Garden Art for Indoor/Outdoor Use

January 21st, 2011 in member junk     
DestinationArt DestinationArt, member
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Tucked in an entryway vignette or in a planted porch pot outside....either way, its a nice little surprise!
I made this for a good friend of mine and yours Lanette. Hence the L stenciled on a piece of rusted sheet metal.
The L is connected with a decorative brad from you local craft store.
I just drilled a hole through the stake, one through the letter plaque, and connected the two with the brad.
This project is a mult-tasker. I cut one sheet of metal to fit into the frame of the garden stake. I stenciled one side with letters...
....and embossed a stamp of a Birch tree on the reverse side. Im partial to Birch trees.
I couldnt forget the naked garden stake! When you slip the sheet metal out...theres another surprise. An embossed stamp of flowers for spring!
The addition of words and sayings adds a special touch.
Tucked in an entryway vignette or in a planted porch pot outside....either way, its a nice little surprise!

Tucked in an entryway vignette or in a planted porch pot outside....either way, it's a nice little surprise!


I love working with old an new materials. This project is a combination of the two. The end result is "junk" with a clean and contemporary feel.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Sue Wolfe
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork

Comments (10)

SnowmanHill writes: Sue, this is so cool. We met at Junk Bonanza. I just love your work. Wish I lived closer.

dana
:-) Posted: 6:27 am on January 29th
RustyDiva writes: Very cool piece! Lucky Lanette. Posted: 9:48 am on January 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Congratulations Sue on becoming a contributor! Great project and we're all looking forward to your next junky creation.

Jim

Posted: 6:44 am on January 24th
chippingcharm writes: Welcome Sue...love this! Lucky Lani :)
I think I just bought a stake just like this at an occasional sale. I plan to stencil my address on it, but mine won't look half as cool as yours! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations...Laurel Posted: 1:26 pm on January 23rd
MimiToria writes: Congrats Sue on being the newest contributor and welcome to the site.
Another fun project and creative too. You always come up with such great stuff.
Gretchen Posted: 7:34 pm on January 21st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
I am not that much of a decorator like the ladies are but I will say this you wont find a better sight than this one and the nicest ladies that you have ever met. And SUE is one terrific lady.WELCOME TO JMS. Thank's for sharing.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 6:02 pm on January 21st
LuAnn writes: Congrats Sue on being a new contributor. Looking forward to your projects. LuAnn Posted: 5:11 pm on January 21st
alicemom writes: Big welcome Sue! Love your style also!
smiles,
alice Posted: 3:33 pm on January 21st
suewhitney writes: I'd like everyone to welcome our newest JMS contributor, Sue Wolfe. She has great style with a contemporary, clean twist. I also like her initials. Welcome SW!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 2:21 pm on January 21st
CottageElements writes: Sue, you are the most talented person I know (other than the other Sue W. I know). I wish I was a Sue W....it must be because of the name! And I loved my garden stake, thank you! So glad to see you a contributor on the site. You're designs are always amazing!

Lani Posted: 1:51 pm on January 21st
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