It looks like it should be tossed.
This rusted gate was left by the previous owners of our house. For a short spell when we had chickens last year, it became the door to the coop. Now, it rests against the back of our wood shed.
It is rusted and old.
And yet, I find that it makes for wonderful photography.
I’ve been selling my photos in craft fairs and on Etsy for a number of years. More recently, they’ve been for sale at a local shop, Aristide.
In an effort to keep things fresh, I am working on some new ideas. One of the things I will be doing is framing with old, weathered wood. (Another is painting vintage frames, which is my next project.) It suits the cottage-y style of my photography, I think, and adds to the overall artistic appeal.
Lucky for me, my husband has a talent for repurposing old wood, and made these beautiful frames for my work. (I may have to steal a couple for home before I sell them all!)