Any ideas?

September 10th, 2009 in member junk     
LovesPeonies LovesPeonies, member
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We just purchased this LARGE piece at a flea market ($200 bucks). It is about 8 feet tall...these monsters used to sit on the peak of a barn as an air vent. It's made of heavy galvanized metal and has a v in the bottom that fit over the peak of the roof.  Any cool ideas for displaying this behemoth? We would like to get it up off the ground (out of the North Dakota snow). We live on a 100+ year old farm on the Red River and have a HUGE yard. So...if any of you creative people have any ideas I would love to hear from you!


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Comments (14)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: A small structure like a dog house or chicken coop would be dwarfed by it, and allow it to remain the star of any project. The structure would get it up off the ground and keep it out of the snow. I hope you will be sharing your completed cupola project very soon! WOW, it's a beauty! ~Mary~ Posted: 7:55 pm on April 25th
Al writes: Ever thought about a grill? you would have to do some adjusting with the fire blocks on the inside. Think about the smoke coming out of that top vent...save me a slab of ribs-lol!! Posted: 11:37 pm on May 8th
shabbychick writes: Your cupola is so cool - and 8 feet tall...wow!! Can't wait to see what you do with it...as yard art or topping off a gazebo...or wherever! :)

Thanks for sharing and congrats on your find!

Kathy Posted: 9:50 am on September 14th
LovesPeonies writes: Hey, good idea! It will be so scary the school bus won't come down the road!!! Posted: 11:37 am on September 12th
DownHomeDIY writes: Oh, just went to the Crows of Cupola site, you can add a black crow on top too to go along with halloween theme. Posted: 9:34 pm on September 11th
DownHomeDIY writes: I think you need to find a skeleton and have it climbing out from under it for halloween. Shine a light on it too...spooky! Posted: 9:32 pm on September 11th
LovesPeonies writes: I checked out "Crows on the Cupola" site. Just what I was ooking for! Thanks for all the comments everybody. I'll post the finished results. (Oh, the pressure!) Posted: 1:39 pm on September 11th
LovesPeonies writes: Great! Anybody got an outhouse? Posted: 10:46 pm on September 10th
suewhitney writes: What a great cupola...love it. I would use it on some type of outdoor room structure. I once saw one used as the top of an outhouse. It was hysterical. Good luck and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:32 pm on September 10th
junkermidge writes: I can't add to the great ideas you already received. But I did want to say what a cool piece that is!
Midge Posted: 10:02 pm on September 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! This is such a nice one! I found a blog called Crows on the Cupola, and they built a wooden structure for their cupola to sit on. Planted a pretty garden around it too.

Check out the photos...and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!

http://crowsonthecupola.blogspot.com/2009/08/outdoor-pics-screen-house-update-chit.html

Candy Posted: 9:25 pm on September 10th
CottageElements writes: These are called cupolas and this is really a "large" one. I love 'em and have a small one in my front yard as yard art. I do show a picture on my JMS post http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/12759/clean-up-that-yard-with-a-little-junk. Mine's rusting a little but I think that adds to the patina I think. Great piece!

Lani Posted: 8:14 pm on September 10th
vintagehero writes: I saw a really neat corn crib gazebo in a Mother Earth magazine. That cupolas would look great (if it isn't too large) on the top of a structure like that. Big project - but would be so neat. Posted: 5:07 pm on September 10th
RustyDiva writes: WOW, awesome piece! I would just be tempted to use it as great yard art and sounds like you have plenty of yard to fit it's size. I'm sure you will get some great ideas here and congratulations of such a great purchase! Posted: 12:20 pm on September 10th
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