Sunday, September 13, 2009

Heather Bullard inspired back door

I fell in love with this back door planter by Heather Bullard.
The simplicity of the jar in chicken wire with the ribbon and trims
just made me oooh and aaahhh.
I was so inspired I decided to make one of my own.
I did not copy Heather as she is an incredible artist
and could never be reproduced.
I simply took her look for inspiration and made this....

I decided not to use straight chicken wire.
Let's face it....I'm accident prone.
There was no way I was going to involve myself with sharp metal.
I did place my Ball jar inside this grapevine and chicken wire basket
I got at Hob Lob.
(It's by the wreaths.)
I then filled it in with moss and place my flowers in my jar.
The frames were the vintage metal ones that I purchased from GW.
I spray painted them black and then added scrapbook paper
and french wording that I tea stained.
The pocket watch was found for a dollar at a flea market.
(I'm still on the hunt for the one I mentioned here.)
It doesn't work so I thought it would be a great accent piece.
(Sorry for the sideways pic. I don't know what happened with this one.)
I added a bird with feathers and berries
to give a hint of fall and a touch of color.
I made the tassel in true Nester fashion.
This was alot harder than I thought.
In the end, I enjoyed the finished product.
I really love my back door now.
I have plans on changing out the flowers and trim for christmas.
I hope my creation inspires you as Heather Bullard did mine.
P.S.  I'm a little torn about the new "fall" look on my page.
Do ya like it?
Hate it?
Is it too busy?
Keep it simple?
Stay the same?
Let me know what ya think.
I value ya'lls opinion.

Pssst!!!   I'm participating in Metamorphasis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch
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