O Stove Grate Christmas Trees...

December 20th, 2014 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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The hardest ones  first...what would you have done??
First I used some super strong plumbing goop to add some chippy hardware to cover up the antenna like opening at the  top...
...and then, I just  happened to have a couple matching planters.  The base of the grate/burner fit  right inside...meant to be??  I used a little more goop to hold it in place  too.

I added some  rocks...because they were a little top-heavy.

Some greens and a  little embellishing...which you know I love :)

Finished...OK, 2 down 1 to go...

This one came a little  easier for me...

More crusty  hardware...placed like so...to complete the tree-like look.

And some more do dads  :)

and Challenge  Complete :)

I was given these "tree-like" stove grates by our friends Larry and Cindy of the Country Junk Sale...and issued the "challenge" of what to do with them. Here's what I came up with...

What would you have done?? Do tell :)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: member junk, seasonal, tabletop, christmas, stove grates; burners, decor, trees

Comments (9)

chippingcharm writes: Thanks everybody!! Who has more fun that us?? GREAT idea Jim! I never would have thought of that!! Merry Christmas everyone :) Laurel Posted: 5:01 pm on December 8th
suewhitney writes: I'm with Artteachergirl. All I see are Christmas trees. Well done, my friend!

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 10:37 am on December 8th
gadgetsponge writes: The always talented Laurel! These are great. What great pieces of vintage iron to start with. Posted: 5:12 am on December 7th
CottageElements writes: Love the stove burners!! I have a set that look like flowers, not trees. They are very fun...they're like a piece of art!

Lani Posted: 6:31 am on December 5th
NDJunkGirl writes: Very cool! Happy December!

-Andrea Posted: 1:33 pm on December 4th
Junkpony writes: Great idea... and yes, rocks come in handy for many junk projects! Posted: 12:00 pm on December 4th
JunkArchitect writes: Well your little tree is the perfect holiday junk creation but you did ask the question "What would you have done".

So here's my idea. Mount both burners vertically to a 1x6 the width of a paper towel roll and lay a wooden dowel in the curved tops. Now you have a paper towel holder with a kitchen theme.


Posted: 10:33 am on December 4th
georgiamoon writes: SUPER cute...I wouldn't do anything differently! I love them,
Georgia Posted: 7:06 am on December 4th
artteachergirl writes: What stove grates? All I see are Christmas Trees! Wonderful!! Posted: 6:55 am on December 4th
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