Thursday, January 21, 2016

LOVE, in Bits & Pieces

Puttering in the workshop days are happy days for me.

Days when I have the time to look around, and dream, and create whatever comes to me.

Today was one of those days and a little LOVE was the result of my puttering.
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I started with a scrap of wood that was approximately 11 1/2" x 14 1/2".  I divided the board into four quadrants.
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I then looked at my bits and pieces, my junk, and scraps that I just haven't been able to part with and laid out my design. 
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I assembled it using my brad nailer, glue, and screws. I glued and nailed the spools in place.

I used glue to attach the metal bullseye piece I cut from a small, magnetic game board I have been holding onto.  I then used the braid nailer to secure the V.
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I screwed in the metal L plates to form the E.
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I finished the piece with a coat of Minwax polyacrylic.

I realized I haven't shown use this lovely little industrial I found at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. 
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I think they had it in a throw away pile, but I asked about and they sold it to me for $10.
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All it needed was a cleaning and some Minwax polyacrylic to make it shine.
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I love the blue and yellow paint on the metal frame, the wheels, and the worn wood top with holes in it.
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It is a perfect place to rest a copy of my book, HINT, HINT! BUY IT HERE!  I did hear from my publicist that my book is in a second printing--thank you to all who have already purchased a copy.

8 comments:

  1. you did a great job on the LOVE plaque and I love that industrial cart Becky!

    gail
    pinning!

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  2. Once again you have provided your brand of the unique!

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I did say to myself, this is me, my "signature" style. Maybe that is why I enjoyed creating it so much!

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  3. I just love days when you can let the imagination run wild. I especially love the signs made from bits and pieces. The sign is terrific.

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  4. Very impressed and I just love the use of colour and refunked junk...keep it up x

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

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