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Love Is Junk Assemblage Art

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Hey, started college classes again yesterday.

And I have classes today….I have classes everyday.

Earlier this week I was putting things together like crazy.

One project I finished up is a junk assemblage art sign.

I’m really in the crafting mood now that I’ve pulled out my accumulation of junk hardware and miscellaneous rusty stuff.

I think it’s because once I get the stuff out I don’t want to put it up….. so I just work with it or around it!

You may remember my red valentine love sign from an earlier post.

Well, I made another love sign….in fact I made two….. but you only get one today.

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love sign

I took all the Christmas décor from my mantel display but haven’t done anything else with the mantel.

The love sign looked a little lonely so I hung one of my vintage Chinese checker boards on my new favorite rusty display thingie.

Maybe before Summer gets here I’ll have the mantel decorated for Spring Smile



The wood is leftover from my Florida days.

We lived in Pensacola during the time folks were rebuilding after a series of hurricanes.

I used to drive through neighborhoods every morning and sort through fence wood that was awaiting garbage pickup.

I dry brushed a little paint on the wood to lighten it up.


assemblage are the letter E petticoat junktion

I’m awfully proud of the E.


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I adhered everything to the wood with E6000.

It works great.


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I haven’t put a hanger on the back of the sign yet.

That’s why it’s just sitting around.

In this photo it’s on top of the china hutch in our den.

Looks like I should have dusted while I was up there.



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I have something extra special for next week…..two painted furniture projects!

Yes, I really have been painting. I know ya’ll think I’ve been slacking off.

I just didn’t have time to get photos of the furniture.

How did you like the sign?

And what colors do you think I should use on the mantel for Spring?

I’m really partial to yellow and green.

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10 Responses

  1. Gail says:

    Love, love,love it. Just right! Happy studies.

  2. Good luck with your classes this semester!
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  4. […] One of Kathy’s favorite things to do is create art using all kinds of scraps and odds and ends that she’s collected over the years.  Some people might call it junk, but she has an eye for beauty and can imagine so many possibilities when she looks at old things.  Check out her latest creation–just in time for Valentine’s Day–at Petticoat Junktion. […]

  5. Tanya says:

    LOVE this junky, gorgeous sign and display Kathy, Pinning !!

    xo, Tanya
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  6. Shelly says:

    This is so much fun!! Now I want to spell all kinds of things with junk! You have created a monster :)

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  9. Cheryl says:

    Hi Kathy,
    I love your “LOVE” sign….first time here and have just become a Follower. I too love JUNK…and rust, and making things…so I can’t wait to read more about what you’ve been up to. I also clicked on your “HGTV” post and got a kick out of the outfit you create in…looks a lot like me on some of these busy snow days! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas with us!
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