Architectural Art Bugs

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!

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  1. You find the most interesting parts and pieces to use for your creations. It makes them so much fun.

  2. I really love all the ideas you come up with! I am particularly fond of these architectural bugs! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I can clearly see from your imagination that I can never throw anything away again. Your ideas are brilliant!

  4. I can clearly see by your imagination that I can never throw anything away again. Your ideas are brilliant!


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