I was on a kick making my Architectural Angels using carved wooden shapes, corbels and
recycled materials and decided to make Architectural Bugs too.
For this one I used rusty iron brackets for the wings...
a broken iron piece for the antenna...
An aged brass house number on the painted and distressed table leg body,
and an old rusty key at the tail.
This is a fun black and white bug with painted striped wings
made from carved wooden pieces I had
The top of his body is a wooden lamp base cut in half, and the bottom
is a table leg. I joined them using a dowel screw and wood glue.
For the eyes, I used clear spiked caster cups that are used for furniture feet on carpet.
Another aged brass house number on the body...
As if it wasn't funky enough already, I added a pipe fitting at the tail.
I made two mini ones, the bodies are part of a wooden
candlestick cut in half..
A vintage ceramic door knob is the head and pieces of tin ceiling
tile are the wings...
He has a rusty iron finial at the tail.
The other one also has a vintage door knob head...
an aged brass cabinet knob at the tail...
and wings made from the rungs of a ladder back chair
Here's a back view, I screw
and glue all the pieces securely to the back.
This is a fun one with a wooden lamp base body that's
been cut in half, and a piece of iron scroll work for the wings
The eyes are from a drawer pull..
with a rusty hinge at the tail.
This last one is very large, his body is also from a
wooden lamp base that's been cut in half...
I added this second wooden piece at the bottom
aged metal knob eyes...
and oversized wings made from a vintage wooden corbel.
That's all the bugs for now, they are perfect for a porch, patio, fence or inside...
thanks for checking them out!
You can find these and more in my Etsy Shop.