. Thanks!!
Love it !
Thanks so much! 😀
Super cute and creative!! XOXO
Thanks so much, Christy. 🙂
How CUTE is that!!! You’re a creative genius. I don’t think I could part with it if I were you.
awww…you’re so fun, Kim! 😀 Thank you for saying so.