Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Beautiful Functional Art from Farm Tools


I don’t usually post so soon after writing a post, but I’ve been planning to share this photo since before Christmas and I keep forgetting. I was mooching around the streets of downtown Bloomington when I spotted this beautiful stair rail. It was created using old iron farm implements and tools. Talk about recycling, redesign,and refurbishing in the most creative and awesome way. I love it. Click the image for a larger view.

stair-rail-handmade-old iron tools


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

10 thoughts on “Beautiful Functional Art from Farm Tools

  1. Wow, how artistic. Someone turned something as mundane as a stair rail into a work of art. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!


  2. This is so lovely and ornate! Who would have thought they had started with farm implements? Great post and I am glad that you featured this artsy railing. Smiles, Robin


  3. Oh, me too. Thank you, Laurie. 🙂


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