It's a Spinner

November 10th, 2008 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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After discovering this gear mold and realizing that it was a perfect match for my space, I had to figure out how to hang it. I needed the help of a professional. My good friend, Doug the Welder, came to my rescue!
The bracket he designed and welded is mounted to the inside top of the window.
He rigged a device to the center of the mold allowing it to rotate inside the bracket. Wheeeee!
I wanted this window to have a little extra flair so I enhanced it with decorative vintage molding.
Just a little corbel will do ya!
After discovering this gear mold and realizing that it was a perfect match for my space, I had to figure out how to hang it. I needed the help of a professional. My good friend, Doug the Welder, came to my rescue!

After discovering this gear mold and realizing that it was a perfect match for my space, I had to figure out how to hang it. I needed the help of a professional. My good friend, Doug the Welder, came to my rescue!


When I was remodeling my house I removed a window and had a big square open space just waiting for the right piece to come along. Funny thing is, I discovered it in my garage about two months later. Just goes to show, before heading out the door to find treasures try shopping your own house first!


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Comments (13)

StrangeCargo writes: A huge spinning gear mold in the window? Of course! Yet again, finding the unexpected where you least expect it.... You make this stuff fun and bring out the passion in it!

Thanks, again, for inspiring us.

Ken Posted: 8:46 am on January 11th
ALVN writes: I'm just adding to the consensus that we all love you and your style! I'm with Lanette as I'm also a fan of the washtub sink and the theater lights as well as the gear mold. So creative!

Amy Posted: 3:05 pm on November 16th
Chovey writes: Sue...this is one of my FAV pieces in your house! Loved it the first time I saw it and love it even more now!!
cynthia Posted: 8:07 pm on November 15th
SnowmanHill writes: That is soooo cool! What a perfect place to put it. Fits awesome in your open space. I would LOVE a tour of your home! Thanks for sharing! Krista Posted: 8:13 pm on November 11th
Dolly3cats writes: That is so handsome. I love these kinds of ideas. Nothing more boring than going to the local chain store and buying what everyone else has. I love the look--very dramatic! Posted: 12:28 pm on November 11th
BlackDogSalvage writes: GREAT idea! We have one of these in our warehouse & will share the idea with our customers -
here's the link if anyone is in search of something similar:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350109571468

Posted: 12:10 pm on November 11th
AtticusFinch writes: Amazing how you can make such huge industrial pieces fit in and add warmth to your home. I bet your castle looks fabulous. Posted: 11:59 am on November 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: That looks fantastic! I have a similar "window" between my kitchen and family room except it's even larger. I always thought it would look really good hanging something of size there and now you've given me a great visual.

And of course you made it spin!

Candy Posted: 10:58 am on November 11th
MimiToria writes: This is truly a one-of-a-kind awesome design you came up with. Very beautiful in an industrial kind of way. I too would love to see your house. I've seen lots of snippets in publications, but I'm sure it is far more lovely in the real time.
Gretchen Posted: 10:57 am on November 11th
berton718 writes: Sue,
I LOVE It!! Now it's time to see your entire house. I know it must be AMAZING!! Come on SHOW IT ALL TO US!! We're waiting!!! Posted: 10:31 am on November 11th
shabbychick writes: Sue, That is just way beyond cool!!! It really makes a statement in that space - it's wonderful! And, on a cold, wintery nite, you could always rig up a game of "wheel of fortune" or something! :)

Kathy

P.S. Would love to see an online "virtual tour" of your home??? Posted: 8:44 am on November 11th
suewhitney writes: Hahaha! Thanks, Lanette. It was great fun! We may just have to do that. Do you remember the havoc the ice storm created on my driveway? Almost lost a bus or two.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:36 am on November 11th
CottageElements writes: Sue, that's what I so love about your house. All the vintage items built in and the industrial touch. Like your washtub kitchen sink with the cement counters, the theater lights in your hallway and this wonderful gear mold. I also loved the medallion and stamped concrete you have in your entryway and all the wonderful things in your laundry room. Gosh there are just too many things to mention! It really left a lasting impression on me. You need to have another home tour!

Lanette Posted: 11:45 pm on November 10th
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