Guarding the garden

June 10th, 2010 in member junk     
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This was an old handle-less shovel that I cleaned up, then painted. He just adds a little fun in the garden!
The opposite side is painted with flowers...
I have several in my yard, and its just a quick, fun project! Once its done, spray several coats of clear poly on it to seal it well. It will last for years!
This was an old handle-less shovel that I cleaned up, then painted. He just adds a little fun in the garden!

This was an old handle-less shovel that I cleaned up, then painted. He just adds a little fun in the garden!


An old shovel and a little spare time - something I haven't had much of lately - That's all you need for this project.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - marie wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, eclectic, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, porch, paint

Comments (21)

cheriberri writes: I just found an old shovel head and was thinking about doing something with it..you just inspred me! Ill post when its complete! Love your creativity!
Cheri Posted: 10:08 am on July 23rd
misselaineous writes: This is sooo cool! Excuse me while I go break the handle off that rusty old shovel...get your paints out, lady!!! *elaine* Posted: 7:17 pm on June 15th
chippingcharm writes: Very fun Marie! Laurel Posted: 7:27 pm on June 13th
serendipitychicdecor writes: I am in LOVE with this idea. I am also kicking myself for taking my broken shovel to the dump a couple of weeks ago.... Posted: 9:37 pm on June 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Garden/farm junk is my favorite kind of junk and this turned out spectacular. You’re quite the little artist Marie.

Jim
Posted: 12:59 pm on June 12th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: MARIE,
Very artisic.Very well done.I'm impressed what you can paint on. GOD BLESS, ROBERT. Posted: 2:18 pm on June 11th
suewhitney writes: I love this idea Marie! Full of fun and whimsy...great member feature.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:05 pm on June 11th
Grasshopper22 writes: What a great idea...I break at least 2 shovel's a year...now I have an idea on what to do with them. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 10:11 am on June 11th
racers7 writes: I love a painting project that turns out fantastic! Very charming and whimsical. Melody Posted: 10:07 am on June 11th
ninnarae writes: This is just so cute! You did a wonderful job on this! Posted: 12:01 am on June 11th
alicemom writes: Marie,
He is just the best!!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:42 pm on June 10th
RustyDiva writes: Great job Marie! You are quite the artist girl! I would have to do mine in the abstract. haha Posted: 3:19 pm on June 10th
shabbychick writes: Marie - he's just the cutest! Very nice artwork!!

Kathy Posted: 2:57 pm on June 10th
makinthemostofit writes: Now that is cute...Garden art from Junk is my favorite. :) Posted: 2:34 pm on June 10th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Terrific garden art! Posted: 9:45 am on June 10th
RedheadedWahine writes: What a wonderful use. I'm going to use your idea in my garden! Posted: 6:28 am on June 10th
BillyJo writes: They look FANTASTIC. The kind of art I like!! Thanks Want a couple more to paint?? Posted: 12:05 am on June 10th
smiller0529 writes: What a neat idea! I love it! Posted: 10:07 pm on June 9th
MakinItHappen writes: Cool idea! I like your painting. Posted: 9:33 pm on June 9th
Prior writes: Just too cute! I hope things are brightening up for you. Lezlee Posted: 8:48 pm on June 9th
vanj writes: soooooooo very cool!!!! i just love them.

vanessa Posted: 5:38 pm on June 9th
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