Wall Hanging Made With Multi-Colored Springs

June 1st, 2009 in member junk     
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I had the time of my life at the junkyard this weekend... An entire dumpster full of new truck parts came in the day before and they were saving it for me to pick through first. Were talking TONS of washers in interesting shapes and sizes, small medium and large lug nut covers, metal bits and pieces that who knows what they went to, etc.
But the highlight of the hunt was finding these amazing steel multi-colored, multi shaped springs. Orange, blue, green, red, yellow, black, gray...
I was possessed and spent a good part of the day digging to the bottom of the dumpster so I could claim every one. So of course I had to play with them today and I came up with this wall hanging.
It measures about 5 tall by about 1.5 wide and it is heavy! like 30 pounds heavy. We hung it on the wall outside where the wind could blow them gently in the breeze. I hung them from a rusty metal rod and these wonderful red hooks (another dumpster find) to attach it to the wall.
I love all the color and texture and am really pleased with how it turned out. The best part is that I have a whole bunch more to play with!
I had the time of my life at the junkyard this weekend... An entire dumpster full of new truck parts came in the day before and they were saving it for me to pick through first. Were talking TONS of washers in interesting shapes and sizes, small medium and large lug nut covers, metal bits and pieces that who knows what they went to, etc.
But the highlight of the hunt was finding these amazing steel multi-colored, multi shaped springs. Orange, blue, green, red, yellow, black, gray...

I had the time of my life at the junkyard this weekend... An entire dumpster full of new truck parts came in the day before and they were saving it for me to pick through first. We're talking TONS of washers in interesting shapes and sizes, small medium and large lug nut covers, metal bits and pieces that who knows what they went to, etc.

But the highlight of the hunt was finding these amazing steel multi-colored, multi shaped springs. Orange, blue, green, red, yellow, black, gray...


I had the time of my life at the junkyard this weekend... An entire dumpster full of new truck parts came in the day before and they were saving it for me to pick through first. We're talking TONS of washers in interesting shapes and sizes, small medium and large lug nut covers, metal bits and pieces that who knows what they went to, etc.

But the highlight of the hunt was finding these amazing steel multi-colored, multi shaped springs. Orange, blue, green, red, yellow, black, gray...


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, industrial, outdoor spaces, entry, black, green, modern, office, sunroom, red, blue, alternative, orange, mod

Comments (19)

porcupinemamma writes: Texture and colour and it gives a "spring to my step". LOL Posted: 5:15 am on October 1st
eliz2nd writes: wow very very cool this is not junk its art! Posted: 7:35 pm on September 6th
eveh writes: I have always loved springs. This piece is just off the wall.. : ) You ae going to have people everywhere looking for springs. I remember someone throwing away an old bedspring once, and I took it apart and used a few of the springs for plant hangers. I am going to keep my eye out for small ones now. Thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 1:42 pm on July 7th
creeksiderummager writes: Jenny, I love your idea w/ the springs. Springs have always intriqued me too and I have collected some. Thanks for once again, getting my creative ideas moving. Posted: 10:50 pm on June 5th
berton718 writes: You are so lucky to have found these. I love the colors what you did with them. Good for you !! Posted: 9:41 pm on June 2nd
Chovey writes: Wow! That is verrrrry cool!

cynthia Posted: 9:38 pm on June 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Jenny,
You find the most awesome ultra cool stuff. These springs with all their assorted colours are one-of-a-kind MARVELOUS!!! Great creative job as usual.
xojanis Posted: 8:53 pm on June 2nd
georgiamoon writes: OMG sister girl!!! This is INCREDIBLE!! I really love this one. Have I said that before??? I can not believe what comes out of that LAB...there is definitely some magic going on in there! You have the Midas touch, everything you make is so out of this world! You are the BEST, Georgia Posted: 3:16 pm on June 2nd
suewhitney writes: Awesome, Jenny K.! I have a passion for springs, so what a treat it would be to find a stash like this. Love the texture and the colors!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:17 am on June 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny,
This is such a great piece and you are so lucky to have an inside connection at the scrap yard. The first thing that came to mind was to use a larger version as a room divider. I think it would look great as you entered a business/restaurant with some cool signage/letters floating on the front.
No matter what the use it’s just really cool.

Jim


Posted: 10:28 am on June 2nd
CottageElements writes: How cool are those, Jenny! Love how they came colored like that. Another fab Jenny project!

Lani Posted: 11:50 pm on June 1st
roadtriplouise writes: Love your junk projects- great art! Posted: 10:29 pm on June 1st
alicemom writes: Jenny,
You & your brain are amazing! I love the look, the colors, the springs themself. All those wonderful springs! Lucky duck! I'm tickled for you to have your fabulous junk yard too.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:29 pm on June 1st
monakent writes: Come ON...... you have the junkyard guys putting stuff away for you????? How blankety-blank cool is THAT????? Our junkyard won't let me in to look around. I am TOTALLY jealous of you (in a nice way, of course).

Your hanging is out of this world!!!! I adore it completely. Not sure how you came up with the idea, but it deserves a standing "O" (ovation).

You rock Jenny. Consider me an adoring fan of yours. Can't wait for the next project you come up with. In the meantime, I will be admiring this one for the next few days!

gailmarie

P.S. If you need to get rid of some of those washers you talked about, please let me know!!!! Posted: 6:17 pm on June 1st
writes: Hi there!
Thanks for the great comments. Gadora_Wilder, they actually have a slight tinkling sound.... I see a springs wind chime in my future. And I LOVE the room divider idea. Can you imagine an entire wall of them?

:-) JennyK Posted: 6:15 pm on June 1st
Gadora_Wilder writes: I love this so much. Want to hear them make some noise! Could also be a lofty room divider... adore! Posted: 5:00 pm on June 1st
shabbychick writes: Jenny - those wonderful, creative ideas just "spring" right out at ya don't they??? What a fun piece, and I LOVE the vintage colors. You find the best "junk"!!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Kathy

Posted: 4:20 pm on June 1st
grannijo writes: Jenny...how cool the hanging is...would be a great wall hanging for the homes with the very high ceilings...great job!...nice piece of art!!!...sharon Posted: 3:58 pm on June 1st
StrangeCargo writes: Jenny, way cool! I love springs, coils, hooks, hardware of all genres. The mass of these together is quite appealing and striking, yet simple. Great job.

Ken Posted: 3:45 pm on June 1st
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