|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 08-23-2012 10:37 PM||3665 views||25 times favorited||23 comments|
I got a little playful with the new gate I made for our yard. The round glass pieces and metal cutout piece we picked up at local street fairs.
We found the blue hand shaped object (below the arch in the front) at the Pike Place Market here in Seattle. We were told it’s called a “Hamsa” and is from ancient Mediterranean cultures- it’s a symbol of protection – usually placed near a door or a window to protect the domain.
The “porthole” is for our dog “Lucy” so she can have a look out.
The hinges came from Lee Valley and I found the catch on ebay.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop