Our Name in Junk!July 25th, 2009 in member junk
Finally, my first post! It took awhile to collect just the right pieces and even longer to find time to get it on the wall and photographed.
I'd seen for sale photos of letter shapes occuring in nature and architecture. Any letters desired can be ordered, but having them matted and framed is usually part of the deal. While I think this is a very creative and impressive idea, it was a little expensive for this garage sale decorator. So I decided to create words of actual things that look like letters. Here's what I used to spell our last name (and where I found it):
R - An old theater marquee letter (eBay). I used a real letter here so people would get the idea.
O - I had found a men's corduroy hat with a feather on the side that reminded me of my late grandfather. When I layed it out at home and considered where it would be hung, I decided something flatter was needed. After a LONG search, I found this gold painted oval photo frame. (local flea market)
B - A metal lyre (from an old magazine stand) turned on its side. (same local flea market)
E - This was a three-hook coat rack. I straightened the hooks to make an E. (same local flea market)
r - I was told this is an old wooden keg tap. (same local flea market)
T - It appears to be a flattened hand shovel or trowel (same local flea market)
S - My handy hubby cut this from part of an old wrought iron railing (FREE roadside find).
My kids are after me to do their names in junk now! So I'm looking for ideas for these letters: another S, N, L, G, P, E, R, C, A, T, I, U. So far I've got a horseshoe for the U and an OLD bicycle fender bent a little tighter for a C (though I'll need another C) Any suggestions are welcome! But I'll admit that hunting with nothing particular in mind is quite fun!
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, whimsical, letters