What to do with a beloved--but broken--piece

July 7th, 2013 in member junk     
katetier katetier, member
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When this bird bath succumbed to rust, I couldnt bear to throw it away, didnt want to paint it, and had no idea what to do with it.
The thing is...I really like rust. It occurred to that the perfect place for it would be as part of my yard-to-garden transformation. Of course, it cost nothing and I spent a whole five minutes moving it and getting it in the perfect position.
I still had the base, which I also liked, and incorporated it into my wall of weirdness, a collection that includes plates, signs, rusty pans and hardware, and things that I can only guess what purpose they served. Hiding behind it are retired flamingos.
When this bird bath succumbed to rust, I couldnt bear to throw it away, didnt want to paint it, and had no idea what to do with it.

When this bird bath succumbed to rust, I couldn't bear to throw it away, didn't want to paint it, and had no idea what to do with it.

Photo: Royal Flamingo Works, LLC

Sometimes upcycling and repurposing requires a mere change of geography. So when my lovely old bird bath could no longer stand, I found a fitting retirement home for it. The hardest part was getting it in the exact right position in relation to the plants. Not exactly rocket science (maybe closer to brain surgery).


Pattern or design used: My own design - Bob Etier
posted in: member junk, bird bath, iron, repurpose, reuse, yard art, upcycle, garden art, DIY, home dec, recycle

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