Friday, May 29, 2009

Picture Holder Perfect for a Crash Test Dummy!

While I hope I'm not be a Crash Test Dummy (some may disagree), I did fall in love with this guard rail when I spied it at an occasional sale (Mustard Moon) in Minnesota. Where they obtained it is beyond me . . . Jane does find the coolest things! There's not much project to it, just a little repurpose. And I knew it would be perfect for an upstairs hallway that was just waiting for the right wall piece.

With the lip at the bottom (or actually top), it holds pictures perfectly. Would also be great for family pictures!

Before I put it up, I made sure I sprayed it with a good spray poly. And there was nothing fancy done to hold it up. I just used large screws, making sure they were drilled into the wall studs.

Wowzers! Love the rusty patina on this piece. What is it with rust and metal that is so appealing??? I don't know, but I can't get enough of it!

Another great use for the guard rail--ambiance!

Of course I have to show off my kids artwork! My daughter's is the one with the wild imagination. My son is in college and contemplating a degree in art. Proud mama here!


WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love this piece, Lani! It fits perfectly with your decor! The artwork is amazing! You have two talented kids!!



How fun. It looks like something you would see in an funky art gallery. Very clever.

Cassie said...

Great Vision! It looks wonderful with the budding artists' pieces on it...and I LOVE the votives all lit up! Great repurpose!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I love it, it would work great to hold books as well. Thanks for sharing- Krista

Tara said...

Hello Lanette,I'm Sares from Loveleigh Treasures. I've been following your amazing blog for a while now but have never commented before, bad blogger I know!

I wanted to ask if I could use 3 of your pictures from a previous post (Thurs, March 12, 2009) in a future post of mine. I'm having a blog party soon and would like to use your amazing pictures to set the mood I'm trying to capture.I would of course give you picture credit. If you could let me know as soon as it's convenient, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You so much and have a splendid day!

Cabin 19 Supply Company said...

Love it with the pictures but REALLY love it with the candles! Very nice.

Kathy said...

Lani - this is the greatest piece of rusted metal ever! And you've given it a wonderful new purpose and life! Awesome way to showcase your kids' art!


Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...


LOVE< LOVE< LOVE THIS!! U are just toooooooooo clever!!!

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