My husband and I love to find items to re-purpose - everything from architectural salvage to curb-side giveaways to genuine dumpster finds! A while back he brought home an old air tank that someone had made into a planter. It was rusted and ugly, but I saw some potential. I regret that I did not take any "before" pictures, but this is the finished project. Well, almost. I completely forgot to paint the legs!
The iridescent detail really doesn't show up in the pictures. The intent was for this to resemble mermaid scales. A friend told me that this would qualify as erotic art, and then I saw them. All of them! I'm not changing a thing; if that is where your mind goes, so be it!
This neat vine is called Cardinal Climber, but it hasn't bloomed yet.
Here is a closer look at the groovy, claw-shaped leaves.
Isn't he cute? Now if he would just STOP digging in my potted plants!