"Spring" flowers Light up my day!

March 18th, 2017 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Susan let me choose one to keep for myself.  I thought this one was adorable!  Thanks, Susan.  
Her first one she used all cement with added glass pieces.
Susan let me choose one to keep for myself.  I thought this one was adorable!  Thanks, Susan.  

Susan let me choose one to keep for myself.  I thought this one was adorable!  Thanks, Susan.  


I was blessed to have a great turnout at my sale last weekend, due to some well-timed publicity I received (front-page feature on Sunday's Home & Garden section).  A new customer, Susan, asked about bed spring projects so I gave her 3 of them and shared some ideas I'd seen.  She returned this week with her "Spring" flower projects.  They're wonderful!  She offered to make some for my next sale, so I guess she's my first official consignee and this is her first try at "professional" junking.  THE LOVE OF JUNK CONUTINUES TO GROW!  Anyway.....

 

She first cemented the bedspring upright into a clay pot or you could use any other vessel you want.  She added some dirt and planted some flowers.  Then she slipped an old chandelier globe, glass, or insulator into the spring and added the votive.  Provides a pretty picture all day long and a nice glow at night.  Good job, Susan!  

 

 


Pattern or design used: Susan C.
posted in: member junk, seasonal, cottage, plant holder, candle holder, whimsical, outdoor spaces, porch

Comments (9)

cmarlow41 writes: Awesome! I've got 5 pieces of old furniture that had springs. They've just been sitting around in the barn waiting to be transformed. This is a great start! Posted: 8:21 pm on April 25th
irishrovr writes:
These are so cute! (You have great taste - you chose to keep my fav!)

Eileen

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:35 pm on April 17th
JunkArchitect writes: Midge, because of you I bought some bed springs at the flea market this weekend…cool project.

Jim Posted: 8:45 pm on April 13th
buttonsmillie writes: I love things made with the springs! How about a challenge for everyone to share what you've made with springs! What fun!
Buttonsmillie Posted: 8:41 am on April 13th
eliz2nd writes: I like this and will give it a try I do have some old shades that I have been saving wondering what to
do with them. Love this idea Posted: 9:42 pm on April 12th
alicemom writes: Those are so darling. Great repurposing! Take apictures of your next sale. I know I would love to see them as I'm sure other junker do too. Good job Midge & Susan
smiles,
Alice Posted: 9:56 pm on April 11th
magark writes: What a great way to repurpose both the bed springs and glass light shades. The splash of green plants is wonderful too!
Great job ! Jan Posted: 8:20 pm on April 11th
StrangeCargo writes: Springs Rule! Nice & new application for them, too. Thanks.

Ken Posted: 4:38 pm on April 11th
fellowjunker writes: What a wonderful idea Susan and Midge!!! I have spent years looking for some rusty bed springs to do projects with so sure wish I had been at your sale. Glad to hear it went well. Congratulations.
xojanis Posted: 1:49 pm on April 11th
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