Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love Cannot Be Measured

I was chatting about immeasurable love the other day with a friend, and this idea popped right into the old noggin'! 

I started with some small pieces of vintage yardsticks. I laid them out with a litle space in between them.
reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html
I then traced around a paper heart. I cut the pieces out with a handheld jigsaw, and I won't lie, it wasn't that easy and took a few adjustments and sanding to get it right. A bandsaw or scrollsaw would be easier.
reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html
Next I taped off a "frame" and painted 4 different colors on the edge, rubbed a little of the paint off as I went and got this finish.  I then waxed the wood.
reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html

reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html
I glued the yardsticks on with a little wood glue and added the quote.
reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html

reclaimed wood heart art love http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-cannot-be-measured.html
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29 comments:

  1. Oh that is genious! I have yet to come across any of those old measuring sticks. I guess people in Colorado used some sort of old egyptian methods or something lol.

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  2. Love this! Those measuring sticks are awesome!

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  3. That turned out really nicely. Sweet idea.

    Alicia {ProtoDoom.com}

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  4. Fantastic idea. Don't ya just love those ah ha moments?

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  5. LOVE this idea! What a great way to bring a great quote to life!

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  6. That is precious. I love this
    T

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  7. that is adorable!!! love the idea and your execution of the concept was perfect!

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  8. How creative! This is too cute for words! I heart this :)

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  9. Seriously great idea. I love how this turned out. I really like the rusticness about it.

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  10. This is precious! I really LOVE the paint treatment you used on the outer edge! Such a cute idea!

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  11. That is the coolest heart I have seen! You did a great job! Have a great day, Vicky

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  12. i love it, that's flippin' awesome! would be great to give to a handy guy as a gift.

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  13. That is a neat idea. I love old rulers.

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  14. This is great! And I'm a new follower :) Nice to meet you :)

    Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree

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  15. Becky, you never cease to amaze me with your think outside the box creativity! I'm just speechless over this one. Bravo!

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  16. What a great idea!! LOVE it!
    I would love for you to come join me at my Linky Party!
    Jan 21-23 (Fri-Sun)
    Amy
    www.thecraftysideoflife.blogspot.com

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  17. PS, I love your blog! I am now a follower!

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  18. This is SO beautiful! i love what you did! I featured it on my facebook page :)
    www.facebook.com/lovestitched

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  19. This is one of my favorites from all the creative projects shown over at Whisper Wood Cottage. Such a sweet saying and great idea! I love the way you made the "frame". Major kudos! Going now to explore the rest of your blog ~
    :)Heidi

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  20. Do you still have this piece? If so I would love to buy it for a special family named Hansen in my church that exemplify this perfectly!

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