Artful Rust

October 5th, 2009 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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My wall looks yellow in the picture but its actually an Autumn Gold with brown umber glaze.  The tin looks awesome against it!

My wall looks yellow in the picture but it's actually an Autumn Gold with brown umber glaze.  The tin looks awesome against it!


I was doing some training in another town when I passed an automotive shop that had this piece out front leaning against a fence.  After a quick U-turn, I pulled in and ask if it were for sale.  The guy looked at me like I had three heads and started to tell me about all it's imperfections.  Told him I didn't care and how much!  I tried not to shriek or jump into his arms joyously as he told me he would take $7.  I wanted to shout "I love you!" but contained myself as my trembling hands handed him the money and then got the heck out of Dodge before he changed his mind.  It was already framed out on the back and all I had to do was poly and hang in my dining room.  Even my non-junky friends want it!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rustydiva
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Comments (14)

abitofwhimsy writes: Love it! Great find. I too, love tin and the patina is fabulous! Posted: 3:09 pm on November 2nd
BraytonHomestead writes: yes, I want it too- what a patina- score!!

Karen Posted: 12:13 am on October 13th
byabpryor writes: what a steal!!!!! Great job! Next time ask..."Is this trash?" with a straight face.. LOL as WE here all know the value of a great discarded piece! Posted: 4:04 pm on October 6th
CottageElements writes: I'm with you. I would have shrieked, too! I love old tins and have a few hanging around! Great save and good eye!

Lani Posted: 11:31 am on October 6th
alicemom writes: Another GREAT score. I love rusty tin too!!!!! It looks wonderful on your wall.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:37 am on October 6th
Grasshopper22 writes: Great find and it looks great on your wall...I like how you told the story...:) Posted: 7:14 am on October 6th
suewhitney writes: Love! Old tin is classic and on my list of favs. Great save!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:30 am on October 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How perfect! It definitely looks like a nice piece of art and I know ceiling tins can be VERY expensive. Excellent find. Excellent price. Excellent all around!
Candy Posted: 6:08 am on October 6th
fellowjunker writes: Oops so sorry Kenda.....typing tooooo fast as trying to get to work on time...LOL!!!!! Hah now I have tooooo ruuuunnnn!!
xojanis Posted: 9:58 pm on October 5th
fellowjunker writes: You SCORED!!!!! Great find.....how I love old pieces of tin. The fellow at our local antique store thinks I'm nuts as I'm always wanting stuff he has out in his pile for the landfill!!! He really doesn't GET it!!
Happy day Kendra.
xojanis Posted: 9:51 pm on October 5th
monakent writes: You ended up the winner out of this fun story. I am so happy for you. This piece is GREAT for anyone's home. What a super way to save and preserve history. Tin roof pieces are ultra-cool in my book. WAY TO GO!!! gailmarie Posted: 6:53 pm on October 5th
shabbychick writes: Woo hoo! Great save - and fortunately for us junking types, some people don't see the value that we see in something...!

It looks great!!

Kathy Posted: 4:41 pm on October 5th
oldnews writes: Oh My Gosh, this is awesome! What a steal! I absolutey love it!! Don't you love that look you get when they just don't understand WHY you want something they find absolutely useless?! Marie Posted: 12:23 pm on October 5th
bluebucket writes: Don't you love it when someone asks a ridiculously low price for something you want?!! I'm the same as you. I contain myself from jumping with joy, hand over the money & run! Good thing you made that U-turn!

Doreen Posted: 12:20 pm on October 5th
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