Wish I Had a Penny....

September 9th, 2009 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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I have a little nephew that had a blast throwing real pennies inside.
Salvaged wood from an old swing set. 
I have a little nephew that had a blast throwing real pennies inside.

I have a little nephew that had a blast throwing real pennies inside.

I love my wishing well!  Mostly because I built it myself ~ except for the box on the bottom.  My dad and I drug this off a trash heap at a gear plant and the minute I saw it I knew what it would become.  I had some old tin on the back part of my property and the wood came from a swing set that was past it's prime and needed to be torn down. My sweetie offered to build me a brand new cedar roof for it but there is just something silently beautiful to me about the rusty bent tin ~ it makes me smile.  I added a rusty hook underneath so in the Spring I can hang a bucket dripping with flowers or maybe some kind of fountain.   

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - RustyDiva
posted in: member junk, metal, container, wood, plant holder, country, garden, outdoor spaces, farm, tin-metallic, fountain

Comments (9)

suewhitney writes: This is adorable! I too love the corrugated roof. Thanks for giving us a peek.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:42 pm on September 10th
junkermidge writes: The rusted corrugaed metal for the roof is what really makes it! Good job.
Midge Posted: 10:07 pm on September 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, this is the coolest! Wonderful save!
Candy Posted: 9:11 pm on September 10th
RustyDiva writes: Thank you to all for the encouraging feedback. My sweetie thought I was crazy for not wanting a shiny new cedar roof ~ I made him read all your comments :)LOL

DreaminBoutJunk ~ I ran out of wall space in my house so the Texas star found a home outside. Thanks for noticing it.

Gailmarie ~ u r a kindred rusty spirit / love the song.

Alice ~ I've missed ya girl, where ya been?

SantaClause ~ great idea and I actually have a pulley that would fit perfect. Now I don't have to wait till spring, thanks.

Janis ~ I know you're busy (read your blog)so thank you for taking time to respond. May need to add some bling on it eh?

Ya'll take care and thanks again!!!!!! Posted: 12:13 pm on September 10th
SantaClaus writes: "Wish" it were mine! Could you hang a "barn" pulley from your hook & change the bucket of flowers to fall leaves, winter evergreens, spring tuplips??? I love the tin roof & the Texas star add-on's. Posted: 7:16 am on September 10th
alicemom writes: Love this! You did a great job! Love the tin.....it makes the whole piece perfect.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:44 pm on September 9th
fellowjunker writes: I love the piece of galvanized metal as the roof!!! A great project!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:22 pm on September 9th
monakent writes: This project turned out G-R-E-A-T!!! Everything looks like it was made to go together. I especially like the tin roof...... I can almost hear the B52's singing: "tiiiiiiinnnnnnnn roooooof....... rusted." How perfect. I too, love the rusty stuff. gailmarie Posted: 2:44 pm on September 9th
DreaminBoutJunk writes: I love it!! I too smile at the bent rusty tin, looks like it has been there for a long time. The Texas star adds a nice touch too. I will have to keep this project in mind! Beautifull done! Posted: 2:22 pm on September 9th
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