Rustic LOVE sign from old farm implement parts
After scavenging for this old cabinet door in a friend's barn, I became inspired to so something rustic with some other farm pieces. My husband grew up on a South Georgia farm, so on a weekend trip I searched high and low for inspiration. Ultimately I ended up with a basket of rusty pieces where I decided on these "letters." It took some work to attach the pieces as they are quite heavy. I used eye hooks and wire, liquid nails, and a couple of screws on the larger pieces. I LOVE the result and have had many offers to buy it. It cost me $zero, only time.
This is the finished product. My first official Hometalk post!
I was able to attach this piece using a large screw you can see at the bottom. The door was very thick & could handle the screw without splitting. It did come out the back just a little, but not enough to meet the wall. I put round furniture felt feet on each corner of the back. I added a little eye hook & copper wire for good measure along with a bead of liquid nails at the top.
This, too, is attached using the screw in the middle. This was the lightest of the three pieces.
This was the most challenging letter. The hole at the top is quite a ways from the door. You can't see it from the front view, but there is an eye hook screwed into the wood. From the eye hook I added the wire. It's also attached with a bead or two of liquid nails. Any time I use eye hooks, I dip them in a little wood glue before screwing them in.
The E is attached with 3 eye hooks & some picture wire. I ran out of the older looking wire, and the copper wasn't as agile as this wire. Though there are several different colors of wire, etc., I was generally pleased with the overall look. I think the wire just kind of disappears into the word. I used large D-rings and layered picture wire on the back for hanging.
Published July 3rd, 2014 8:05 PM
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