UpCycled Bird Bath

For my feathered friends

For my feathered friends.
This has to be one of my all time favorite upcycled items.  Well, as I am typing this, I think I have upcycled so many things it’s hard to pick a favorite.  I found this old really heavy lamp at house sale. It had the tallest, ugliest lampshade, but I could see the potential! I brought it home and took out the wiring, had the metal tube that holds it together cut back down to size.  I needed it inside to hold the greek goddess to the base.  Now I simply needed a bowl of some sort to put the water in. So I searched in stash!  I couldn’t believe it..this is perfect! I didn’t really want to part with this bowl because it was in my china cabinet.  I purchased it at Ross a few years back and it came in handy for all sorts of parties. That’s okay, it just gives me another reason to go shopping.  Back to the bird bath.  The top of the lamp had a wide flower petal like shape, which I knew would work out great.  I simply mixed up some two part epoxy and attached the bowl. That was to easy!

“Knobby Kneed Krane” Collection

This is a collection of whimsical “Knobby Kneed Kranes” I have painted on upcycled wooden items,

A delightfully whimsical collection of upcycled wooden items I purchased at garage sales and thrift shops!
A delightfully whimsical collection of upcycled wooden items I purchased at garage sales and thrift shops!

I have found at garage sales and thrift shops.  Don’t you just love upcycling things…to see what you can come up with.  We are only limited by our imaginations.  I hope you find inspiration in my collection to upcycle some of your  findngs!

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Small Wooden Box

The colors on this small box are glorious! Don’t you think. I have added a black and white checker board pattern to the inside of the box…for a bit more whimsy! 10-25-2012 352 10-25-2012 347 10-25-2012 348 10-25-2012 350

Another piece of my collection!
Another piece of my collection!

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Candle Sticks

I simply love the way this set of candle sticks turned out!  Making whimsical art is so relaxing.  I would love to here your comments and add your BLOG link also!!10-25-2012 344 10-25-2012 343

hand painted whimsical candle sticks.
hand painted whimsical candle sticks.