Creating Through Recycling

We have had a lot of wind storms this past March and April. Lots and lots of downed trees and limbs cluttering yards and streets.

It is among the clutter Artists see opportunities.

Norm and I had to do a project a couple of years ago for American Greeings. We were team members on a home decor group. One of our projects was to design a rustic room. Norm and I had to design a log bed.

Unfortunately we did not have any windstorms then.

It was winter. We had to scout for branches and such in the snow.

Fortunately two artist friends Kathy and Sandy, who both live out in the country, were gracious enough to invite us to their homes and land to cut down a few young trees in their back woods for the bed.

This was one of many times we were thankful we had a van.

This was the bed as it started to take shape in our special media room at American Greetings. 

Once we created the log frame around a metal bed frame, the next task was adding some branches for a more whimsical look.

Here is a view from the foot of the bed. We were lucky we didn’t poke one of our eyes.

Here is the finished bed. We hung some metal stars and lanterns on the branches.  It was quite a fun project.

Seeing the many recent fallen trees and branches, Norm thinks what other projects we could do.  I told him that before he gets anymore ideas, we need a barn.

About pinkpaperclip

By day, I am a designer in the social expression industry and art director of I enjoy a good story and the good people in my life. I have come to realize that the most important growth is spiritual and God blesses us with his love beyond our imagination.
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