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
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
A New Life at Rostrose


January 23, 2014

Gray Love

Over the last year I’ve fallen quite a bit in love with the color gray. That doesn’t include those gray hairs, showing up on my head though, lol. I’m rather talking about furniture, wall color, fabrics etc. I like the soft shades as well as the darker ones and the brownish grays as much as those with a bluish undertone. The color has sneaked into my creations and our home decor here and there already. You might remember my recycled fabrics pumpkins or the chippy mirror that I had painted a medium gray.
I use diluted black silk dye to turn white  fabrics and laces into shades of gray. That works just great.
Gray Lace Heart
The lace heart front consists of five different eyelet laces and is embellished with gray beads and coffee dyed linen buttons.
 French Fabric Gift Bag
I like to combine gray with cream or beige. That softens the sometimes cool appearance of gray.
Lace Tag Paris
The pretty French labels on the gift bag and the tag were provided by The Graphics Fairy and printed out on fabric.
You’ll get to see more gray fabric creations from me this year but there will also be white ones as well as recycled or upcycled projects using found objects and lovely junk. Lots of ideas are spinning in my head.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I’ll be joining these great parties: