"Give" for Kelsey

January 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
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Give for Kelsey is made using a vintage radiator grate, old copper flashing, brass tacks, and ceramic hands.
It was important to incorporate Kelseys favorite colors of rust, green, copper and umber and after a bit of elbow grease, I felt the grate did a beautiul job.
I attached the grate to an old oak box and put some copper flashing with a great old patina between the wood and the grate. Star washers on each corner finished it off nicely.

"Give for Kelsey" is made using a vintage radiator grate, old copper flashing, brass tacks, and ceramic hands.

It was important to incorporate Kelsey's favorite colors of rust, green, copper and umber and after a bit of elbow grease, I felt the grate did a beautiul job.

I attached the grate to an old oak box and put some copper flashing with a great old patina between the wood and the grate. Star washers on each corner finished it off nicely.


This piece was commissioned by a gal to give to her daughter Kelsey. She saw my original "give" piece and was so taken by it that she asked me to create another one especially for her.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, green, gold-metallic

Comments (21)

writes: Janis!
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful comments. I really appreciate it :-)

Here's to a wonderful 2010 filled with oodles of junk & fun.

XO Jenny K Posted: 10:54 am on January 6th
RustyDiva writes: Lovin every rusty inch of this piece!! Beautiful job.

Kenda Posted: 10:59 am on January 4th
concretenprimroses writes: Very cool and beautiful!
I have a couple of small grates in the cellar that my dh just advised me that I should sand and paint shiney black. He He. Just hope he doesnt' decide to do it for me.
Kathy Posted: 8:04 am on January 4th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Jenny, I like what you did with that crate. I see alot of them here in Kansas, but what you did with that is really beautiful.GREAT JOB.Robert. Posted: 9:10 pm on January 2nd
Clickart writes: Love it! I have a few old grates and it's great to see how creative you've been in putting them to use... I'll have to drag mine out of their hiding place and see what happens. Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 8:09 pm on January 2nd
piecesofthepast writes: Great piece! Where did you find the hands? Posted: 5:34 pm on January 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: I love old grates, and your display is simple and wonderful.
Nice job!

dana Posted: 4:40 pm on January 2nd
Cocalotta writes:

I love the simple elegance of this project! In fact, I
have a pair of hands similar so I might try something
similar. Love the color combination! Great style. Posted: 4:28 pm on January 2nd
oldnews writes: gorgeous! The grate is absolutely spectacular! What a beautiful piece! Marie Posted: 4:02 pm on January 2nd
monakent writes: This was posted a little before I joined and let me tell you....I am SOOO glad this got featured, so I can see the beauty of this piece. Amazing!!! LOVE the rust, the colors and the overall look of the piece. What a wondeful gift!!! gailmarie Posted: 3:50 pm on January 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Jenny K posted many fabulous projects in 2009, and I have to say that I have many, many favorites!! The piece that we are featuring today is one of my favorites. Jenny K has such an amazing gift of putting meaning in each of her pieces and I love the unique combination of items she always uses.
Looking forward to seeing lots more of her art in 2010!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 12:45 pm on December 19th
piecesofthepast writes: Where do you find the hands? Are they part of a statue? I think this is so pretty! Posted: 6:46 pm on February 13th
janwinn writes: Oh this is so sweet and beautiful. What a great gift. Posted: 4:49 am on February 10th
bridiemurphy writes: This is precious...love the colors and the title! Posted: 7:01 pm on February 9th
MelHow writes: I love the contrast between the porcelain and the rust... Posted: 5:03 pm on February 9th
Junkpony writes: Wonderful piece - I love the contrast of the delicate ceramic hands against the weathered grate. I'm always on the hunt for 'extra hands' - haven't been this lucky yet! Posted: 1:48 pm on February 9th
MimiToria writes: I love this art piece, Jenny. The patina on the grate is awesome, and it just all came together so well. Kelsey should love it.
Gretchen

mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com Posted: 7:10 pm on February 8th
CreepinJen writes: Don't you ever wonder how the original designers of old register grates would react - seeing the beautiful artwork they inspire? Posted: 6:27 pm on February 8th
fellowjunker writes: I have so been missing your posts Jenny, and was so happy to see 4 this am. You have been busy!!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! I have been on the lookout for some ceramic hands, as yours have inspired me.
I just love all the elements you use.
xojanis Posted: 11:49 am on February 8th
junkjunkie writes: This is so beautiful - and not "over done". I love it.
Patty B Posted: 10:41 am on February 8th
irishrovr writes: You have a way with rust! I love your style!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:24 am on February 8th
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