Faucet Knob Art Pieces

March 31st, 2009 in member junk     
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As many of you know, I have a thing for metal faucet / valve knobs and usually come home from the junkyard with a bunch every week. In a previous post I showed and example of a wind chime and here are my latest wall art creations.
And here’s what we came up with: the first one includes many of my vintage hard to find knobs and the second one is a bit more colorful. All the knobs are steel and they are welded into a couple of cool cog-like items I found in a rusty pile of steel at (you guessed it) the junkyard.
Heres a shot of the smaller one with the more colorful knobs. It is about 15 across.
Chris made sure they had a handy hang hook and since not all knobs are created alike, he created some nifty stand offs so they would be out away from the wall.
I’m going to keep the large one but this one is going up in a show I’m doing for Earth Month.
As many of you know, I have a thing for metal faucet / valve knobs and usually come home from the junkyard with a bunch every week. In a previous post I showed and example of a wind chime and here are my latest wall art creations.

As many of you know, I have a thing for metal faucet / valve knobs and usually come home from the junkyard with a bunch every week. In a previous post I showed and example of a wind chime and here are my latest wall art creations.


As many of you know, I have a thing for metal faucet / valve knobs and usually come home from the junkyard with a bunch every week. In a previous post I showed and example of a wind chime and here are my latest wall art creations.


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Comments (20)

eliz2nd writes: wow! these are very very cool! Posted: 10:18 pm on May 31st
wildheart44 writes: i thank thats really cool . Posted: 11:47 pm on April 28th
CottageElements writes: Jenny, what an amazing piece this turned out to be! Love the rusty metal. Truly a work of art!

Lani Posted: 6:45 pm on April 4th
Chovey writes: Jenny!!! This is an AWESOME art piece!! KUDOS!!!
cynthia Posted: 6:21 pm on April 3rd
snowyowl writes: For some reason things like this of the past had more style and art to their design even if it was just a faucet. Today well - no comment. Ilove what you have done here putting this all together - really evokes a lot of memory for some of us and really begs a pircture or two in us - images of turning on water for the lawn, some business, drinking out of the hose, playing in the sprinkler - Posted: 9:09 am on April 3rd
MelHow writes: fabulous - this is up in the category my husband has for things he doesn't understand and I love - so cool.... Posted: 5:40 pm on April 2nd
shabbychick writes: Jenny - I can't believe all the different designs in those faucet handles...you've done them proud! Beautiful, rusty, fun!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:32 pm on April 1st
writes: JMS'ers,
Thanks so much for the compliments everyone! This was a fun one and I really enjoyed the results. Catbishop - to answer your question about welding: no, not yet - I want to, but JennyK & flames don't go together well without real training so my new best pal Chris the Welder has been doing my projects (and never raising an eyebrow with what I bring him :-))

And oldnews - thanks for posting not once but twice! WOW.

Yours in rust,

JennyK



Posted: 8:03 pm on April 1st
catbishop writes: Very cool! are you welding? Posted: 3:26 pm on April 1st
alicemom writes: Jenny,
I am amazed I just love them. I did not think I could love any thing better than the printer letter table........but now not so sure!
smiles,
Alice Posted: 3:10 pm on April 1st
JunkArchitect writes: I don’t know what it is about faucet knobs but I’ve always considered the older ones little pieces of art. As expected your creation is fantastic.

Jim
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 1st
monakent writes: My artwork (soft sculpture and werable art, now branching into the word of junk), has always favored "the circle" in some form or another (soft sculpture and werable art, now branching into the word of junk). So you can guess I am loving your work shown here!!! Wonderful - just wonderful. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 12:36 pm on April 1st
oldnews writes: I know I already commented once, but honestly, the more I look at these, the more I LOVE them! They really are beautiful! Marie Posted: 9:28 am on April 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I think these are in the top three of my favorite projects of yours!! Love the variety of the knobs. Not only will they look fab displayed on the wall...I also picture the one with legs sitting on a coffee table. Love these!!
Candy Posted: 8:43 am on April 1st
Carole_OR writes: Very cool! Posted: 1:30 am on April 1st
junkrat writes: those are YUMMY!! Posted: 11:17 pm on March 31st
StrangeCargo writes: A warm, wild, wonderful collection of unique and artful things. One faucet knob a tune... many, a symphony! THANKS. Posted: 9:39 pm on March 31st
csudderth writes: OHhhhhh, I like these. I've got a box of faucet knobs just waiting for this project
Christy Posted: 9:28 pm on March 31st
oldnews writes: Wow, these are awesome! They are absolutely wonderful to look at! Thanks for sharing them with us! Posted: 9:02 pm on March 31st
upyourattic writes: These sculptures are a real TURN ON !!!

I recently found 4 at a yard sale and was thrilled; now I see that I have a LONG way to go to say I have a collection

What a conversation starter!

I love it! Thanks for sharing and keeping up the awesome posts! I look so forward to seeing what you come up with!
Patti Posted: 7:45 pm on March 31st
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