Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Mind Is In The Gutter Today

I found my first old Gutter Guards years ago in Tennessee.  From the moment I first saw them (of course, I had to be told what they were!), I fell in love with their shape and form.

The bird print.....courtesy of The Feathered Nest

So, one day while I was in Home Depot, I happened across this mesh one.  It really looked pretty 'cheesy", but I said to myself ."this could work".  I painted it white, dry-brushed a cream color, and then finally hit it with brown.  Now it's a cloche!

I also searched on-line and found the following new gutter guard.
Of course, it's way to shiny, so I grunged it up a bit with Instant Rust.  I also didn't care for the square shape, so I simply rounded it out....very easy!  Now it's a 'trellis' for my ivy plant.
I also 'doctored' up the terracotta pot by applying modeling paste (never used it before, but I've had this jar for years).  After the paste dried, I slathered on some paint.  Once that dried, I just hit it with sandpaper. 



  1. Now aren't you the cleaver one, painting it white. I love these and have also seen them made into crowns.

  2. Wow, how cool! I've NEVER seen these before! I love them! I'll be on the lookout now!

  3. I love all that stuff...never knew about it!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. These are really fun! I'll be looking for these, too! Thanks!

  5. I've never heard of a gutter guard and I LOVE them!!! I'm going to have to find some of my very own!!!

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!! This is the first time I have ever seen them! Now you got me on the hunt for something else!!


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