Saturday, February 1, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Heart Art

I told you I had an itching to paint and create with colored wood, didn't I?  While I didn't get a completely satisfying scratch on the itch (I want to paint LOADS of wood and build BIG furniture), I did get to scratch it a bit with this reclaimed wood heart art.reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
I started by painting some boards--paint technique is HERE!
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I cut a heart out of newspaper
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
and traced it with a Sharpie on to the wood (2 equal sized reclaimed wood boards).
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
No photos of this part, but I cut them out with a handheld jigsaw.  Cut carefully and you have a heart for a future project that I will share on Monday.  Oops, one half broke into 3 pieces--no worries!
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I cut the painted reclaimed boards the width of the heart outline (the finished piece of this is 25" tall by 20" wide) and used the brad nailer to attach the boards.  I nailed through the front so I
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
could see where I was nailing.
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
Oops again, more wood breakage=more nails, no sweat!
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
I painted it white, waiting to paint to cover nail holes, sanded it and used a mixture of Annie Sloan dark wax and coconut oil to finish it.
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Love having some color,
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
and the reclaimed, salvaged wood beauty and texture!
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
The other decor?  I really liked the ladder I brought in for Christmas and left it for pictures and added some hot dish carrier bulletin boards from the past next to the heart.  
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors!
reclaimed wood, painted salvaged wood heart art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/reclaimed-wood-heart-art.html



16 comments:

  1. Oh my my, this is so amazing! Pinning now! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

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  2. Becky--this is soooo cute. I'm so envious of your creativity! super job!

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  3. This is a great project! It almost makes me want to use a jigsaw!

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  4. Hi Becky! I love this project so much that I'm going to share it on my 'weekly wonders' post tomorrow morning. Thank you for sharing! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

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  5. Hi! This tutorial is perfect for a day like this: St. Valentine! Thank you for sharing it!
    P.S. I cited it in my post "Moodboard: Lovely Tutorial"! ;-)

    Ciao, a kiss from Italy!
    Lory
    www.lunadeicreativi.com

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  6. Hi Becky-- I e-mailed you about this a few weeks back. Very interested in purchasing one similar! Please let me know what our next steps are! THANK YOU!!! ~Kristen R.

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  7. This turned out so cute! I wonder if I would have the patience to try and make it

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  8. I've seen this project featured in a number of different places, most recently on the EcoGoodz blog and I just wanted to say great job!

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  9. Hi Becky,
    I've been a fan of yours for years. I use red a lot in my house and have yet to find any color of red paint I like as well as the one I see here on your heart. I know you don't always know certain paint colors you use, but please tell me if you know the name of the red paint you used for this heart. Thank you and God bless you.

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

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