Do you see what I see?????

March 1st, 2009 in member junk     
csudderth csudderth, member
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Check out all the minnow buckets.  I use them when I weld my little fishing guys and also for flowers.
I use shovels for the bodies of some of my welded people.
I just love these spindles.  I use them for the bases for my bird baths and also as candle holders.
I dont really use these star things for my welded people but I have some above my kitchen cabinets.  Couldnt pass them up!

This junking community is truly a bunch of unique creative individuals.  I have all my metal junk stacked (I use that word very loosely) behind my shop.  It had really become an eyesore and my husband was beginning (use that word loosely too!) to complain.  I bought some shelving and decided to get myself and my junk organized.  I sorted it out and put it all out under the tree.  After I was done sorting I looked at all that junk and wondered what all of you would see when you looked at it.  It's obvious from all the posts that people see different things when looking at the same piece of junk.  Some of the ideas you come up with are amazingly creative.  So I just wondered--What do you see?  Almost all of this came from the salvage yard.  Stay tuned to see how it looks AFTER I get it organized on my new shelves!

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Comments (17)

ClassyLadyJen writes: I Love the rusty thingies. I would put three or four on the dining room table and put candles on them.

Nice! Posted: 4:07 pm on March 5th
shabbychick writes: Christy...holy cow!!! You've got a lot 'o' junk - I mean...creative building materials...(but, you can never have too much...). I'd be jumping right in the middle of it all - love the spindles (I'd use a couple for stands for gazing balls in the garden), and the star thingies would look great hanging anywhere - inside or outside.

Can't wait to see how you arrange/organize it all (maybe just start hanging it from your tree...or, maybe your hubby wouldn't think that was such a great idea...?)

Thanks for sharing (did I say share??? OK, I'm sure there's a caravan on the way - from all the other envious comments I read!) :)

Kathy Posted: 8:53 am on March 5th
JunkMama1 writes: I see a junkers paradise...the first thing that came to mind was the ability to make an awesome rustic table! Have fun! Posted: 11:28 pm on March 4th
CreepinJen writes: What a great pile of stuff! I think I see a couple red tractor seats which I'd sweet talk a welder into making a couple bar stools from. **I have stuck shovel heads into garden corners to use as hose guards. **There's a restaurant near my house which has lamp shades made from old minnow buckets. They're used as hanging lights over the tables.
~ Carrie Posted: 6:39 pm on March 3rd
tami4gsd writes: Those star thingys leaning against the tree are exactly what I have been lookng for. I want to paint them bright colors & add a smaller sprocket or gear to the center painted a different color. I want to attach them to my privacy fence & then paint "stems" on the fence for some great garden junk flowers.
I have junk envy here!! Posted: 4:00 pm on March 3rd
irishrovr writes:
My eyes just got as big as silver dollars! What a yummy bonanza you have there!

Eileen Posted: 3:49 pm on March 3rd
georgiamoon writes: This is a junkers dream right here in front of our eyes. Pinch me! I think we all would love to come over to LOOK at you stuff...with wads of $$$$$ in our hot little hands! Begging you to just part with one tiny thing. You gotcha some goodies goin'on girl! Georgia Posted: 12:46 pm on March 3rd
CottageElements writes: Wow! What a stash of goodies! We need to do a road trip! Awesome stuff . . . we need to visit you and Jenny! We could all come and play!

Lani Posted: 12:44 am on March 3rd
Chovey writes: Can I come play in your yard??lol
cynthia Posted: 8:46 pm on March 2nd
OldBarnRescue writes: Great pile!! Endless possibilities! I agree that the round metal things that look like movie reels could go on the wall just as is! -- or one would be cool as a large clock! Could they also be paired with the spindles and made into small stands or tables? Can't tell how large they are. (They could be great displays, adding height on a mantle, bookshelf, etc) Love the stars just as they are, too, or again one would make a great clock. Great metal baskets -- so many storage options! Look forward to seeing what you do. Posted: 1:43 pm on March 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Love your pile of treasures!!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:21 am on March 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh goodness, gracious!! I LOVE the frilly-edged large round piece to the right of the light cages!! Add a mirror insert. Also any of the round pieces in the same photo that resemble movie reels. I'd have to poly them and hang them on my wall. Egads!! I'd be in heaven.

I always thought a stacked minnow bucket floor lamp would be cool. I have the same metal bicycle basket but would love your gym baskets.

You are a junk queen!

Posted: 10:23 am on March 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: I needed to sit down after seeing your junk pile too. I see lamps, tables, plant stands, wall hangings, sconces, shades, it just never ends. If I came across all this junk I’d have to start performing CPR on myself!

The hose reel in the background would make an incredible coffee table base or floor lamp.

Posted: 10:02 am on March 2nd
suewhitney writes: I see an awesome pile of junk with an amazing amount of potential! Wow, I'm with Jenny...I need to sit down for a bit. It's been a long winter here so I haven't had the opportunity to see such a wonderful collection of stuff in the rough like this for awhile. Thanks! Can't wait to see what you do.

Take care and have fun!


Posted: 8:12 am on March 2nd
junkermidge writes: Oh, wow! What a beautiful pile of junk! The first thing that jumps out at me is the stars. I LOVE them! If they're big enough, they would make great tabletops if you add a round piece of glass. The trash can upside down like that could be the base for a different table. The shovel heads could even be funky feet for a table. (I must have table on the brain.) Great pile of minnow buckets, I have a hard time getting them at a good price. Great for flower arrangements, but they also make great lamp bases, wall sconces or funky birdhouses. I've never had the metal spindles, but I love what I've seen others do with them. Maybe for a table setting to add height, especially when paired with round holey things. I like the round cagey thing with the cone top, too. Something with a light or candle? Great post, Christy. I'm anxious to see everyone's ideas.

Posted: 10:36 pm on March 1st
writes: Oh honey. My heart skipped a beat when I looked over your photos. WOW!

I see a gate made out of the shovel ends, a bird bath out of the star things - perhaps stacked on the spools that are welded together and are those light cages in the foreground for sale?? :-)

I need to go sit down for a minute...

:-) JennyK Posted: 10:31 pm on March 1st
alicemom writes: WOW! I just love looking at all that good junk! I will waiting to see what great things you do.
alice Posted: 10:02 pm on March 1st
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