Rust and Wood and Junk -OH MY

March 3rd, 2016 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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A LOT of rust! Quite a few people have varying ideas on how to clean it up. But I didnt want it cleaned up I wanted that underlying gorgeous patina to showcase. Just a little scrub with a wire brush to remove any loose particles and a good washing then a clearcoat. That was all she needed!
These 2 barn boards were ideal. Again, in trying to preserve the patina, I gave it a very light sanding, a wash and then some clear coat. Luckily the top of the old springs were wood and the metal was pretty easy to drill through as well. So attaching the bench seat came fairly easily.

This piece was definitely a random one. After dropping a few things off at the store I sell from, I excused my self as there were customers in there and waited outside. I was just strolling along the "junk area" (the area of odds and ends that come with all the other purchases the owner makes) and literally tripped over this spring. I stared at it for a second wondering what on earth it was doing outside. It was such a cool piece. But then I remembered .... this is from my perspective. Not a lot of people would immediately see it as a beautiful home decor piece. I begged the store owner to let me take it home and play with it. A few days later, I was back with this little beauty and she almost sold on the spot. It's a pretty random, unique piece. I thought a few things. 1- maybe it's too short, maybe it's too heavy, but no. Once I heard that they wanted for under an awkward sized window for their house, I thought to myself.... of course. Random things for random places. Isn't that sort of my job?

Pattern or design used: My own design - Old Springs Bench Seat
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Comments (9)

bigdogmom1960 writes: This piece of junk was talking and you were listening! What a wonderful marriage of form and function! Posted: 1:42 pm on August 3rd
CreepinJen writes: I absolutely love this. I just so happen to have the perfect "awkward spot" for this idea. Posted: 5:03 pm on June 9th
marti writes: Love this! Posted: 10:07 am on February 26th
Junkernier writes: This is gorgeous! Nice, nice job.
Posted: 7:53 am on November 4th
StrangeCargo writes: Jasmin, just two words for you: JUNK KARMA! What a find....


Posted: 4:19 pm on October 7th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you lovelies!!! I have my eyes open for more of these let me tell you! Love love love. Posted: 6:41 am on October 7th
gadgetsponge writes: Great piece. I like the swooping arches of the springs meeting the wood. And very nice, natural textures. Posted: 2:46 pm on October 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Unbelievably cool...! It is the PERFECT repurpose.


Posted: 10:05 am on October 6th
georgiamoon writes: OH-MY is CORRECT!!! This is super awesome and I love the way it turned out!!! Really great job!
Georgia Posted: 7:20 am on October 6th
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