Saturday, March 26, 2011
50 Gallon Drum Project
We recently drove up to our land in the Superstition Mountains,
it's only about 25 miles from where we are now
This mountain is called Ship Rock..... humm wonder why?
(This snow isn't typical - I've only seen it snow like this on these mountains twice in 43 yrs.
The pic below is our view from what would of been our living room.)
where before the housing market came crashing down, we were going to build our dream home (don't get me started!!!) and I remembered this awesome rusted 50 gallon drum barrel that was cut in half that we dug up while trying to move a culvert.
I got very excited about it because the natural patina was so beautiful after it weathered for 2 years, so I decided to haul it home. I don't know why my husband had a funny look on his face when I mentioned that, but with me and the things I drag home, that look isn't anything out of the ordinary. I usually just glance at him, bat my eyes and say "isn't it beautiful" and he just smiles. If you keep up with my blog you know RUST IS MY FAVORITE COLOR and I can't resist it. It draws me in like a moth to a flame
So, I've decided that these will be very large lights in the corners of my yard. I think they can be used in many different ways as lights, so I'll just have to work with that part later. After I decide what pattern I'm going to place on them and cut out with my plasma cutter, I'll post. It's gonna be a long project - sort of like the wheelbarrow (on the right side) I cut out. I've got some old lace that I'm going to try and duplicate on it, but I'm also torn on Moroccan design ~ decisions, decisions. I'll have to make my own stencils so this will be a project and a half.
What do you think..... Lace or Moroccan?