This is not the best ever, but I love it. I found a lamp at my fave thrift store about two months ago. It is made of cast iron I think. Very heavy. Its covered with pretty bamboo leaves. I wanted a bamboo shade but couldn't find one that didn't cost a ton of money. . I did find a used little wicker basket that I painted. I took an old cruddy little lampshade and tore it apart
and saved the rings for later use. I had to retro fit the parts to fit a smaller shade but it was super easy. The total cost for the lamp and basket was about 3 dollars.
We had an old cast iron wood stove in our garage, but never used it because the bottom was rusted out, so hubby took the pieces to the scrapyard. However, I kept these fabulous doors and feet! I thought about creating recycled wood frames and hanging the doors up as wall art, but I wanted to see if any other creative folks out there could help me think of other options? As for the feet, I may use them under a large potted plant, but I am open to suggestions about those too. I can't wait to see what great ideas pop up!
Commented on Mar 19, 2013
Distressed wood added to frame these you can create a one of a kind headboard...
These are all in the garden now instead of in the back of my closet! The one in the back and on the sides were candle holders and I turned them upside down to hold the pots. The one in the middle was a toilet tissue holder. I now holds two pots. Yes, you see a vase with shiny ornaments in it to add some prettiness and light until my flowers arrive.
I scored these tractor seats for 15.00 for the four on Hometalk outing this summer! Honey has made me three stools out of them using the seats I found and disks for the base from some old
farm equipment a friend had. I have included a few pictures as he built them. I can't decide if I should paint them or just knock off the rust and seal them. I am using them on one side of the Turquoise Island. #Love2Repurpose#recycle