Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"De-purposed" junk!

You're familiar with the terms de-ice, defrost, decompress? In each action verb you're "un-doing" something. I checked with Webster's New World dictionary from 1982 (yes, my most up-to-date edition) and was unable to find "de-purpose" but for all practical reasons here today I'm declaring it a word, unless Webster has done so since the 80's. Why, you say? Because today I found this outside...it was once a garden angel made out of salvaged metal and an old wooden finial. Junk...it was repurposed junk. It is now "de-purposed," and this is just how I found her. Somebody has some 'splainin to do.

If you look closely, you'll see that whoever dismantled my angel also took a big bite out of the fence. And, you can't see it here, but there are tire tracks in the vicinity that very closely match those of our snow blower.

This is the kind of thing that keeps us junkers working. This is why we have to keep doing what we're doing.....because someone out there keeps un-doing it! Yes, she's been degraded, defiled, deformed, defaced and is now defective...but she deserves another chance and will be repurposed into something useful, decorative, delightful, and once again devine! Stay tuned for the re-purpose. And...if you're so inclined, send me some great ideas for her!!


  1. how DARE the snowblower do such a thing! (Cory's in t-r-o-u-b-l-e!) :)

    I can't wait to see what kind of wonderfulness you pull together with this.


  2. Girls,
    We think you are all so creative...we have given you an award, go to our blog to see http://www.funkyjunksisters.blogspot.com

  3. WooHoo...WooHoo!!!! An award?????YIPPEE!!!! I gotta let the girls know!!! It's our first award, you know!!!! Cassie, I think the ex-splain-nation is that the snow was in the poor mans eyes. Make something cute with it...hurry, hurry.

  4. I would almost bet that the snow-blower guy may just deny the charges? Or better yet...maybe come home with some delightful spring flowers? ;-)

    And...since I'm in the betting mood...I would bet that your angel will look even more heavenly than before!

    Congrats on your girls' award!!! Celebrate!

  5. Hmmm.... sounds like the anonymous damage that happens around here on occassion from grandkids and kids! Sconce (punched tin) ? Flowers? Could it hold a mason jar? New and improved angel? Or would that be old and roughed up angel? Have a happy day!

  6. You could take the scalloped edged piece and attach it to a board for a wall pocket. You could also do that with the other metal piece, add a wood bottom to it. congrats on your award. Also I like the eye candy--especially the arched shutter.


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