I am the Statue of Liberty for junk across this great land of ours.
Give me your tired.
Your broken and weary and shabby and under-appreciated and chippy and forlorn and forgotten and looking for a new chair seat.
And I will welcome you with open arms and give you a home.
A few weeks ago this showed up on my back porch.
This is actually not an accurate picture of the rocking chair.
It looks like someone could actually sit in it.
It was missing a side and an arm and a back head rest was all bent over with the weight of the world on its shoulders.
Some might have seen trash or junk.
All I saw was potential.
The first thing we did was remove the spindles.
It wasn’t hard.
Most of them had removed themselves.
Next I found a barn door.
Only someone living in the country could stumble across a door like this.
But if you aren’t into barn door stumbling, you could always use a piece of wood or even a basket or tray.
Next, I assembled the spindles in some sort of pattern and traced a triangle on them.
Then I called my husband cutie and smiled and asked him if he could cut some spindles for me.
He told me he couldn’t imagine doing anything else at that exact moment.
He also cut a larger spindle for the tree base.
After the spindles were cut I hot glued them to the barn door.
The easiest way to glue them is to line them up in the exact pattern in the exact place.
Then, I just turned them slightly, applied hot glue and flipped them back exactly in place.
Elmer’s sent me this hot glue gun to try out.
Let me start by saying I’m no stranger to hot glue guns.
I’ve been using them since before the internet was invented.
This was one of my favorites.
It’s light weight and heats up really fast and the handle didn’t get hot at all and the glue sticks are waaay less stringy.
So much better.
Plus it’s cute.
I always give extra points for cute.
After the spindles were attached, I added the star to the top of the tree.
They sell these at most craft stores.
I like the juxtaposition of the metal and wood.
Actually, I just like using juxtaposition in a sentence.
Then I flipped it up and hung it on the chalkboard in the family room by the hinges.
Here you can see it in the family room.
Shiny and bright and ready to light the way for the rest of the junk to come and find me….
….and run right into my Statue of Liberty arms. 🙂
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