January 31, 2014

A Junky Sign of LOVE

It had been on my mind for a while to make a sign from junk parts or found objects. Inspired by some great junky LOVE signs I had seen on some blogs recently, I checked my stash for items that would work as letters or parts of letters. There were several options and I played around until I was satisfied with my LOVE letters.

Upcycled Letters - Junky LOVE Sign

Upcycled Letters - Junky LOVE Sign

Upcycled Letters - Junky LOVE Sign 

The wood came from an old pallet and is beautifully weathered. I’m glad that I wasn’t able to get the rusty nails pulled out. I could have cut them off but then decided not to, because I just liked the look of them sticking out of the wood planks. It even gives me the possibility to hang something from the base.

Upcycled Letters - Junky LOVE Sign

Upcycled Letters - Junky LOVE Sign

I don’t consider this sign a Valentine’s only creation and plan to hang it in my studio all the year round.

Make LOVE from junk and have a happy weekend :)!

I’ll be linking up with these great parties:

Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors

Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Be Inspired at Common Ground

Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo




Liz said...

That is lovely - so unusual and personal!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lululiz said...

Brilliant, Julia, I really love this piece. It is amazing what somebody with your vision can do with other peoples' throwaways. Definitely not just for Valentine's Day, this is an awesome piece which should be on display all year round. xxx

Jayne said...

you never cease to amaze me with your creativity, Julia. I love, love, love it! x

augcott said...

I love this!
I just have to do this!!!
Have a great weekend...dithoughts and shotsane @

Kathy said...

Well I just LOVE this - haha!

Kelly_Deal said...

Super cute sign Julia!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Fantastic!!! Those old weathered boards with the rusty nails is a perfect frame for your letters. I can't resist either, LOVE IT~~~

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hi Julia! I LOVE the LOVE sign! And I'm so glad that you left the nails in it!! Have a great weekend. XO, Sue

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Really cool, Julia! Wish I had the time to get some of my projects. I've one like yours and several sitting on my workbench . . . pile keeps getting bigger, LOL

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I LOVE it! You really do need to keep it up all year long. I have a couple junky signs in progress, but who knows when they'll be finished. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bente said...

The sign is beautiful and so creative.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's great, Julia! Very clever using the pieces that you did.

Chris Fairall said...

ooow very special indeed, what a great way to recycle too, and such a lovely message. LOVE it !!

Rhonda said...

It's wonderful, Julia. I absolutely adore it!!

Createology said...

Love the creative bits and pieces you have put together in this Love sign. Joy...

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love this love! I have pinned a couple of these and thought I would make one sometime too. The e is fabulous! I think I'd better see what I have. Love that funky junk style! I have a link party going on now. Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared this!

Robin said...

This is an amazing piece Julia! I think the nails are perfect left the way they are. Have a great weekend.


Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Jules I'm so in love with your junk love sign, too fabulous!!! I have to go and search for things to make one too, maybe a smaller version.
Email follows soon!
Have a great creative weekend!
Here it is raining on frozen ground right now yuk!
xoxo Carola

Alexandra Eitel said...

Wow klasse mit dem alten Holz, Julia das Teil sieht super aus!
Schönes Wochenende dir
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Martina2801 said...

Liebe Julia, vielen Dank für Deine Geburtstagsgrüße. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut, wieder von Dir zu hören.

Der Wandhänger ist sagenhaft schön! Die Idee und die Gestaltung gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut.

Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes WE.

Junkchiccottage said...

I have seen these pieces on pinterest and yours came out so nice. Really unique and I love all the pieces you found to make the letters.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Adore this! I must make one for myself...pinning. Thanks for the great inspiration.


Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
dein LOVE-Schild ist wirklich der Hammer! Und ich bin fastziniert, welch wundervoll attraktive "Junk"-Teile sich in deinem Vorratlager immer wieder finden. Kannst du mir bitte verraten, aus welchen "Bestandteilen" das V besteht? (Sind das Teile von Bambus-Gartenfackeln? Oder Pfeifen? Oder ... hmmm.... ) Ich find's übrigens auch toll, dass du die Nägel im knorrigen Holz gelassen hast - macht sich sehr gut!!!
Einen schönen Sonntag noch und eine feine nächste Woche
wünscht dir die Traude (die natürlich gleichzeitig auch wieder jede Menge Fellchenkrauler mitschickt!!!)
♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥:

PS: Vielen Dank für deine immer so lieben Kommentare! Ja, und das mit den Mistengeln in kreativer Hinsicht kenne ich auch - und es ist wirklich fast immer so, dass ich mich dann bei der Ehre gepackt fühle und etwas noch Besseres draus mache!

Teresa Cline said...

That is very cool. I love you found things to make the letters with.

Dorthe said...

Julia, OHH, it is wonderful my dear friend! I am in love with your new take of creating art pieces, ...the rawness and altering of different found objects is gorgeous!!
Love your love-sign, The ,E is so beautiful- and it should certainly hang on your wall all year round !!
Sending you love from Bornholm, where I`m back again, after 3 happy dayes with my grandkids, and today also with Nadja !! Wishing you a wonderful February month, sweetie!! Hugs,Dorthe

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have not seen this before...I love it!! You are right, love is perfect all year long!!


lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Definitely for every day of the year.
Materials we usually associate as being masculine yet there is such elegance to your sign, I absolutely LOVE the idea and the manner you created each individual letter.
A fabulous piece of "Greencraft" art.

White Lace and Promises said...

This is just great! You need to make these to sell. I would buy (for the right money). Just love!

Julia Klimek said...

Your sign is gorgeous! I really love it. Would make a really sweet wedding gift! Julia

Donna Wilkes said...

A sign of true love - junk on a pallet. I would use it inside and outside. It is perfectly vintage and distresed

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
das Schild ist einfach nur genial!!!
Liebe Grüße

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very vintage and cozy! I love it! Pinned! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

One More Time Events said...

This is so cute…love it! Would like to invite you to come by and share it at One More Time Events http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/02/valentine-round-up-and-party.html

must love junk said...

I'm smitten with your love sign!! It's fantastic :)

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

LOVE-ly junk love!! I have been wanting to make one too. So glad you left the rusty nails...more junky character!!

Jill said...

Great job! Very cool.

Gaby Bee said...

Das Teil sieht toll aus Julia...ganz nach meinem Geschmack! Altes Holz, Nägel, Rost ~ genial!

LG Gaby

Suzan Sweatman said...

I just love this - what a perfect piece of art for Valentines and beyond!!!

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

Rustic charm for Valentines Day! LOVE!!!

Deborah said...

I LOVE it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a charming looking sign...so happy that you came by and shared it at my party this week. I am going to feature it at my party on Monday.


Guriana said...

This is stunning Julia!!:)))))

Mom E. said...

Such a cool sign Julia, you just do everything just right! Love your pallet post as well! You and your hubby are a great team!


Good Time Charlie said...

So, so cute!!! Visiting from Knick of Time. Thanks for sharing!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Julia
This is such a cool LOVE sign!
The junk pieces you found are perfect.
It's a beautiful piece to hang in your studio - I'm inspired and I'll try and do something similar!


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Debra Oliver said...

this is so wonderful, Julia! you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creativity!!