Not exactly garden junk, but could be...

Marlene KindredMay 16, 2011

This fish was DH's rainy Sunday project yesterday. He made him out of saw blades, etc. Some of you know that we lost our beach camper a couple of years ago in a hurricane and DH especially misses the water and our screen porch from there, so we redid our backporch to a beach them. I changed the fabric on the pillows, etc. and we hung up some of our salvaged treasures. The wall was just calling for a "junque" fish!

Sorry I can't take better pictures these days.

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All you need is a little pond! Perfect for "beach" feeling. I love it. Are those sail boats or surf boards on the pillow in center! Comfy & clever ideas. Tell hubby he did a great job on that fish! Great at home "get-a-way" Jan

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 5:56PM
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loribee2(CA 9)

I think the whole thing is adorable! What a cute fish, though made of saw blades, I'd be inclined to label him a piranha. LOL

Very cute room! Looks like something out of a magazine!

Here is a link that might be useful: Loribees garden blog

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 6:01PM
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Looks "beachy!" GREAT! Is your Koi pond off this porch or the front? I know you have a beautiful pond! Sorry about your camper...hope you can get another one the meanwhile, your porch is a winner! And that fish, arrgghhhh! (scary dude!) TFS, Marlene! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 6:11PM
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Love, love, love the fish!!! That is just perfect for the wall.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 6:28PM
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Marlene, everything looks just right. I can remember my Dad wading in the river with his seine to catch bait for fishing. Is that what your net is?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 10:31PM
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Your DH did a fantastic job on that fish!!! I think its terrific, but your entire 'beach porch' is. That net really looks great the way its done. I hope your hubby feels a bit better having this to enjoy daily. And also hope someday you'll have a beach place again.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:10AM
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I can almost smell the sea air and hear the sea birds. I like the nautical/beach feeling to it. The Sawfish chasing the lure adds a touch of whimsy, I tip my tin foil hat to your DH. Looks like a great place to sip strawberry daiquiris and read The Old Man and the Sea again.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:52AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

He did an incredible job. The fish is great.
Love the whole porch.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 6:11AM
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Marlene Kindred

Thanks for all of the nice comments! Yes Jeanne, the koi pond and gazebo and main garden is off to the side of this porch so we can see them swimming around and hear the water falls, etc. Our hot tub is out here too, so we've enjoyed having it!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:18AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Great fish and very nice porch!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:57AM
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That is one cool fish, excellent. Your whole porch is so comfy looking, I hope it can help with the loss of your camper. It is very neat how you framed the net with the fishing poles. Looks like all you need to do is settle in with a good summer read.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:01PM
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I love it all!
Especially the fish--details on how it is made?
I have a 17 foot boat in my garden and it needs a fish close by! I am working on a fishing guy (similar to a scarecrow) with overalls and a flannel shirt. Soon as
I get his head and straw hat on 'right' he will go
down by the boat in a chair with a fishing rod in
his hands.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 2:49PM
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Marlene Kindred


The fish is made out of 2 two-man crosscut sawblades with an additional wide chopped up pruning saw. DH just laid them out and cut to size. The teeth are made of an old rip saw. He welded the pieces together and we spray painted him in various colors until we liked the look. The eye is a washer with a glass glob in the middle.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 4:15PM
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Thanks, I think I have enough saws to make it-
will have to look.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 5:05PM
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