Junk Gypsee
Junk Gypsee
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Asked on Jun 26, 2013

Ugly Isn't It? Yes, That is Gutter Guard and Fluted Molding!

LgsmithMssmatchJunk Gypsee
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I'm starting this project tomorrow!! What do you think...olive/creme or charcoal/vintage white or maybe khaki/tangerine?? xoxo
Finished project
BEFORE: Very ugly, but I always did see the prince in the frog and this was a frog.
BEFORE: Very ugly, but I always did see the prince in the frog and this was a frog.
I had too many agendas in mind. Gender-friendly, very durable and can be used in any room in the house.
Total cost: $17.00 and 1 and 1/2 days..curing time included.  Loved every minute of it. xoxo
I had too many agendas in mind. Gender-friendly, very durable and can be used in any room in the house. Total cost: $17.00 and 1 and 1/2 days..curing time included. Loved every minute of it. xoxo
I painted, sealed, waxed and waxed again.  I added some hardware and used regular rope to finish to raw edges of the gutter guard. I only use epoxy and not hot glue where it can take the heat and humidity.
I painted, sealed, waxed and waxed again. I added some hardware and used regular rope to finish to raw edges of the gutter guard. I only use epoxy and not hot glue where it can take the heat and humidity.
19 answers
  • Z
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Great idea on the gutter guard JG! This is going to look cute in any color, but I vote for Olive and Cream. Olive is my favorite color. Well most greens, but I love olive!

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Going green...!!! xoxo Thanks Becky <3

  • Z
    on Jun 26, 2013

    You're quite welcome JG!

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Love the piece, it's so challenging! I vote for the charcoal and vintage white, though the olive and cream is a very close second. Can't wait to see the finished project. (If I'd seen this, I would have definitely bought it, too)

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I love challenging pieces Kathryn! Underdog Upcycling!! xoxo

  • Phil Miller
    on Jun 26, 2013

    it depends what outcome you are expecting. A blend with the building or a contrast to the building. White blends, while green contrast, You have taken the iron works off. Leave it off. I like the wood color but, if you must paint, paint it white and put olive green vase on one shelf. Brown and clear on the other shelves. A touch of yellow would make it pop.

  • Terra Gazelle
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I love the gutter guard...so ingenious. I would do the piece in olive, maybe with a undercoat of a tone darker than the olive..and dry brush the olive on top. Make the gutter guard look old with a bit of rubbed on stain. Porcelain knobs would look good.

  • Charmaine
    on Jun 26, 2013

    the green choice.

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Ok, I am chiming in here just so I get a notification and see what you do! Be sure to post a picture when you are done! love this piece! looks like really good wood too!

  • David
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Are you going to reuse the metal work? It adds a great primitive look.

  • Maggie Green
    on Jun 27, 2013

    Charcoal and vintage white with bright yellow or turquoise accents on shelves. Please post finished product! +

  • CC
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I love charcoal & white with pale yellow painted shelves. Can't wait to see the finish product. Please post!

  • Lgsmith
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I like the metal work too. Maybe put it over the gutter guard.. as a bold accent. With the olive paint, what about old, old copper color or bronze?

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 27, 2013

    Okay you awesome, creative geniuses...I've made a decision and it will be posted by the week-end. I've been working on it, but decided to sand it properly, layer the paints and finishes, wax it and then add the embellishments. Curing time is waiting time!! Thank you bunches for being part of this. In a way, it's your creation too!! xoxo

  • Sheila Spaulding
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I'd love to see your finished project!

  • Kimba
    on Jun 27, 2013

    I do like the gutter guard Idea

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 27, 2013

    Working on it right now...I'm turning this one on its head, literally. It requiring a lot more prep work than I realized...so I'm running behind...hoping that it will start taking shape tomorrow Sheila!! Gutter guard was my alternative to copper of sheet metal. Expensive!! This piece will be for sale and is not a custom order. I like to experiment with my own items and share some cost-saving ideas whenever I can. I'll break it down when it's completed! xoxo

  • Mssmatch
    on Jun 28, 2013

    is 'right now' June 28th? Anxious to see end result!

  • Lgsmith
    on Jun 28, 2013

    Can't wait to see it

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