Saturday Nite Special #3 – anything goes!

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Saturday Nite Special!

If you’re new here, kick off your shoes and join in! This weekend’s theme is anything goes. Any project that you’ve worked on past or present that you feel you’d like to share, please do so! The post that most inspires me in some way will be deemed a winner and will win a feature of her blog! Party shuts down by Sunday midnight.

On with the show! I wanted to post a project of mine, but Picasa was PMSing today, so we parted ways. So instead, I’ve found a couple cool features to show you.

It’s all about metal!

Isn’t this a hoot?!? Junk Sophisticate’s friend found a giant wisk and inspired by another, changed it into a light fixture! This one would have me smiling big all day long. 🙂

Ever hear of a gear lamp before? Well now you have! WhisperWood Cottage’s hubby created this one, and…

…. this one! Hard to make out in this pic, but in the next…

… there’s even a place for the cell phone. Heehee! Love it!

This is so cool. This is a necklace. The Red Door Antiques picked this little baby up in Texas at a show. She says, “This is sooooo awesome and fits me to the T. I love the dial on the inside with the days of the week on it….it is classic me….all the days just run together…so how fitting for me.”

And here’s a few from my own camp.

The hilarious canning jar lid wreath that hangs on my character building outside. And I’m happy to report, it’s way more rustier now than this pic. That’s a good thing. 🙂

My own kitchen island has a metal topper.

I designed the shape with radius corners and soft curves. It’s also designed to sit at from both sides. My buddy Dan fabricated it for me. It’s a workhorse and incredibly unique!

And then there’s my fab stair rail put in just lately. I used 5/8 steel rods for the spindles I cut down myself on buddy Dan’s chopsaw. The final look is ‘traditional industrial.’ Yeah, that’s it. I LOVE the outcome and again, pretty original as the spindles show black, steel, and abit of rust.

These are massive metal corbels on my fireplace. They were fabricated to slip overtop the exsisting brick ones.

And here’s moi hugging my rusty metal clad siding I used on a project on this week. That I wanted to show you. That isn’t posted. Because of Picasa! BLEAH! Fate is screaming at me to load photoshop on another computer and get with the program. Ok ok I will!

Ok, nuff chitter chatter on metal. Let’s party!


1. Please link up to your post, not your home page address.

2. Please link back to this party from your post so in the future, others can find you.

If you see your post deleted, it may be because one of the two above weren’t done. If it’s gone, please try again!

Happy party, and Halloween!

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22 thoughts on “Saturday Nite Special #3 – anything goes!

  1. I would love to learn how to weld. My hubby cringes when I use a kitchen knife so using a welder might send him into overdrive! I got so many projects though in mind. I am also saving my canning lids for an uber cool wreath like yours. I just love it! May post my weekend project here if I get it done! Love your Saturday nights!

  2. I hadn’t really though tof using metal so much in a non-contemporary home but your love affair with it is inspiring! Love your outdoor wreath. And the pieces on the fireplace are so unexpected!

    ps. I’m LOVING the eye candy you’ve been posting – thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. I’m just loving every home decor project you do! You are one amazing woman. Thanks for your helpful removal tip on lino. It’s all up….HOORAY! Thanks for hosting another fun party. Can’t wait to see what everyone post.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I really love the idea of a metal countertop for your island. How clever and what a great look. I’m very anxious to see what you did with the old rusty siding…darn that Picasso.

    I finally gave up on Picasso. Although it was convenient, it was not reliable and I would lose pictures that were being stored online.

    Anyway, now I’m always excited for Saturdays to link up. Happy Halloween!

  5. @cheapchichome. Donna, I didn’t realize that I had put this on your site earlier. Please delete it if that’s a problem. Sorry! (I’m leaving your SNS star on it!)

  6. What fun!

    Gail, your bedroom has totally motivated me to do something new to mine before this Christmas show I’m having. It’s very funky and I hope it turns out. LOL

    Mindy, great to meet you!

    Kim, no way am I deleting it. Love the idea, it’s a keeper! 🙂

    Thanks for the compliments on my stuff. I’ve never heard of a metal island top before I did it and I have to say, I LOVE it. Highly endorse the idea. We do so many craft projects in the kitchen and you can cut right on it with an exacto. Put hot stuff on it. On and on. And if I want to brighten it abit, I can grind it more to bring up more steel for extra flash.

    It’s now nearly noon my time and I’m still in pj’s racing around this place along with commenting. No halloween prep yet. Yikes. Time to get off blogland and go do. And make that new funky bedroom of mine. 🙂

    Thanks for playing gals, these parties always get my adreneline surging with new creations to get going on. I’ll come back Sunday (ha! who am I kidding here?!?) to comment some more on your links.

    FJ Donna

  7. That is where all of my canning jar lids went! You stole them:)

    I have been eying WhisperWoods car part creations for a bit now. Me thinks it is time to go to the junk yard.

    Is that the siding that you have had sitting there for a while? Or was that some other blog’s stash pile that I am remembering?? Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  8. I need some more metal in my life. Except not in my mouth.

    I don’t have a project to link up this week because my d*mn dining room is taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r to finish. But I read all the links so far and gathered up lots of inspiration.

    Love your countertop. Seriously cool. Great party!

  9. So cool! I love the metal details and the picture of you rocking the safety glasses! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to!

    Sorry I’m missing the party this week! Off to check out the links!


  10. How can someone be SOOO creative? LOVE yoru stuff! I am going to add you to my blog links. Still trying to catch on with all the little “parties” and linking for bloggin. I will get there! Come check out my blog if you have time in between all your creativity

  11. I can’t wait to see what you did with the metal siding. Hey, I know where I got the cards now. I’m sorry I have the worst memory. I got them at JoAnn’s in the scrapbooking area. I love them. I should have bought more. Thanks for visiting. I love your site.

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