Thursday, May 23, 2013

Found Free on the Side of the Road: New DIY Project

DIYers dream is finding stuff on the side of the road. Sometimes it's all about timing. I scored big recently  driving by somebody who was cleaning out their garage. “Free?” I asked. “Yes,” she said, “take it all.” I was so excited I thought I was going to pee my pants! Here’s a teaser of my first DIY project for the trade magazine, Today’s Vintage. It’s an old cast iron ground cover plate and  I have 9 more just like it. What would you use them for? 


Anonymous said...

The obvious thing would be "stepping stones" on a path. But how about assembling them in an informal "sculpture" on a wall, all touching at some point but with an irregular outline to the whole piece and spaces inside it, Mondrian style.

Audrey Trubshaw, a fan

pink*cherub*moon said...'d be cute with a candle tucked behind it. Maybe use them to tile a small table top or tray. Center some inside ornate frame, one per frame, like they're floating in the center of the glass, maybe each painted a different color (set of 3 perhaps, not all of them), make some type of garden art, wind chimes or an art piece that clangs when it rains? Let us know what you do please! Hugs, Leena

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