My first post. This is one of my junk finds

May 30th, 2011 in member junk     
DonnaG DonnaG, member
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This is a part from a parlor stove.  I am not sure what I am going to do with it.  Do I hang it on the fence, or in the house? I'm also not sure if I want to paint it or what technique to use.   Maybe a dry brushing of white or paint it all cream.  Ideas?

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posted in: member junk, metal, historical

Comments (9)

Prior writes: definitely in the house with a little poly.
Great find! Welcome to the site, you will LOve it!

'Lezlee Posted: 6:19 pm on May 31st
DonnaG writes: Yeesh let's not hit the enter button quite so quickly.
I found this piece when I was snooping out around the shed. Posted: 8:59 am on May 31st
DonnaG writes: I added a second photo of it. I was at an antique mall a few weekends ago, but instead of being IN the mall I was out at the shed where he keeps all the good stuff. Posted: 8:57 am on May 31st
suewhitney writes: Hi Donna,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. Glad to see you posting! This is an awesome piece. I would not recommend painting it because I am a big fan of its original rusty patina. Give it a couple of coats of spray poly in a matte finish. This will keep the rust from rubbing off where you don't want it. I love Jim's mirror idea. Is it flat? I love using junk in entertaining so wondering if it could become a lazy susan with a base at the bottom and a piece of glass on the top. Just a thought. Can't wait to see what becomes of it. Good luck!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:06 am on May 31st
DonnaG writes: That is a great idea JunkArchitect, this is a dome shape, so I am not sure how easy that would be. I think I will take a wire brush to it (gently) and see if I can't bring out the design a bit more. Posted: 5:16 am on May 31st
SarahMc writes: BEAUTIFUL!!! Rusty and crusty is where it is at. You could hang this beauty As Is!!!!!! :) :) :)
Posted: 6:57 pm on May 30th
JunkArchitect writes: I would glue a small mirror within the solid area and hang it in the house...great piece!

Posted: 5:52 pm on May 30th
DonnaG writes: Thank you, I know I am going to enjoy being here.

The rust colour looks fabulous against my newly painted "lemonade" walls. Posted: 1:26 pm on May 30th
artteachergirl writes: It's beautiful! I love it just as it would look nice just hanging as art. Welcome to JMS, you are gonna love it here! Vicki Posted: 10:48 am on May 30th
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