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Penthouse Double License Plate Birdhouse Tower

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Good evening creative compadres!  This is my first double decker license plate birdhouse.  I tried to keep the metal parts in copper.  I hope y'all like it!

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Upcycled Roller Skate Keepsake Box Delivery Truck

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Here's the latest junkreation that started with some old Chicago roller skates.  I call this one the delivery truck.  I custom formed the front cab from pieces of a brass planter and the...

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Stained Glass Lantern Upcycled Light Fixture Birdhouse

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This is my first birdhouse that incorporates stained glass.  I hope to make some more exploring ways to use stained glass in the near future.  This one started as a housing box for a...

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Upcycled Light Fixtures

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I've gotten into upcycled light fixtures.  I've enjoyed modifying items for the exterior that cast interesting light patterns at night.

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Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

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Another fun "roller skate upcycled truck"! This one started with the base of an old skate and a copper plated tin "Coffee" canister. Next I had to find a cab, so I found an old brass wall hanging...

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Copper Sugar Canister Silverplate Cage Upcycled Bird House

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I really like copper so I started with a copper-plated kitchen sugar canister. I used a brass napking ring to surround the bird hole (1 1/2") and used the end of a vintage silverplate fork for the...

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Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

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It was really fun putting this one together.  An old cake/candy box tin was used for the back and I added the pull knob on top to be able to use it to store things in it.  A copper plate...

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Steampunk Forks & Copper Canister Bird House

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I spent a lot of time on this particular birdhouse with the detailed custom work. I started with a copper-plated vintage Flour canister. I mounted a silverplate napkin ring around the hole 1...

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Vintage Children's Book Birdhouse

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Welcome to my birdhouse experiment.  I have a lot of extra vintage children's book and I was wondering what to do with them.  Well, I might have found a fun solution. I gave the book...

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Crawfish Lobster Mold Film Reel Stained Glass Junk Collage Piece

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I started this piece by wanting to create something with a cajun flair centered around the crawfish/lobster copper mold. I used a large vintage metal film reel as the base. From there, it's a...

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White & Green Enamel Porcelain Space Heater Upcycled Bird House

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I found this great vintage space heater in an antique shop and just knew it was going to make a great birdhouse. I started with cutting the front circular plate off for the bird hole and gutted...

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Copper Steampunk Flour Canister Box Upcycled Bird House

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I had fun with this one. It started with a vintage Flour Canister Box. From there it was a mix of silver tray pieces, typewriter parts, industrial light indicators a temperature gauge, copper...

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Recycled Garden Frog Fairy Garden Totem

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I layered a variety of salvaged, recycled items to create this purple frog totem sitting on a salvaged table leg and vintage jello mold.

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Copper Tray - Saved

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 Can you believe this was in a junk box destined for curbside trash...my mom salvaged it for me when she was helping her friend clean out for a move.  This copper beauty is nearly 2-feet in...

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Shower flange candleholders

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More goodies from my plumber's trash box...

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Scrapyard lamp

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This scrapyard find turned into a really cool lamp!

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~Be My Valentine~

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Vintage cards, rusty metal and verdigris copper all converge into a Valentine's Day montage.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Virgin Mary Shrine

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I have a thing for Virgin Mary shrines, I'm not really sure why as I had a very non-religious upbringing.  The beauty of Virgin Mary related art just touches me somehow so I have a tendency to...

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Hammer + Nails = Happiness

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I have a serious addiction to scrap lumber and metal.  Any alley or construction dumpster is a treasure trove waiting to be plundered. I am also a sucker for furniture & architectural...

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Sink Strainer Windchimes

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I am a windchime addict, and junky windchimes are the best sounding, I truly believe.  I made these windchimes using sink strainers, the metal kind that are formed by a wire screened mesh that...

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