One to grow on...

March 30th, 2010 in member junk     
ninnarae ninnarae, member
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All assembled and hanging on the wall
back end of a rusty toy truck and some kind of a burner rack (I think)...
bolted together, it sits like a little wheelbarrow
from my old letters stash
or it can sit on a tabletop...
All assembled and hanging on the wall

All assembled and hanging on the wall

I went to my first garage sale of the season the other day, and in the "FREE" box was the back end of an old rusty child's toy truck!  My immediate thought was what a cute planter it would make, but I decided to expand on that idea.  I used an old burner rack, of some sort, as a back support- once drilled and bolted together, it was like a little wheelbarrow.  I added the word "GROW" from old letters.  It can hold a little plant by hanging on the wall or sitting on a tabletop.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - one to grow on
posted in: member junk, tabletop, artwork, plant holder, shelf, letters

Comments (13)

BonnieLeeB writes: I love it on the table. So cute!!!! Posted: 8:34 pm on April 15th
chippingcharm writes: This is way too very clever! Laurel Posted: 8:16 am on April 2nd
Christina_S writes: Fabulous creation!! Posted: 11:27 am on April 1st
54girl writes: This is just so darn cute!! My husband dose old toys and probably had some of these laying around that he would of thrown out too. Would never thought to do something like this. Very clever!! Posted: 4:52 pm on March 31st
fellowjunker writes: This is absolutely adorable...what a find, and what a great project!
xojanis Posted: 1:04 pm on March 31st
alicemom writes: Oh my gosh!!!!!!
That is just darn cute.................Just goes to show you ..................FREE to FAB!!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:52 am on March 31st
RustyDiva writes: Too too cute!!! Way to think outside the box on this one. Great idea ! Posted: 10:34 am on March 31st
shabbychick writes: This is rusty-ness at its very cleverest (Is that a word? It should be...)!! LOVE it!!

What a great find - and free too!! It's so cool that it can be hung on a wall or used on a tabletop.

Thanks bunches for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:29 am on March 31st
racers7 writes: That is funky! I love the rustiness. Melody Posted: 9:21 am on March 31st
JustEnoughAntiques writes: It's garage sale season and contagious spring fever is spreading! Love what you did with these pieces & parts. Aren't freebie boxes just the best! Well done junk sister. Posted: 7:28 am on March 31st
oldnews writes: What a wonderful, creative planter! I think I could have looked at these seperate pieces all day and never come up with this - It's so cute! Putting that fern in it just made it come alive! LOVE it! Marie Posted: 1:05 am on March 31st
junkermidge writes: Linda, that is just so darn cute. I love it! What good vision you had to put that together. And free! Great job.
Midge Posted: 11:22 pm on March 30th
carolinagram writes: I absolutely love this! So clever! I'll be on the lookout for old rusty little toy trucks!! Posted: 7:08 pm on March 30th
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