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Monday, September 27, 2010

What To Do With a Rather Large Bun Foot - Make a Primitive Pumpkin!

One of my favorite persons to buy junk from is a guy named John.  He travels back to Kansas to his farm each year and brings a trailer load of  junk (treasures) tied every which way and that, to a local flea market.  My friend and I have a date every year to go visit John and hunt for treasures.  Well, I had an opportunity to visit John's home on the other side of the state recently.  He has barns full of these treasures!  I love to find junk and turn it into something cool....like the old window screens I posted about here.

Anyway, on part of my treasure hunt, John challenged me to come up with a use for these:

It is an old oak bun foot made for the bottom of furniture.  This one is about the size of a softball.

The immediate thing that came to mind (of course) was a pumpkin!  So here is what I came up with.  After painting the primitive scene, I attached some rusty leaf and wire garland along with a rustic nametag. 

So, this is what I came up with.  Can you think of any creative ways to use these old bun feet?

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  1. FABULOUS!!! I envy your painting talent. I just love the project.

  2. Sooo beautiful! U are so talented at tole painting! looove it:)

  3. How creative are you? This is just amazingly fabulous. Tole painting has almost become a lost art and this is such a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. What a darling pumpkin! and painted so well! Love it!

  5. You have soooo much talent! That is a wonderful piece!
    Have a great day Kristi!

  6. I love that. Primitive + pumpkin= WIN. :-)

  7. Thats the cutest idea ever! I'm a new follower, please stop by and see me soon!

  8. You don't need any extra ideas...yours are fantastic! Love the beautifully, painted scene. The bun makes me think of a gourd. A pumpkin would've been my first choice, too!

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  10. That is too cute!! Great job painting it too!

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  12. Sorry if this is a 2nd comment. I love this and think you must have a ton of fun junking with John. How about an apple?

  13. I like this, it's just plain pretty and Autumnal, and i love Autumn!

    my idea on what to do with one of those would be to saw off the top stem and make an egg for easter, or and i had some of these once... eggs painted black and white for "cow eggs" lol... or maybe a huge boccie hope i spelled that right, ball LOL.... good luck if you have more in making more cool things!