Friday, August 23, 2013

More Bed Spring Projects

I've got several boxes full of old, rusty springs, so a few weeks ago I put some of them to use on some new projects.  I love combining old wood with old metal, so most of my springs got added to wood in one way or another.
A few rusty springs with jelly jars in them were added to a salvaged piece of tongue and groove wood. It makes a fun little candle or flower holder.
Don't these yellow flowers look gorgeous next to the turquoise wood?
Here's another one I made on a longer piece of well-aged wood.  I think this one is perfect for an autumn table centerpiece.
I'll be more than happy to keep it if it doesn't sell in my shop, but I guess I can always make anther one, because I have enough springs to make about 100 of them.

This is the exact same wood as the turquoise project above, but there was only a tiny bit of paint on it, so I sanded it smooth and waxed it before adding a spring to the front with a jelly jar.
Above the jar, I added a portion of a page from an antique hymn book, which seemed a fitting match for the candle holder.

I sent this to my mom for her birthday, but plan to create a few more of them.

Another spring got added to a round wooden wheel from an antique barn pulley.
I added antique telephone insulators to these 2 springs on another piece of chippy salvaged wood.

I clipped a section of rusty springs from an old mattress to use as another type of candle or flower holder, but since the springs are metal, it could also be used as an unusual magnet board or clip board with clothespins.  I love the quirkiness of it.
Have you created any projects with bed springs recently?  I'd love to see them.

I have springs and my spring creations available in my shop HERE.

Blessings,

Angie

14 comments:

  1. Angie - love all of your ideas - and your photography shows them off so great - such eye candy! I've played around with springs too - always loving that metal and rust combo!
    http://fourcornersdesign.blogspot.com/2013/05/springs.html
    http://fourcornersdesign.blogspot.com/2013/05/on-road-to-farm-chicks-show.html
    have a fabulous weekend!
    amy

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  2. Darling ideas, Angie. I really love the one using the old telephone wire glass connectors- xo Diana

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  3. Well, Angie, these are just the most darling little pieces! I do love the yellow flowers on that turquoise wood. For sure! But the magnetic board at the end just beats all. I just love everything you do. :)

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  4. These are great Angie! I still have a queen size I'm tearing apart. Takes FOReva!

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  5. Hmmmm.... I have springs. I have insulators of blue and white. Do I have insulators that will fit in my springs? Stay tuned for a copycat.

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  6. Love all of these ideas Angie. I have a bunch of these I've put little flower pots in, but I like your candle idea even better!!

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  7. You did it again ... your creative ideas are so much fun. I am sure to copy some of them.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

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  8. I love the way your mind works....:-)
    I linked up to your blog in my post today.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  9. I love, love old bed springs! I am looking for some so I can attempt some cute projects, too! Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas!

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  10. Hi Angie.
    cute spring ideas.
    I love old springs too.
    here is a link for some Fall/crow ideas since that time is coming up.
    I have others I will share if it is OK. =)

    http://treasuresfromtheheartgifts.blogspot.com/2012/09/springs-crows.html

    thanks and blessings,
    Barb

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  11. So many cute ideas with springs, Angie! I love the insulators.
    I love to have you share them at the party.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. I just finished taking apart a dilapidated Victorian loveseat for the springs and the upholstery tacks. The tacks had aged to a lovely turquoise patina, so I'll use those for a project I have in mind. My springs are shaped a bit differently from yours and I need to find something to do with them. I like your ideas. The other day I saw some new look-alike springs that were wired together into a wreath shape. Very cute ! I might try that, too. Thank you for the ideas!

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  13. I love bed springs Angie! Your projects are awesome!
    Susan

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