Rustic Salvaged Art
Rustic Garden Art Lantern
I'm notorious for making really cool planters and other garden art out of pretty much anything that other people see as trash.
I have no pride - I'll ask if I can scrounge through whatever they're throwing out, and usually I walk away with a big grin and some obscure item that has the potential for being made into a piece of art.
I feel sorry for other people without the imagination to see unique and inspirational garden funk.
Here's a really fun project that I made with an old lantern type light fixture. The price written on a piece of tape was $50.00 - I would never have paid that, but the person who had hoarded it for however long finally decided to get rid of it.
I had seen it stuffed in a box and coveted it.
I'm reluctant to let people know when I want something, as then they might think it's valuable. Most times it's not, except to me.
This project was pretty easy, even fixing the broken struts with wire. I cut the top of the hanging bracket with a hacksaw, but other than that, it's pretty low tech.
I used black plastic mesh to fill the holes, then plugged in some chicks off my Sempervivum collection. Give it a month or so, and it'll fill in beautifully!