A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

March 31st, 2014 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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With all the snow weve been having, I needed some flowers to make me think of spring!
Some of my supplies, the gas can cover, beads, wire, and a glass that will serve as a vase insert.  My cat Jazzy was so curious as to what I was up to, she wouldnt get out of the picture.  That Darn Cat!  Wait....isnt that a movie?  Ha!
With the wire and beads I created a flower that will serve as an embellishment.
Have you ever tried these Hercules Hooks?  Love!!  Theyll be perfect to hold this rather heavy piece.
The pre-made holes on this piece will be perfect to hang it.
Just an old Ikea glass was used as a vase insert. 
Love the colors of these flowers....a present from my hubby on this snowy winter day.
And there ya be.  From gas can cover to wall pocket.
My chalkboard wall is starting to take shape with some added accessories.
This old metal whatchamacallit will work great for an additional message holder.  Lookie here...an upcoming event!
I had to share this fun vintage card I recently purchased.  They had almost every town in MN.  After a little digging (okay maybe a lot), I was able to find a neighboring town. 
With all the snow weve been having, I needed some flowers to make me think of spring!

With all the snow we've been having, I needed some flowers to make me think of spring!

Well actually in it's former life I was told it was some type of gas can cover.  But with it's perfect patina and pre-made holes, a wall pocket was a perfect reuse!  And my chalkboard wall off the kitchen was in need of some additional accessories.....

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, cottage, plant holder, vase, glass, whimsical, white, kitchen, black, farm, green, brown, contemporary, jar, cast iron-metallic, lime

Comments (14)

gadgetsponge writes: You definitely maxed out the potential on this one Lanette and did it very well. What a perfect way to use the cylinder cap! Posted: 7:47 am on April 10th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, Robert. You're so sweet. God bless you, too!

Lani Posted: 8:20 am on April 2nd
CottageElements writes: With the extremely long winter we have been having, I decided to go back into my own personal archives and find a fun "springy" post! I hope this will put a little "spring" in your step this dreary Monday morning...ha! It was one I originally did on February 22nd, 2011. And I know we are ALL anxious for a little warmer weather to be upon us...especially those of us here in Minnesota!!! Happy Spring!

Lani Posted: 1:37 pm on March 31st
CottageElements writes: Thanks, StrangeCargo, for letting me know what it was! I knew someone on here could tell me :-)

Lani Posted: 12:41 pm on March 11th
junkermidge writes: That is hilarious! I love it! I can so picture it as the cap on those propane tanks. But I like it so much better your way. Perfect!
Midge Posted: 3:55 pm on February 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Love your creation and the rusty finish on the cylinder cap. Tough piece to repurpose but you really pulled it off.

Posted: 6:54 am on February 23rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: lani,
how cute! it is a perfect springy accessory for your chalkboard wall. you're such a clever girl!
judi ;) Posted: 4:55 pm on February 22nd
StrangeCargo writes: Hi Lani, your cover is actually a bottled gas cylinder cap. Your creation is beautiful and inspiring.... As usual. Thank you. Posted: 4:10 pm on February 22nd
Bec4 writes: I adore the wire flower! Posted: 3:37 pm on February 22nd
makinthemostofit writes: It's funny how when I see something that someone else has cleverly put together it makes me smile...I am grinning on this one. It's perfect. Posted: 2:52 pm on February 22nd
Meadowview_Farm writes: Fabulous...simply fabulous.
Kari Posted: 10:16 am on February 22nd
RustyDiva writes: LOVE the very creative vase! It goes perfect on your chalk wall. Great job on the little flower too.

Kenda Posted: 7:04 am on February 22nd
KMcG73 writes: Ohhhh wow! Luv, luv, luv it all - especially that wire flower you made and that chalkboard is so very awesome! Posted: 5:35 am on February 22nd
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