RustY Hardware Tree
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My project is a “tree” from reclaimed hardware.
The photo above shows a small part of my rusty treasures. Most of you guys know I have a whole stash of hardware and junk finds. Subscribe by email to Petticoat Junktion updates and come along with me on my flea market and junk shop adventures.
I pulled a few pieces of hardware to work with and also sorted through my sparkle and bling pile to find a suitable topper for the “tree”. I dusted off the hardware and gave it a coat of Howard’s wax in Golden Oak. The board is a reclaimed drawer bottom dry-brushed with a little turquoise paint.
I attached the hardware and bling to the board using hot glue. I keep my hot glue gun corralled in a stainless steel canister that make the perfect stand. I tend to burn myself with that thing if I don’t keep it out of the way.
I drilled a hole on either side of the board near the top and added rusty reclaimed wire as a hanger.
The wire is pulled through the holes and twisted into loops on the front side.
I added the sparkle and rust hardware Christmas tree to the rustic mantel display I shared last week. The turquoise color and the rusty hardware work well with the amber glass pieces.
The new “tree” is a more colorful version than the first tree I made in 2012.
Reclaimed Hardware Christmas Tree (2012)
The original hardware Christmas tree was a big hit. I’m always a little leery about trying to re-create a project. The re-creation is never as good as the original. What do you guys think of the new tree? How does it compare to the original?
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