Shabby Valentine Subway Art

On a recent shopping trip to the Re-Store, I found this old, chippy piece in a stack of scrap wood. I liked the old, weathered look of it and knew right away that I wanted to make it into some kind of subway art. The price was right: 40 cents. Yep, 40 cents.

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I was in my local Home Goods Store last week and they had a large display of subway art. I was in a hurry and didn’t stop to look at them for long, but one with the words, “Love is all you need”, caught my eye and then I knew what I was going to do with my shabby, cracked, chippy piece of scrap wood.

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I cut out the words with the Cameo and used the negative space as a stencil to paint the letters. Once the paint was dry, I sanded the letters ALOT, so that it (hopefully) looks like they’ve been there a long time.
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And here it is hanging in my craft room.
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What do you think? Not bad for 40 cents!
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    Beth Morrow says

    Absolutely genius! Perfect example of see past the imperfect to see the possible! Great idea…thanks for sharing!

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    says

    I love this! Great job, I can’t believe you found this great chippy wood at Re-store. I have yet to go there and I might just be making a trip there today!
    Thanks for the inspiration. I’m pinning this.
    Susan

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      Jeanie says

      Thanks Donna! I’m so glad you like the quote, too. I like how you described the board: perfectly chippy!

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