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Project by justjoel posted 04-07-2013 04:15 PM 3046 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I saw something like this somewhere else, but this is my take on the idea. Hard to tell in the photos, but in person it sort of looks like it is suspended in mid-air, with no visible means of support. As you can see in the last two pictures, that’s not the case.

I went through several layouts, with other frames, and after about 10 days settled on this. Bought all the frames at thrift stores (except the butterfly one, which I had already), spending on average about $2 each.

It was very difficult to get it square, but I did okay the first time (third photo), but had to tweak the upper section a bit. Everything is screwed in from the back, which means after deciding on the final layout, I had to flip it over and match my layout (backwards) and screw it together – and since I knew that’s what I had to do, I put it off for a day or so after I was happy with the layout (kinda waiting for the weekend too).

Knew I wanted a picture of something in the center – thought about flowers (no, redundant), a picture of my mom (would have been nice), some sun thing (hmmmm), then went with the butterfly. Thought about ways to protect it if I painted it on paper or canvas or something, knowing the elements would eventually get to it, then remembered I had some sheet metal (sometimes the brain works, sometimes it doesn’t!). Made some stencils, grabbed the spray paint (used a fine-point Sharpie for the wing detail), and ended up this guy.

I have some Black-Eyed Susan vine (Spanish Eyes) starts, just ready to start climbing (as soon as the weather behaves).

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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daltxguy

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posted 04-07-2013 04:50 PM

Good thinking with the sheet metal. Guess you had to be in the right ‘frame of mind’!
Looks awesome!
Be sure to update when the Black-eyed Susan shows up.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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lavender22

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posted 04-07-2013 05:01 PM

That is very cool:)

-- I love hostas:)

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justjoel

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posted 04-07-2013 10:10 PM

Was thinking of not posting this until the vines were at least 1/3 the way up the thing – but it wasn’t in me.

I do so love puns, DxG – so keep’em coming if you’ve got’em.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Greenthumb

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posted 04-07-2013 11:31 PM

progress pics

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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ChristinaLeef

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posted 04-09-2013 08:56 AM

Wow! I LOVE it! I might have to do my own “take” on this for some clematis I’m contemplating.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-11-2013 10:03 AM

brilliant.

you need a HUGE yard so you can make hundreds of really cool garden creations

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Greenthumb

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posted 04-11-2013 08:40 PM

add plants,

I love ideas that go beyond a few frames and can only imagine how beautiful that could be when a few plants make yet another beautified canvass

I can almost see it and that is all we gardeners need

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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jroot

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posted 04-12-2013 05:22 AM

Nice photo, Roman, Greenthumb. Is it one of yours? I could use a structure like that in my garden where the path goes into the bush to the secret garden below.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Greenthumb

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posted 04-12-2013 06:12 AM

Thank you and yes, its the entrance to the lilac path at the cottage.

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 04-15-2013 06:11 AM

Your creativity is endless, Joel. I look forward to seeing these entwined with Black-Eyed Susan vines. You definitely know how to “dress up” a fence.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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scrollingmom

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posted 04-18-2013 10:43 AM

Cool idea and you made it look good.

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sharad

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posted 04-20-2013 10:57 AM

Beautiful creations Jj. Waiting for the vine to climb.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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nadzdan

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posted 01-09-2015 06:00 AM

Maybe a stain glass from my broken door would be perfect to use as garden decors like this, after all I got new replacement entry doors at http://caldwells.com/exterior-doors. This is cool and unique.

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