Garden Art from Vintage Faucet Handles
Faucet handles and vintage spigots capture a Flea Market Gardener’s imagination and garden art is the result! Here are four projects you can do and all the places to find your faucets. Sometimes the inspiration comes from an unexpected place…..
Jeanne Sammons tells us, “Half the fun of Flea Market Gardening is the ‘hunt!’ I’m always looking for old spigot handles and faucets and I saw this idea created a few years back at “Country Roads, an old barn and greenhouse filled with ‘recycled’ art. The artistic owner showed off his painting of ‘Morning Glories’ on an outbuilding. Well, it inspired me!”
These faucet handles are sometimes hard to come by anymore, Jeanne says, “…. but don’t they just look great as ‘rusty’ blooms on old barn wood? Jeanne and her husband used screws and other fastening hardware to attach the handles and the other metal parts of the ‘faucet’ flowers.
Jeanne finished the ‘Barn wood Bloom’ above with barbed wire for stems and sealed the old barn wood board with a coat of Polyuerethane…everything scavenged from Flea Marketing! See a detailed “How To” for Jeanne’s projects, here, Jeanne’s barnwood ‘blooms’
Uses in the garden for vintage faucet handles:
- Tool or coat rack
Flowrs with metal rod stems
Handles and pulls for a potting table
Garden sign decorations
Replace ‘new’ outdoor handles with vintage
Sandra Hogan “A reminder of warm weather to come…made from a variety of goodies from my stash. Shutters, lamp parts and faucet handles…who wouldn’t put them all together?”
Vintage faucet handles can be found at yard sales in the boxes that come out of the garage..you know the ones…
Tina’s terrific garden art assemblage
For one of the Flea Market Gardening project challenges, Tina Akers decided to do something with all the vintage faucets she has found and collected.
This is an easy project,…all you need are machine screws and nuts for the back side. The fun part is laying out the design. Tina says, “My July challenge project was completed with help from my husband, Larry, who also found all the faucet handles for me.”
Where to find cool faucet handles? eBay, of course!
Faucet Handle Flowers, Set of 3
We found these three captivating Faucet Flowers at Gardener’s Supply
Or on Amazon:
More Flea Market Collections to play with: