Monday, January 5, 2015

XOXO, Reclaimed Heart

How do you feel about Valentine's Day?  LOVE it, so to speak, or not so much?  I saw on Pinterest that people, especially those on college campuses throw Valentine Hater parties (let's be fair to Saint Valentine here, collegians love to throw ANY kind of party!).



Wow, I never knew there was so much disdain for the holiday.  Me? I think it is a nice day, a fun day, never a huge holiday at my house, but sweet.  I am pretty sure even the years I was single on the day, I didn't dread it or hate it.

But, just in case you feel that way, let's call this project a simple, everyday kind of heart--one not just for lovers, but for friends, moms, kids, sisters, even dogs.  After all, hopefully we all feel some XOXO for someone!
reclaimed wood heart http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/01/xoxo-reclaimed-heart.html

I started with some scrap painted boards that were leftover from other projects, joined them together with boards on the back.
reclaimed wood heart http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/01/xoxo-reclaimed-heart.html
A simple heart painted in white and an XOXO added,
reclaimed wood heart http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/01/xoxo-reclaimed-heart.html
some sanding and stain and you have a lovely sign for any occasion ;)!
reclaimed wood heart http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/01/xoxo-reclaimed-heart.html

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! Love the colors, and everyone can use a little "xoxo" in their life!

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    1. Yes, we can! A little XOXO makes the world go 'round.

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  2. Love the sign, perfect Valentine gifting.
    It's so fun to create from salvaged pieces.

    Xox
    Dore

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    1. I do love the scraps and pieces--have a tough time getting rid of any of them!

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  3. That's adorable! I want to try your paint method so badly. I just know it'll never look anywhere near as good as yours. Oh well, I can at least try.

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    1. Deb, it is easy! But, I have been practicing for years, so it has developed too and I can pretty much slap paint on with my eyes closed now, LOL!

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  4. What a cute project from leftover boards. The candlesticks coordinate so nicely for a cute and unique Valentine's Day display. I just love it!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  5. I love the colors you used...red is my all time favorite hue, but it pops so against the blue and green! Outstanding!

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

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