Graffiti Signage Inspired Table Leg and Spindle Recycled Dragonfly Art

table leg dragonfly
 I had recent orders for my graffiti inspired 
dragonflies so I decided to make four extra to put in the Etsy store,
and a couple of those have already gone to their new homes.

hand painted colorful sign
This time, instead of painting individual wings, I decided to paint the entire board,
then cut out the wings.  I painted layers of color and random 
letters and numbers so that when cut out, parts of those
elements would be in the wings.

urban, industrial look dragonfly recycled art
It worked out pretty well! 
I still added more layers of paint after cutting
 but the basic background was there.

recycled metal pieces in dragonfly art
Lot of different metal parts for the eyes and antenna...

metal pieces in recycled dragonfly art
I used a fork and old clip hook for these eyes.
My mom saved these clips for me for my dragonflies...
Thanks Mom!

graffiti look and recycled art
I drilled a pilot hole and attached them with a screw...

graffiti sign industrial look dragonfly art
I made 2 with blue bodies and 2 with black bodies

graffiti art dragonfly
Blue body...

faux layered paint look

recycled chair parts
I had gotten these free chairs, plus a couple more not in this photo,
 that were pulled out of an old storage shed some friends were cleaning out.  
They saw junk and thought of me that!

using old chairs for art
After cutting them down, I was left with all these
wonderful parts that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill.

wooden finial
I also used some of these cool wooden finials on the bottoms
of the blue dragonflies

dragonfly art
Lots of layers of paint...

See all the other graffiti dragonflies and butterflies by clicking 
graffiti in the categories section.

Thanks for stopping by!
I would love for you to visit my Etsy store and see what's new.

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Oh and I just ordered a nail gun to use with my compressor...I'm so excited :)
I hope to be building some new dog beds and can't wait to share


  1. Glad to see the Pin it button working properly! :)
    Love, Olga

  2. Lucy, You do fabulous work!!!! I am always coming back to look at your creations and so excited when I get a notice that you have a new post! Love it!


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