Vintage foosball guys on 1920s pine with a found "men" sign. Continue reading "Men"
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"
This is a series of birds made from a batch of fingernail scissors left behind at my Efland Shop by the former owner, David Baird Sr. I made seven of these, and that was all the scissors. They were very popular and sold quickly each time I finished one. I even had a wait list for a brief time! All the same theme and made from the same materials, all slightly different. Continue reading "Blue Birds with Scissor Beaks"
A golf tee mandala made in December 2015. This one's on reclaimed wood and wrapped with salvaged tin nailed on with copper tacks. Continue reading "Abe & Red, White, and Blue Golf Tee Mandala"
I had a Bengal club, so it seemed right to make it into a cat! Continue reading "Bengal- Golf Folk Art"
A dragonfly that started with a meat fork found in a barn at the continent salvage site. This ancient rusty fork had a really cool yellow color on the handle and I happen to have two pieces of 1920s baseboard made perfect wings to make it into a dragonfly. There's a little brass widget that makes a face. I have no idea what these are but I found 5200 of them in the same barn at the Albright farmstead. I'm out of the dragonfly on a piece of 100-year-old Southern yellow Pine salvaged at the Southern Drive site in Efland along the railroad tracks. The piece measures about 12" x 30" and was purchased by Mrs. Burrows when she came to visit my Efland shop.
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