A medium sized piece of folk art on a section of an antique pine door with safety deposit box keys, heart pine flooring tongues, allen wrenches, and a frame made out of poplar crib legs from the 1960s. A metal Oreo ad and an ornate switch plate sit in the center. Continue reading "Oreo"
I have a great collection of vintage and foreign coins at my shop. I love to use them as accents and highlights in my folk art pieces. Continue reading "Coins"
Spice/ Display racks made from a collection of salvaged drawers out of vintage kitchen cabinets and furniture. This is a five piece batch made from a variety of dumpster-dived and curb-picked drawers from the Durham area. Continue reading "Spice/ Display Racks"
lath laTH/ noun 1. a thin flat strip of wood, especially one of a series forming a foundation for the plaster of a wall or the tiles of a roof, or made into a trellis or fence. Continue reading "Lath salvage"
Another of my heart series with a cornbread mold cast heart on a pretty piece of 1920s pine baseboard with a guitar string wreath. Continue reading "Guitar String Heart"
I used to perform a lot as a musician and have plenty of old guitar strings lying around, but I've traded guitar playing for making folk art. I am grateful to my friends Art and Nancy, who both actively play in bands for saving their old guitar and bass strings for me. Continue reading "Guitar String Patrons"
A dragonfly made from a curb-picked croquet stick and more insects out of chair legs and slats. Continue reading "Yard Art made from Reclaimed Wood"
This is a piece that uses one of my cool vintage coins as it's centerpiece along with some great salvaged wood and metal elements. Continue reading "Eagle’s Nest"
A salvaged putter on 100 year old barnwood with barbed wire legs and pallet wood wings.
- Barnwood- Efland, NC
- Barbed Wire- From my 3 acre place in Efland.
- Foremost putter head from a Durham Thrift store.
I love golf and I love that collecting vintage golf clubs is part of my work! I get them from the thrift stores and metal yards around Durham, and I'm usually visiting one of these places each week as I go through dozens of clubs a month. I've come to know the best places to find the coolest clubs, the prices at each place, and I even have "insider deals" at some places because I'm a volume buyer! I like to get the stainless steel irons for my golf plaques and the pretty, colorful, vintage woods to make into snails.