Did you see it?
So, how did it come to find a place on the wall in this space?
It all started with a trip to Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland, OR --- where I found the rusty old top of a windmill in my friend Kathleen's booth, Faded Charm (go check her out!).
I brought it home (with no intentions of incorporating it into my craft room), but it landed there when I got home that day, along with the rest of my found "treasures" --- and never left.
Every time I looked at it, I loved it and just knew I had to keep it in my Mom Cave.... the room full of all things I LOVE!
Once I decided it was staying, I thought of just hanging it on the wall, all by itself.
But then I just thought -- ah, heck -- why not just build the base of the windmill, too!?
So. I stopped at my local Home Depot and had a piece of thin plywood cut into 2 inch strips (that cost about $8.00). Then I spray painted them a steel gray and had Handy Hubby cut one strip down for the horizontal pieces.
|(half-painted! ... this is when I remembered to stop and take a picture! :)~|
Then I took some medium-gage wire and created the "spokes" in the middle of the windmill ....
And one more time, the finished project:
To say that I love this beauty on my wall is an understatement.
I love it so much, I want one on the wall in my living room, too ... and maybe the laundry room and .... well, I love it a lot.
Even though it is one of the few non-functional details in the room, I think it just ties the whole room together -- as well as making a BIG statement.
Who's inspired to go build a windmill on their wall???