Tuesday, September 14, 2021

DIY Vintage Cupola

This sweet cupola is darling hubby's latest creation made with a variety of recycled materials.


The finished cupola stands about 8' tall and was built from weathered barn board and vintage shutters. The roof was crafted from rusted corrugated metal and the rustic weathervane was hand forged with iron from his metal pile.


The stone base was built with rocks gathered from around our property. The completed structure was then carefully placed on the stone foundation with the help of hubby's tractor. 


And just as when he made 'Our New-Old Outbuilding with a Hidden Secret', this cupola serves as a disguise for a modern amenity.

The pedestal for our underground cable wires is hidden behind the hinged shutter.

Two different builds reflecting the past while camouflaging today's necessities. 





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12 comments:

  1. That is so genius and really good-looking, Suzanne. Kudos to your husband for such a fine work. I really love the stone base and weathervane on top!

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    1. Thanks, Rita! He did a really nice job on it and it pairs so nicely with the other outbuilding that he built. I love how he thinks outside the box! Have a great day, Suzanne.

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    1. Thank-you, Elizabeth! I think so, too! All my best, Suzanne.

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  3. Wow! Suzanne, this is amazing and your husband is so creative! I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! He's always coming up with something different. I never know what to expect! 😄

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  4. So neat! I love shutter projects.

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra! It is fun to see the different ways people use shutter's.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I think hubby did a fabulous job, too! Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next. Have a wonderful week, Suzanne.

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  6. Wow, your husband did an amazing job! I love how he repurposed recycled shutters to make it too. What a lovely focal point from your driveway.

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    1. Thanks, Marie and yes, I have to agree with you! It looks so nice as we drive into our property and it adds an air of history to the place. Have a wonderful week, Suzanne.

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