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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Antique Chair Leg

You know you have done it too! You go out thrifting and yard saling and bring back that odd piece of something. Sometimes those are the pieces that inspire you the most. Sometimes they are the ones that sit in a corner waiting for you to think up that one creative thing that can turn it into beauty.

Last year, don't judge, I went to the Watertown Yard Sale in Tennessee. I was a little disappointed to see mostly venders set up but there were some that were the true yard salees!  I actually managed to come home with a few great pieces. Well they were great at the time!

This is one thing that I found

 It was an antique chair leg! I thought it was an interesting find.

Problem was it sat in a corner for a year! Then I decided what I wanted to do with it. I grabbed some barn wood and dry brushed some gesso on the front and wired it to the board.

I had a piece of brass and some new metal stamps that I wanted to use.

I went outside in the beautiful sunshine and stamped and hammered away!

This is what I came up with! I sweet saying to add to my art piece.

I hammered the brass and sanded it to look worn. "Where there is Faith love grows"

Then I attached my antique chair leg to it. Because I have stared at it for soooo long I love that it looked like a wooden cross.

I turned it upside down and tied it to the barn wood with nails and jute.

I love it next to the roses! It can be used as garden art or I can hang it on the wall. I attached a saw tooth hanger to the back just in case!

What do you think? Would you use this to hang on a wall or use it for garden art? You know me. I just like something out-of-the -box different!!!

Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has made!!!

WhipperberryMiss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog


TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello?? Hello??? Remember me??? If you do, do you forgive me for being so long gone??? So sorry my friend - just not getting the right balance these days, and then once I'm gone too long, I hesitate popping back in - especially if I don't have time to do a proper "catch up." See what being OCD will do to you. Anywho - I've spent some time "catching up" here now, although I spared you the agony of belated comments on long past posts. I see, though, that you continue to be fruitfully busy. Your creativity certainly hasn't run dry! I especially loved that nesting bird side table that you did with the chicken wire doors. Awesome!! And this sweet door cross is just as wonderful! I'd probably use it as garden art myself - although I would fantasize about a rustic little potting shed and having it on its door if wishes were horses.... ;o) Hope you can forgive me - and hope things are well in your world. (Bummer about that HGTV pilot....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is so cute! what a unique idea!!

outjunking said...

Garden cross for sure. I just love to find and put surprises in the garden.

Roisin said...

Unique and intersting. Garden--or maybe kitchen, but I go for garden.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks I like to try different things here! I am glad you stopped in!

Jackie said...

I really love what you did with the chair leg. It's something I would not have thought of! I really like the different things you try.

I will enjoy the day the Lord has given me! Amen!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks Jackie! I like to challenge myself!LOL If I did the same old things this blog would get boring! I like to keep people waiting to see what's next. I hope you become a follower and enjoy what you see! Always glad to have comments from everyone that stops by!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love it! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who picks things up and holds on to them until..... :)

Unknown said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog tonight. We have been gone on a 7 day cruise, so I have missed out on the ones since the chandy. Looks like you have been busy with fun projects!!!

barbandemily said...

I see your cross, but I also see an Edwardian lady. You know, corseted to make the small waist, long elegant skirt. I like your piece in the garden, but if you see the lady too, you could display wherever you would a dress form - laundry, bathroom,bedroom. Great piece! Barb

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Now that is the kind of thinking I like around here!!! Outside the box!! I see it and I might use that since I bought two that day! Thanks so much for stopping in!!

Unknown said...

Neat idea! I totally think it looks like a cross! Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!

Garage Sales R Us said...

Cute garden art! I have been trying to make my garden cute for so long and have given up so now! I am visiting form the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by and do the same.


Little Miss Maggie said...

Great idea, Deneen. I love crosses and this is a great one. A chair leg? I never would have thought of that one. Thanks for sending me the link.