I've Got My Eye On You...A Simple Project...

Well, I planned to share fall decorating on my hutch today, 
but the week has been busy and the photos didn't get done...SOooo...
Instead I'm sharing a simple project today!  I am often attracted to whimsical, quirky, or even odd or bizarre art...and this is one of those projects.  I had an old tennis racket...no strings...but I love the look. There are so many things you could do with these...chalkboards, memo boards, picture frames, etc...
and they are inexpensive at thrift stores and garage sales.


I love the rustic patina...


I had an idea in mind, and headed over to The Graphics Fairy to download and print out one of her human eye images.  I placed it under the racket, traced around the exterior and cut it out.   After gluing it to the backside of the racket, I added 2 little screws to the wood on the center back, about 4" apart, and stretched wire between them, to hang the piece.


I love weird art like this...it's a conversation piece... and stares over at our gallery wall...



Next, I think I'll try cutting down two rackets and attaching them to make eyeglasses...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...
the weather has been beautiful here and the leaves are falling!

Until next time...

27 comments

  1. Such a clever idea about the two brackets for eyeglasses. I love conversation pieces too! I have a BIG Taos drum from New Mexico that is my conversation piece. Something that is worth a lot and something that I will never part with,

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  2. SOO fun!! A great idea and I used to do eye tests on people at our towns eye center so I am partial to eye stuff :-)

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  3. I love this! Anything unusual always grabs my attention. Very clever indeed.

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  4. You have a great eye for design! lol! Really, it is quirky fun. I would never have thought to put an eye image in it, but it is a great conversation piece. We are having gorgeous weather too. Loving every minute of it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. So clever and I love the way it looks hung over the doorway!

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  6. Very clever Linda and I love that it is a conversation piece. Very unique and cool.
    Kris

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  7. Very cool use of the tennis racket. I can't wait to see how it looks to use 2 rackets for eyeglasses. I would love doing that in my entry way! I would never have thought of putting an eye in it. Hugs, Dianne

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  8. So creative, Linda!!! I love the idea to use two...

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  9. Linda, That is just WEIRDLY wonderful! lol I think it is VERY cute and creative. I love the idea of cutting a pair down and making a set of glasses out of them. How funny! xo Diana

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  10. Haha, I love it, Linda! I'd love to see the one you make into eyeglasses.

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  11. Talk about quick, easy and fun! As all, am waiting for the two-eyed version.

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  12. I love it, but the idea of two as glasses sounds just FAB! Kudos, Linda.

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  13. What a unique and fabulous idea!! I am so glad to be following along now.

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  14. I love the weathered wood with the black and white graphic! It turned out fabulous, Linda, and just in time for Halloween!

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  15. That old racket really does have great patina! That's a cute idea to use a print inside of it.

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  16. The tennis racket itself is so fabulous. And I love adding the eye graphic to it. Such a great idea!
    Mary Alice

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  17. This is SO fun and whimsical! LOVE it :)
    Susan

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  18. What a creative way to re-purpose! Love your blog. Patricia from TheBlackSheepShoppe.blogspot.com

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