September 25th, 2008 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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I took parts and pieces from old wood and enamel stoves and turned them into signs.  Some I sanded and painted before I added the words, others I left as is.  For the easel on the back (to prop it up) I used a hinge which I glued on with Gorilla glue. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, funky, industrial, black, yellow, signs, sign, cast iron, wood stove doors, grates, hinges

Comments (5)

suewhitney writes: Bluejean,

Welcome to the site. These signs are amazing. What a clever idea. The hinge as a stand is an excellent idea. Way to re-purpose!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:22 am on September 28th
csudderth writes: These are soooo clever. I LOVE them. I don't think I could ever get my letters to look as good as yours though. I'm terrible with paint.
Christy Posted: 9:13 pm on September 27th
bluejean writes: The words were hand painted on. The way I did this was to print out the word on the computer with the font and size I wanted. I then used graphite paper (it is like carbon paper, is found in craft stores and comes in white or black) to transpher the word on. I used scotch tape to keep everything in place. Once the word was transphered I used a tiny brush and acrilic paint to paint it on, or if the words were bigger I used a paint pen. Posted: 7:13 pm on September 25th
CottageElements writes: How cute are these! Love the Universal grate! What did you use for the words? Posted: 6:46 pm on September 25th
georgiamoon writes: WOW do I LOVE this one. What an incredible use of old junk. That is quite a transformation you've got there. I can imagine a million places to put these! Love it, love it, love it, Georgia Posted: 6:44 pm on September 25th
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