Saturday, June 11, 2011

Junk style garden decor

I love this!  I had so much fun searching for the bits and pieces and putting this together.  One of the benefits of having a home built on an old barnyard is that there is a  junk pile in the trees.  I have fun stuff for projects at no cost.

From bare to embellished-

My husband found the nest laying on the ground and saved it for me.  The rusty hinge came off an wood object that I took apart for another project.  The bittersweet vine has been in my garage since a country art show last fall.   The base is an old mailbox stand that was leaning against the back of the shop.  It just needed to be shortened and a base added.  Some of the metal bits came from an old wagon wheel that fell apart.

 The birdhouse is one I bought at a flea market/craft sale and added a little rusty metal.

I haven't decided where this will find a home in my yard yet.  I do know it will look fine where ever it lands!

What do you think?  A keeper?! 
And take a peak at my next post to see the table I built.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

The Shabby Nest


  1. A keeper?!? That things'a work of art! :) LOVE it!


  2. Wonderfully done and so clever! I loved every bit of this project, including the cost. Each element complements the others, kudos!

  3. So cute; my favourite part is the keys hanging on the side! Love it! :)


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