October 7th, 2009 in member junk     
zazzyzee zazzyzee, member
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I attatched this iron piece to a post and made it into a gate.  By placing a whimsical iron bird to the front whose little feet stick out a bit, I am able to place a wreath on the gate.  I used an old rusted spur on top of the post for a gate latch. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - ZEE
posted in: member junk, metal, whimsical, outdoor spaces

Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: What a great gate! (I love the clever use of the spur too.) And what a beautiful setting!

Kathy Posted: 11:36 am on October 12th
racers7 writes: The gate is so charming and a great entrance into your yard. Love it! Posted: 9:21 am on October 9th
zazzyzee writes: Thanks to everyone for such positive comments on my projects.
I was asked if I did welding--well--not really--but I do use good ol' JB Weld a lot!!I love outdoor spaces and seem to "go wild" with inspiration at junk yards! In this part of Texas we do have some nasty winter weather from time to time, but generally have many days throughout the year to ply our "craft" and to go a junkin'!
I am glad you especially like the spur. I have used them in many ways which none consist of their original intent:-)
The feathers laced throughout the netting did not show up in the photos of the canopy. I intend to get a new camera one of these days, but why spend money on something practical when you can buy a cool piece of junk and drag it home to play with..... Posted: 6:06 pm on October 8th
byabpryor writes: Another genius piece... true artwork! Posted: 3:39 pm on October 8th
suewhitney writes: This is stunning! Love the spur latch..very clever.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:25 pm on October 8th
RustyDiva writes: Love this gate and the spur is a stroke of genious.!!! I noticed you're from Burleson ~ my brother and his wife lived there for awhile. Ya'll have an awesome Goodwill!!!! He was right down the street from it and I would sneak away as much as possible. They moved to Amarillo so I'm sad I won't get to shop it. Your yard looks beautiful ~ do you weld? Posted: 12:01 pm on October 8th
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely beautiful.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 11:58 am on October 8th
oldnews writes: This is an amazing gate! The spur as a gate latch is So cool,I've never seen anything like it! It's absolutely beautiful! Marie Posted: 8:49 am on October 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is such a gorgeous piece and I love that you made it into a gate. The setting is not so bad either. ;)

Thank you for sharing. I just love it.
Candy Posted: 5:39 am on October 8th
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