Not Everything Sells!

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MAN CAVE MIXED MEDIA UPCYCLED AUTO STUDS AND ALUMINUM LAWN EDGE

Not everything I make sells even though it gets a chance to sell for YEARS.  LOL!  I got the brainstorm to make a Man Cave Window Treatment after I got a roll of aluminum lawn edging at a garage sale in 2010.  I made a special trip to Astoria to dig through an antique shop that had authentic metal car studs to spell out “Man Cave”.

 

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I got the wrenches featured in the window treatment at the same garage sale and was very inspired to make this window treatment.  I attached the car studs to almunium circles I cut out of metal sheeting and painted red flares with a black border.

The valance never sold and it was tucked in a storage drawer that I cleaned out last weekend so I was inspired to make a Man Cave picture.

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The metal car letter studs have prongs that stick out that I wasn’t in the mood to get out the Dremel to cut off, so I adjusted for the prongs by building up the back with some foam core.  I punched holes in the aluminum  circles for the prongs.

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Poke the metal letter stud into the holes and attach with some hot glue.

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Make some stacks of foam core with hot glue and mask the outstides with some washi tape for a clean finish.

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Cut pieces of aluminum edge to fit the aluminum circle and hot glue them to your picture.  Add a wrench to decorate the center.  This would be a great Father’s Day present, and maybe it will inspire you to look around your house and find some cool stuff to make your own Man Cave Sign!

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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