Whiskey Barrel Bands Sphere is Done!

jeannespinesDecember 31, 2011

Yay, I woke up this morn & looked out the bedroom window & this way laying in the grass in the backyard:

DH had drilled & bolted my old Whiskey barrel bands tog! I had recycled 1 barrel myself (3 bands) & 2 friends had each donated to me earlier this summer. So this Sphere has 9 bands!!!

Here's a pic where I moved it in front of the tall grasses:

But I knew it's real home was going to be out in the Secret Garden by my log swing. So I moved it out there on this very windy warm day! (no snow, can you believe it! Strange!) Here's a closer view of it by the old barn door I have along a path which is right next to my log swing:

And here's a further away view...now the gr'kids can roll it around in the pines! (or wherever) ... I love it & thank the person who 1st posted it on GJ Forum...I had saved it from a few yrs ago in my 'Future Projects File!' Aaahaaa...one more future project done! Jeanne S.

DH told me right away that it's not really round & cause the sizes of bands are all different...I think he did a great job & I could roll it! Happy Days!

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Gotta love it! The other rustic items and this sphere make a nice scene. Always great to finish a project, good job all around (no pun intended) Blessings in the New Year, Kim :)

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 6:52PM
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And to think that I got rid of the 4 whiskey barrels that the previous owner left in the yard. Had I only known. . .

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 8:08PM
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Marlene Kindred

Love this Jeanne! Looks great in your garden!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 8:30PM
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9 bands--that is great!
The one I made several years ago only had 4.
I need to re-paint mine....each band was a differnt color.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 11:29PM
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I don't know who's pic this is ...but this was my inspiration that I had saved in 'future projects' album:

And here's another closer view of the 'sphere' as I was trying it out in diff places...in my tall grasses in backyard. ;-)

Thanks for your comments! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 12:56AM
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Oh, Jeanne, I absolutely love your new yard art! WAY TO GO! I recognize your inspiration photo as the one Cindee created as I have it saved too on my computer. She is so inspirational...and so are you and your hubby! Thanks for posting your new creation!!! LOVE IT! Bear Hugs! Kirk

Here is a link that might be useful: Cindee's Garden

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 2:39AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Jeanne you sphere is beautiful! Dh did an awesome job. I seeing it in your garden. Kirk thank you for the link to Cindee's garden.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 8:57AM
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Thanks, Kirk...it was Cindee's 'sphere' ... I see she just made another one out of 'strapping' ...cool! And also she was the inspiration for my 'tipsy buckets' a couple yrs ago(except I put my Dad's old watering can on top)...thanks for posting her link, too! I was her Secret Santa a few yrs back...she has such cool gardens! Jeanne S.

Aug 2011 (oh, I miss summer already!) No snow here yet tho as you could see in 'sphere' pics.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 10:44AM
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Sandplum1(z7 Seminole, OK)

Hope you gave hubby a big ol' hug for that one! Pretty sweet!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 11:31AM
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Jeanne, love your sphere and your yard.
Kirk, thank you for the link to Cindee. She does beautiful work..she is so creative.

Happy New Year Everyone!


    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 1:22PM
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Love your sphere. Rustic is soooooo for me!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 4:49PM
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Gorgeous! Thanks for posting, I now have to add this to my project list since I just got some more and keep forgetting about them(cuz I have to "stash" them out of hubby's sight!) I am hoping I have enough to make another one for myself and one for my BFF. Here is where I put my last one...but now I wish I had added more bands...Plus I had added rebar to attach it to the 4x4 post it sits on.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 7:03PM
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calamity...I like how you used that 'sphere' & your tall bottle tree! Looks great! (keep collectin'!) ;-) Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 11:19PM
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