Yard Art??

September 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
BillyJo BillyJo, member
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This grate must be from a furnace or stove.  I bought at an auction a few weeks ago for $2.50.  I had to have it. It seemed to have a heart of its own. LOL.  I decided to cover an new plastic cover for an underground drain spout.  Other attempts at covering failed but this held up to flash flood rains we had 2 days ago.  Woo HOO!
This is what I had done a few years ago with a stove top from my grandmas farm dumps.    It too covers a drain cover at the ground level and is used to step on too!  Wish I had to top part too! 
I had an order for 30 of these shelves made plain without the decor. I had an old pie tin and a pick.   The bag was a bubble gum said Gold Mine  This one I gave to her as a gift for her order!
I have a passion for grilling with fruit woods.  I was given 15 sections of cedar fence.  I used 2 section to make this wood storage rack.  The dividers are removable and/or adjustable.  I have started filling it with cherry,  appricot, apple and peach wood.  It sure cleaned up the back of the shed.
Yeah, I know!  Everyone has butterfly houses.  I have always want to make one.   This one is made with cedar scraps, fence boards and a roof off of one of those factory birdhouses that was damaged in shipment.  The pol is a recycled lamp stand I striped down the fancy part for another project.
This grate must be from a furnace or stove.  I bought at an auction a few weeks ago for $2.50.  I had to have it. It seemed to have a heart of its own. LOL.  I decided to cover an new plastic cover for an underground drain spout.  Other attempts at covering failed but this held up to flash flood rains we had 2 days ago.  Woo HOO!

This grate must be from a furnace or stove.  I bought at an auction a few weeks ago for $2.50.  I had to have it. It seemed to have a heart of its own. LOL.  I decided to cover an new plastic cover for an underground drain spout.  Other attempts at covering failed but this held up to flash flood rains we had 2 days ago.  Woo HOO!


These are a few things I have been working on.  Been getting the yard ready for winter.  Every fall we get a flock of monarch butterflies come through to eat on our flowers.  I made it in time this year.  Thanks for the inspiration.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, wood, cottage, candle holder, country, garden, outdoor spaces, shelf, cast iron-metallic

Comments (3)

Lauretta writes: I love this piece....I'm jealous! A great rusty piece like this is hard to find! Posted: 8:44 am on October 31st
MakinItHappen writes: So cool; love it all, especially the heart stove door. Posted: 11:56 am on September 3rd
RustyDiva writes: Cool stuff. Love the rusty metal! Posted: 11:22 am on September 3rd
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