Another great grate!

October 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
oldnews oldnews, member
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This is it at night. I like the way it looks from the yard.
Nothing much to look at on its own, however after I added a string of lights I think it really works for me.
Its about 4 feet tall and about 8 inches wide which is perfect for right at the front door.
This is it from the driveway. Not bad for a dollar and an old string of lights!
This is it at night. I like the way it looks from the yard.

This is it at night. I like the way it looks from the yard.

I found this grate at a wharehouse junk sale for a dollar. I had been looking for something to turn into a porch light for the front of my house. and I knew instantly that this would work.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, eclectic, funky, industrial, garden, outdoor spaces, porch, light fixture, sunroom, wire, silver-metallic

Comments (10)

shabbychick writes: Grate little porch light you came up with Marie!

And, I like your new pic too!

Kathy Posted: 4:41 pm on October 27th
chippingcharm writes: I've enjoyed all your grate ideas...I'm quite a fan of the grate myself. I have them all over my the idea of adding lights. Thanks for sharing, Laurel Posted: 8:19 am on October 27th
suewhitney writes: Love, love, love, this! You go girl... it has a beautiful, welcoming glow at night. Thanks for sharing anther grate idea.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:50 am on October 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a nice, simple idea we can all give a try. I bet this gives off a pretty glow on your front porch.
Candy Posted: 10:31 am on October 24th
JunkArchitect writes:
I like the idea of embellishing it to fit different holidays. Great idea!

Posted: 9:06 am on October 24th
fellowjunker writes: Cool grate idea...I love white lights outside (and inside).
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 12:56 pm on October 23rd
suewannabeinkc writes: Very unique and creative! I love how it looks in your photo, and the holiday embellishments you and gailmarie have mentioned. i guess this adds another thing to my "look for list!"
Great job and thanks for sharing!
Joanne Posted: 12:55 pm on October 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Love the grate! Ya'll cracked me up....Love the picture too ~ but is the hair currently shoulder length or like the other shorter do? They both make you look young and sassy!
Posted: 10:56 am on October 23rd
oldnews writes: Gailmarie, I'm just trying to keep you on your toes!! :) I agree with you, there are all kinds of seasonal things that I could do with this! I just got some cool fall leaf garland that I am going to try for now, and then I love the greens with bulbs idea! Thanks! And as for that snow -I love it as long as I'm inside looking out! Californians can barely drive in rain, imagine what a mess we could make with snow!?? Guess I'll stick to the stuff in the can... Posted: 10:09 am on October 23rd
monakent writes: Marie - will you quit changing your photo on me??? I am getting confused (which is easy to do right about now)!!!! I sat there looking at your photo, telling myself you looked familiar.....and then realizing it was the "new you"!!! (This photo is yet another good one of you, by the way.)

Grate idea! I could see more of these little guys all in a row... OR what about Christmas greens around the grate with the lights in the middle, for the holidays, with bulbs/ornaments hanging on the greens??? If you'd like, I could send some snow down to you, as we get closer to Dec!!!
gailmarie Posted: 10:00 am on October 23rd
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