Monday, June 6, 2011

Fireplace screen fun

Call me crazy. Yep, I'm a crazy girl. Crazy Junk Girl. That's me! This found object - the front "face" of a tractor - in my mind was an awesome junk-yard find from the moment my eyes caught sight of it- bird poop and all!


I gotta admit I knew exactly what this cool item would be "repurposed" into. When turned over I saw it had this cool "shelf"...hmmmm!




After a dang good cleaning and a few coats of polyurethane, she was ready to go!







Ahhh...rust perfection!
Now, ideally this tractor grill-turned-fireplace screen would be perfect placed in front of a faux fireplace. But, after spiffing her up I placed her in front of my working fireplace, just to give you the idea of how she looks.

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I think she's pretty darn cool.

Another thought I had is to hang it above a boys' bed (minus the candles), or on a wall in an office or den...whatcha think?




Hey - don't be afraid to show your crazy side!

12 comments:

  1. Oh I do like that...just as it is.

    Jan

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  2. FABULOUS! I love rust so much, I feel like it symbolizes nostalgia.

    Keep up the awesome work, you have a great eye for creating things!

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  3. that is AWESOME!!!
    What a great piece and I love it as a screen, too cool
    AMy

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  4. I love it! Hanging on the wall sounds like something I'd do....just to make people go hmmm.

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  5. love it. very unique. you definitely had the eye for this one.
    lauren

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  6. yeah pretty darn cool! I love it!

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  7. What a great find..I love it..
    Janet

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  8. Totally something I would do!
    Susan @ homeroad.net

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  9. This is awesome Andrea! Love the rusty color!

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  10. That is crazy fantastic if anything! YOU are crazy fantastic! Love. It.

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  11. Way kewl! I think that this would be great hanging on a wall, but I really like it with the candles. The rusty patina is so incredible!! Whatever you decide, it's a great find!! ~Leena~

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