Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Texas Tail Continued



Yesterday I told you the tale of acquiring an antique windmill and hanging it in our home. We had designed our great room around this vintage sculpture, reinforcing the wall in the stud stage and adding a dedicated spotlight in the electrical stage. 

Hanging was made easy with two sturdy hooks buried into the reinforced wall.




When this big guy crashed to the ground many, many years ago, the tail had taken the brunt of the fall. Juan Handyman straightened it as best he could without eliminating the character that age and accident had created.




Two screws hold the four foot tail to the wall. A small bird adds the focal point the sculpture needed.





A cowboy boot bench grounds the gigantic piece of art to the ten foot high wall.




Yes, the playing cards are faux painted on the bench.





And now our great room is finished.




Day or night, we love this piece of vintage art.






Goodnight, sweet little birdie.
(No real birdies were hurt for this windmill.)
 




7 comments:

  1. Thank you. And glad you're so happy lately!

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  2. No birds were hurt...but I'd be willing to bet a dollar to a donut some feathers flew.
    Looks fab!
    Deb

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  3. I would love to find an old windmill like that. Lucky lady you are!

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