A few days ago, I spotted these wooden letters that I thought would make a cool sign. I thought I’d make a basic “HOME” sign on pallet wood, but when I started playing around with them, it morphed into a totally new direction…
I dug around in my rusty junk stash, and decided a junky sign would be fun to make.
First, I needed to attach 2 pieces of pallet wood together. A rusty hinge worked well for the front side.
On the back, I connected it with a metal “thing”. I know there’s a name for it – I just have no idea what it is. It’s just a metal strip with holes in it.
I attached the “H” and E” first, at oppoite ends of the top board, and pre-drilled holes in the letters, so the wood wouldn’t split when I screwed them onto the pallet board.
I swapped out the wooden “O” for a round, rusty part.
Then, I added the “M” and just started playing around with the layout of the other rusty pieces, until I liked the look.
I like decor that’s useful, and adding hooks did that. The tiny metal wheel was just the right size to screw an old coat hook into. It’s quirky and fun.
For those of you who don’t hoard rusty bits and pieces, here’s what it looks like without them – I just kept one coat hook on it, so it’s till useful as a key hook, and would be perfect in an entryway.
Almost all of the screws I used were removed from the piano my husband and I converted into a desk. There were at least 100 screws from it, but sadly, my stash is almost depleted. I still have one big part left from that piano, but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet. I really need to brainstorm a project idea for it!
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Lucy creates gorgeous upcycled jewelry, like this black and silver necklace, reimagined from mid-century costume jewelry. Be sure to visit her shop to see so many more lovely pieces!