A golf tee mandala on oak barnwood with an antique Burma Shave cap, complete with shaving instructions! Materials: Barn-found Burma Shave cap from Confluence. Oak barnwood from Finley farm, Cedar Grove, NC. Pine lath, 1920s, from Club Bl at Oval Dr, Durham. Golf tees found at Lake Winds, Rougemont, NC. I pick them up on … [Read more…]
I found this rusty drain cover in the Confluence barn. It looked like a pig face to me.
A golf tee mandala made in December 2015. This one’s on reclaimed wood and wrapped with salvaged tin nailed on with copper tacks.
This is the WC at the ivegotahammer shop. It’s an outhouse with running water that’s connected to the well and septic tank. I used 1920s German siding from a house in Durham, and reused pieces of the porch from the old mobile home that was on the property when I moved in. The … [Read more…]
I gave myself the gift of an art day and made this batch of birds and some other fun stuff. I used some salvaged faucet handles, old paintbrushes, a drill bit, vintage buttons, clothes pins, a railroad spike tip, and of course, cool reclaimed wood! Two of the birds sit on knotty pine that … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
I am very grateful to Jeff and Leslie, the owners of the farm, for sharing their bounty of beautiful old barn wood and artifacts with me! We loaded up my truck with wood from the old barn, tobacco sticks, and some other cool things like a scythe blade, vintage fertilizer sacks, railroad spikes, and a wooden label … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
I found a cache of about 16 antique TV cabinets in the attic of a barn at the Albright Farmstead/ Confluence. They were so cool I had to save them! Me Albright must’ve been a tv repairman or collector. There are many brands- GE, Silvertone, Zenith, and more. I made them into an art … [Read more…]