Friday, January 24, 2014

LOVE Letters

Have you ever written a love letter?  Have you received one?  When hubby and I were dating I worked in Glacier Park for the summer while he went back home.  I wrote and better yet, received, many love letters that I now have tucked away in a box.  Hubby says he knew he really loved me because he hates writing letters.

These love letters are a little different.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I have made "junky" love before, but this time I did each letter on a separate board.  
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
This makes it more versatile as it can be displayed in many different ways.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
You could also hang it with all of the letters or boards touching or in a random pattern too, but I had enough holes in my wall so I didn't show that ;).  
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
After cutting four pieces of wood scraps into my loose interpretation of square, I painted them blue. (If you haven't noticed, I don't really do traditional Valentine's red and white.)
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I sanded around the edges and used a mixture of dark and clear wax (Annie Sloan) to darken them a bit.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
The L is a door plate and a deadbolt lock slide.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
The O is a heart pan.  I tried to rust it with salt, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide, but it wouldn't rust.  So I used the paint rust method I shared HERE.  It got a little too "rusty" so I added some Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalkpaint over the top.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
The V is made from two knives--these were a bear to drill through, broke three drill bits in the process.  I glued the tops of the knives, after getting one screw through the bottom.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
The E is a cut spindle I found in the garage and 3 clothespins.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I have to admit, although I still love a sweet card my husband, these LOVE letters are more my style these days.
Love letters repurposed junk letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors

23 comments:

  1. I Love it!!! I m gonna try something similar!!! Besos

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  2. I LOVE it very much, Becky. Hubby just brought me some wood as background for my junky love letters. It's so much fun to write in junk :).
    Have a happy weekend!

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  3. The heart pan made a great o. Very fun love sign!

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  4. Great idea! Love the versatility and that you aren't stuck on red and white. I love personal expression better!

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  5. So cool Becky! I love the way your mind works with junk! :)

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  6. These junky letters are beyond fabulous! I am soooo pinning! LOVE them (no pun intended...hahaha)
    :) <3

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  7. Very, very cute! And creative, too.

    Nancy

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  8. this has to be the most clever and creative "love" sign i've ever seen. brilliantly done, lady! pinning it! visiting from the funkjunkinteriors link party.

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  9. Very cute and so creative, Becky! I like the blue, as well. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

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  10. Wow! How absolutely creative! This is a great idea! Blessings!

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  11. That is so stinking cute! I think I am going to make something similar. Thanks for the idea! Speaking of love letters, a few years back I bought a jewelry box at a consignment store that looked pretty old but was in good shape. I brought it home and forgot about it for a while. One day I decided to sand it and paint it, but when I took out the bottom drawer, a piece of paper fell out. It was a sweet love letter that was 38 years old! I went back to the owner of the shop and asked if she knew the owner of the box so I could return it, but, alas, by that time her records had already been purged. So, I re-taped the love letter to the bottom of the drawer! It just seemed to be the appropriate thing to do.

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  12. Lovely and unique project idea! I love all of your treasures for the letters. Thanks for sharing, and I love the letters hung in all different layouts! Kari

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  13. This is beyond cute and clever, and amazing, and I don't have enough adjectives to express how much I love this!!! Sharing on my FB page on Monday. LOVE!

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  14. What size are the boards? The heart pan? I want to make this for my soon to be DIL

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  15. Your love art looks great! I shared this post on my blog's facebook and twitter pages.

    https://www.facebook.com/HomeIsWhereIBelong
    https://twitter.com/jewels0588

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  16. Parab√©ns, ideia criativa e linda♥

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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