Vintage foosball guys on 1920s pine with a found "men" sign. Continue reading "Men"
This piece was custom made for a loft in a former tobacco building in Downtown Durham for a space with a very unusual 60 degree corner. The building's outer walls were built to match the city street angles. Continue reading "60* Corner Cabinet with Pale Green Face"
This large wall art piece was custom made for a loft in a converted tobacco building in Downtown Durham. Continue reading "Wood Wall Art for Tobacco Building Loft"
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"
A golf art piece made with a collection of vintage ball markers and an antique Royal golf ball reclaimed knotty pine with found golf tees. Continue reading "Royal- Golf Wall Art"
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"
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 made this solo duck on a background of blue painted pine salvaged at Confluence, a really unusual and beautiful old blue color. The duck is made from 1920s pine flooring and a caster off of a salvaged piece of antique furniture. The beak is a railroad spike tip I framed the piece with thin strips of oak barn wood part of the floor of the old barn at Confluence. The blue plank that I used as a background was salvaged in the storage building behind one of the barns. I had enough of the blue to make three pieces – this duck and two birds. One of the birds was donated to the Eno River Association's 50th annual gala auction. This is one of those pieces that I finished on Friday and sold at market on Saturday, forgetting to take a photo first! The blue can be seen in this skinny bird: The duck was made like this duck:
Sweet barbed wire heart on 1940's pine kitchen cabinet wood with tin roofing, leather from a vintage golf club cover, and walnut veneer off of an antique dresser. The cotton candy button is from the Eugenia Baird collection, barbed wire off my land. All other parts salvaged and found around Durham and Efland by Yours Truly.
This sweet storage bench was custom made for Jesus and Clara of Durham NC. It features a 13" wide tongue and groove heart pine plank for the seat and 12" 100 year old southern yellow pine face and back. Continue reading "Storage Bench made from Antique Reclaimed Pine"