Vintage foosball guy in a field of corn near Nashville? Continue reading "Nashville"
This is one of a batch of four golf tee mandalas that I made in December 2015. This one has a Lang's mayonnaise cap on it with a rubberstamp pricing it at $.47. Continue reading "Lang’s Golf Tee Mandala"
This is the fourth in a series of benches made from curb – picked chairs. Of the other three, one resides in Durham, another in Cary, and the third is at The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. Continue reading "Chair Bench iv- reclaimed Wood Bench made from found bits"
I gave myself the gift of an art day and made this batch of birds and some other fun stuff. I used some salvaged faucet handles, old paintbrushes, a drill bit, vintage buttons, clothes pins, a railroad spike tip, and of course, cool reclaimed wood! Two of the birds sit on knotty pine that came from reclaimed kitchen cabinets that we used for my mom's tiny house. The other bird is on an oak drawer side from a salvaged dresser.
This folk art piece gets its name from the jar lid in the center, which I found in a barn. I don't know the age, or what it's a jar lid for, but it's cool. I found it at the Albright Farm. The background is a piece of oak barnwood from the Finley Barn in Cedar Grove, NC. I framed it with 1920s lath. I found the 45 record at Grannies Panties in Durham. It's a vintage kids' record with Polly Wolly Doodle and other songs on it. I added guitar strings around the border. The trivet also came from Grannies Panties. I love the way the colors and textures work together in this one. Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/274114832/shall-we-dance
I was able to salvage multiple truckloads of beautiful old wood and rusty metal artifacts from this site prior to the demolition of the buildings. There were two barns and a farmhouse plus multiple smaller buildings that were demolished by the Eno River Association due to their advanced state of decay and the Association's desire for safety as the 100 acre property transitions into it's new life as a natural area that will host educational programs and hikes. It is a special site where two forks of the Eno converge. Below is a gallery of images of the buildings and some of the things I've made from the materials gathered there. A big thank you to the Eno Association for allowing me to save and give new life to some of the beautiful old wood and artifacts![robo-gallery id="244"]
These are one of a kind, handmade tiny folk art decor pieces. Continue reading "Tiny Salvaged Hearts"