Rusty metal cabinet reincarnation

January 3rd, 2011 in member junk     
rustinpeace rustinpeace, member
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Heres the little safe door (about 12 square) I pried off an OOOLD metal cabinet I pulled out of someones trash.  This was the least rusty part of the whole thing.
I stained the rust to look like burnt places.  I printed this verse onto parchment and burnt that too, and decoupaged.
After drilling holes into the back, ts nice on the wall.  Drilling into this industrial-gauge steel is not easy!
My favorite fence company lets me pick thru their old removed pieces from jobs.  This piece was cut from a large section.  A few deck screws holds it in place.  Already aged, weathered, distressed!  I love it!
Okay, several of you asked to see this sweet old thing planted up come spring, so here tis!  A bright, cheery spot in my teeny tiny jungle.  I love it.
Heres the little safe door (about 12 square) I pried off an OOOLD metal cabinet I pulled out of someones trash.  This was the least rusty part of the whole thing.

Here's the little safe door (about 12" square) I pried off an OOOLD metal cabinet I pulled out of someone's trash.  This was the least rusty part of the whole thing.


This rusting old industrial steel cabinet in my neighbor's trash heap was irresistible!  The drawers and main door were rusted through and fell apart, but I saved what I could.  It's important to be "safe", no?


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, container, wood, cottage, artwork, plant holder, eclectic, funky, whimsical, outdoor spaces, alternative

Comments (6)

oldnews writes: Wonderful way for this piece to live on! Very creative! I do hope you post it planted in the spring, it will be beautiful! Marie Posted: 7:33 am on January 6th
chippingcharm writes: Great idea for that safe door...and I agree, the verse is perfect! Welcome to JMS :) Laurel Posted: 5:58 am on January 5th
rustinpeace writes: Thank you Kathy! I'm in Florida. I'll be planting soon and sharing pix of the cabinet sporting something happy and alive. Posted: 11:37 am on January 4th
shabbychick writes: The door was a great find! And, I love your planter, and am anxious to see it planted up in the spring (is it spring yet???) :)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 7:33 am on January 4th
rustinpeace writes: Thank you RustyDiva. I'm new to junking and, more specifically to JunkMarket, so your comment is very encouraging! Posted: 5:54 pm on January 3rd
RustyDiva writes: Oh please don't forget to post when you get it all planted up in the spring! Love the door and the message is perfect! Very creative. Posted: 3:11 pm on January 3rd
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